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Harvard Business School: MBA Profile

Harvard Business School is one of the world’s most famous educational institutions and has educated world leaders and those at the forefront of business. The Graduate Guide profiles the School's MBA programme.

Tata Hall completed December 2013

They say:

“To experience the HBS MBA is to go inside the issues that matter—and to reach inside yourself for the strength, skills, and confidence you will develop to face them. In every case, class, event, and activity, you are asked not only to study leadership, but to demonstrate it”

The Harvard Business School not only caters for a MBAs, but Executive Education and Doctoral programs, each focusing on specific stages of a students learning.


Total number of students: 1,868

Established:  1908

Famous Alumni: George W. Bush, two term American President. Anne Moore, first female CEO Time, Inc. Michael Lynton, CEO, Sony Entertainment and Chairman and CEO, Sony Pictures Entertainment. Abigail Johnson, Fidelity Worldwide Investment.

Interesting fact: Out of those who graduated from Harvard with a MBA in 2014, 89% were offered employment within three months of graduating with a median salary of £78,566 and a signing bonus of around £16,000.

Happy MBA graduates at their ceremony


The MBA programme is a two year full time residential course using both classroom and in the field practices, for students to develop and learn the role of decision makers in business.  Student teams will develop new products and services for established business partners of the School and develop this into their own microbusiness.


£59,773.73. There may be the opportunity for international students to receive private educational loans.


The HBS is the only business school with a self-contained residential campus. More than 80% of MBA students live on campus, other housing options are available such as the Harvard University Housing and private listings. The School offers help and advice in whatever form of housing you choose.



The School has 34 specialist facilities including libraries and chapels. The latest development Tata Hall was completed in December 2013 and is a seven story arc-shaped building and includes residential space, classrooms and common areas.

Inside a lecture by Prof. Alex Keyssar


Located in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts the campus sits on the Charles River in the Cambridge district. Boston is home to the famous Boston Red Sox baseball team. One of Americas oldest cities the area has history stretching back to 1688 with the Kings Chapel and Burying Ground.

Harvard from above

Contact details:

MBA Admissions

Dillon House
Soldiers Field
Boston, MA 02163


Email: admissions@hbs.edu