Harvard Business School

Harvard Business School (HBS) is a privately owned institute established in 1908. Located in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, HBS has 1800 students and 284 staff members. The present dean of HBS is Jay O. Light. Harvard Business School offers a full-time MBA course, quite a few executive education programs and a doctoral program.
The Harvard Business School Publishing is owned by HBS and it publishes online management tools, books on business, teaching cases and the Harvard Business Review. HBS has consistently been one of the leading business schools in the world. The MBA program offered by HBS spans for a period of two years.

Of these two years, one year is termed as Required Curriculum which is a mandatory course and the other year is the Elective Curriculum which is an unrestricted course selection. There are two semesters in the Required Curriculum. This semester deals with internal aspects of a company.

The courses included here are the following:
Finance I
Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Financial Reporting and Control
Marketing
Technology and Operations Management

The Elective Curriculum of Harvard School of Business includes external aspects of a company.

It includes the following courses:
Finance II
Negotiations
Leadership and Corporate Accountability
The Entrepreneurial Manager
Strategy
International Economy
Business

MBA students headcount of the Harvard Business School is about 900 and they are divided into ten sections of A to J with 90 students each. The teaching system of HBS follows the Socratic Method where the teaching classes are prepared by students and they carry out discussions in class with the teacher acting as the facilitator.

Executive Education programs offered by HBS are non-degree courses offering status of an alumni to graduates.

The following are the programs included in the Executive Education Program:
General Management Program
Advanced Management Program
Owner Management Program
The doctoral programs of HBS are offered with the aim of preparing those scholars who want to carry out research work and those aspiring to teach in top business universities and schools. The full-time degree programs begins in the month of September.

Contact details of Harvard Business School:
Harvard Business School
Soldiers Field
Boston, Massachusetts 02163
work 617-495-6000

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