A quick glance at Harvard Business School: HBS currently ranks in first place (tied with Stanford) as one of the best business schools, according to US News & World Report (March 2012). It was ranked as third for entrepreneurship.
Harvard Business School Class of 2014 Profile*
8,963 people applied to Harvard Business School in 2012; 13% were admitted and 925 enrolled.
The Harvard class of 2014 students have an average age of 27 and a median GMAT score of 730. 43% of students have educational backgrounds in economics and business.
*Statistics as of 6/11/2012
HBS Academics Related to Entrepreneurship
The Harvard Business School curriculum is divided into two parts: the required curriculum (RC) and the elective curriculum (EC). Students spend their first year taking RC courses which cover fundamental business practices, as well as FIELD courses, smaller, hands-on projects that complement the case-method style used in the RC courses.
- Finance 1
- Financial Reporting and Control
- Leadership and Organizational Behavior
- Technology and Operations Management
- Business, Government, and the International Economy
- The Entrepreneurial Manager
- Finance 2
- Leadership and Corporate Accountability
Elective courses enable students to delve deeper into the subject areas that most interest them.
Entrepreneurial Management Courses:
In addition to the above, students may also choose to participate in the Immersion Experience Program (IXP). For entrepreneurship students, there’s the Silicon Valley Immersion Program.
Other field study opportunities are available for entrepreneurs, including the Entrepreneurship Initiative.
Students may also cross register (up to two courses) at other schools at the university or at the Entrepreneurship Lab at MIT. See Cross-Registration Opportunities.
Research Centers for Entrepreneurship at Harvard
Extracurricular Clubs, Activities, and Competitions for HBS Entrepreneurship Students
- Entrepreneur Club
- Family Business Club
- Social Enterprise Club
- Venture Capital & Private Equity Club
- TechMedia Club
- Early-Stage Idea Feedback
- Business Plan Contest
Entrepreneur Stats at Harvard Business School
25% of the class of 2011 graduates did not seek post-MBA employment, 7% of which started their own businesses.
8% of class of 2012 students did not seek summer internships; 3% started their own businesses.
Companies Founded by HBS Alumni:
- Bain & Company – Orit Gadiesh
- Goldman Sachs – John Whitehead
- Intuit – Scott Cook
- Krueger International – Robert Higgins
- Landmark Communications/Weather Channel – Frank Batten
- R&R – Robert Reiss
- Staples – Thomas Stemberg
- TNT Group – Steven Belkin
- United Bank for Africa – Hakeem Belo-Osagie
- US Labs – Michael Danzi
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