By developing knowledge grounded in practice, creating transformational learning experiences, convening leaders for discussion and action, and disseminating ideas to scholars and practitioners, we have shaped management practice for more than a century. But what truly distinguishes HBS is our unique capacity to continually innovate, even—and especially—in times of uncertainty. We must set our sights high. The world turns to Harvard Business School for leadership. And in a world that is anything but simple, leadership means investing in the people, ideas, and innovations that can have a lasting impact. More than ever, business leaders are being called upon to create a better society. Through The Harvard Business School Campaign, we can continue to fulfill our mission and set the standard for excellence in management education and leadership in the 21st century.

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EDUCATE LEADERS WHO MAKE A
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  • DRIVE INNOVATION AND
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  • EDUCATE LEADERS WHO MAKE A
    DIFFERENCE IN THE WORLD

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The Case for HBS

Learn about the vision for HBS in the 21st century

HBS ECONOMIC MODEL

Harvard Business School is renowned for educating leaders who make a difference in the world. Less well known is the economic model that enables the School to do this—a model that is unique in higher education. HBS is a living example of what it teaches: For a business’s long-term success, it must have multiple revenue sources, invest in innovation, avoid deferred maintenance, limit debt, and run a surplus. Learn More

HBS PRIORITIES

After becoming the 10th dean of Harvard Business School in July 2010—and after meeting with every faculty member and a wide range of students, staff, alumni, and others about the School’s opportunities and challenges—Nitin Nohria outlined a set of ongoing priorities for HBS. These priorities have come to be called “the 5 i’s.”

Innovation

Innovation

Innovation  

Innovation

Identifying new approaches to enhancing the learning experience in the School’s educational programs

HBS is committed to teaching that is engaging, participant centered, and focused on real problems in management practice. The field method now complements the case method to help bridge the gap between knowing and doing.

Intellectual Ambition

Intellectual Ambition

Intellectual Ambition  

Intellectual Ambition

Generating important and relevant scholarly work focused on large-scale, crossdisciplinary issues facing society

School-wide initiatives in social enterprise, health care, leadership, entrepreneurship, U.S. competitiveness, business and the environment, business history, and digital business help foster activities related to the genesis and development of new ideas.

Internationalization

Internationalization

Internationalization  

Internationalization

Engaging in research and disseminating knowledge that is global in scope

HBS recognizes that management ingenuity is found all over the world.Our network of regional research centers is designed to leverage a lean physical footprint to establish an intellectual footprint that is unmatched in its global breadth of analysis and understanding.

Inclusion

Inclusion

Inclusion  

Inclusion

Fostering an inclusive environment where all community members are able to do their best in support of the School’s mission

Our diversity is one of HBS's greatest strengths, so we must make the most of our differences. The Culture and Community Initiative is beginning to have a widespread impact on our campus as we take steps to ensure that our culture allows everyone to thrive.

Integration

Integration

Integration  

Integration

Pursuing opportunities for collaboration across the University, particularly in the areas of innovation and entrepreneurship

Partnerships such as the Harvard Innovation Lab, HBX, our joint degree programs, and programs that engage undergraduates are proof points of our belief that by working together Harvard can be more than the sum of its parts.