01 Mar 2017

What’s New in Educational Innovation? A Few Highlights


A student team pitches its venture to a panel of instructors, entrepreneurs, and investors on the final day of the Startup Bootcamp program. (photo by Susan Young)

MBA Program

Startup Bootcamp

This is the first of a new January Wintersession being offered as an elective 10-day immersion program for first-year MBA students. The bootcamp uses a learning-by-doing approach to build skills required to succeed as an early-stage entrepreneur. Other topics such as coding and financial analysis are planned for future programs.


Two New Online Certificate Programs

  • Leading with Finance
    The program provides a thorough understanding of the principles of finance — a toolkit for making smart financial decisions.
  • Negotiation Mastery
    Participants are introduced to analytical tools and interpersonal techniques for dealing effectively with different bargaining styles and tactics.

Executive Education

Senior Executive Leadership Program (SELP)

SELP is a new yearlong four-modular program designed for experienced senior executives to further their business management and leadership skills. Two in-class modules are held on the HBS campus and two in a host country; the modules are complemented by HBS Live virtual sessions. The first program was conducted in India in 2016, with future programs planned for additional countries.

Doctoral programs

MBA Curriculum Exposure

Doctoral students are now asked to take at least two courses from the Elective Curriculum of the MBA Pro gram to give them some experience in the classroom.

Alumni annual giving to the HBS Fund for Leadership and Innovation enables the School to continually innovate in its educational programs.


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