Harvard Business School
|Harvard Business School|
|Type||Private business school|
|Endowment||US$2.7 billion (2012)|
(1,917 in MBA)
(100 in Ph.D.)
|Location||Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.
|School rankings (overall)|
|U.S. News & World Report||1|
HBS is consistently ranked among the foremost business schools in the world. It is rated #1 among U.S. business schools by U.S. News & World Report. #1 by the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report, #2 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, #1 by Forbes, and #14 by The Wall Street Journal. Internationally, HBS is ranked #1 in the world by América Economía, #1 in the world by CNN Expansion, #1 in the world by the Financial Times, #5 in the world by The Economist, and #21 in the world by The Wall Street Journal.
In the most recent aggregated "ranking of rankings" of US business schools, HBS ranked #5 in the Financial Times and #1 with Poets&Quants. Each of these rankings is a composite of five major MBA rankings published by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Economist, The Financial Times, Forbes, Wall Street Journal and/or U.S. News & World Report which is meant to eliminate anomalies and other statistical distortions that are often present in any single ranking.
Students can join one or more of the more than 80 clubs on campus. The clubs invite speakers to campus, organize trips, social events, and help forming bonds between students of similar interests. The Student Association (SA) is the main interface between the MBA student body and the faculty/administration. It is led by a four-person Executive Committee (two Co-Presidents, CFO and COO). The decision power rests with the Senate, which is composed of one senator from each section (a total of ten), the Executive Committee, and various committees made up of section officers. Intramurals are also a major part of the student life, especially in the first year. Sections form teams and compete with each other in basketball, flag football, volleyball, soccer and many other inter-mural sports.
The rigorous schedule of class work is often tempered by high energy social functions and perennial events such as the cross-dressing Priscilla Ball, the spring Newport Ball held at a Newport, RI, mansion, and the winter Hollidazzle Ball usually held in Boston, MA.
HBS has outlined several initiatives for developing MBAs, including environmental sustainability, healthcare, globalization, leadership, and social enterprise.
The Summer Venture in Management Program (SVMP) is a one week management training program for rising college seniors designed to increase diversity and opportunity in business education. Participants must be employed in a summer internship and be nominated by and have sponsorship from their company or organization to attend. 
The school's faculty are divided into ten academic units: Accounting and Management; Business, Government and the International Economy; Entrepreneurial Management; Finance; General Management; Marketing; Negotiation, Organizations & Markets; Organizational Behavior; Strategy; and Technology and Operations Management.
In fall 2010, the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, and the Tata Education and Development Trust, which are philanthropic arms of the Tata Group gave HBS its biggest ever international donation of $50 million. This donation is funding Tata Hall, named after Ratan Tata (AMP ’75), the chairman of Tata Sons Ltd. The facility will be devoted to the Harvard Business School’s mid-career Executive Education program. It will be seven or eight stories tall with about 150,000 gross square feet. It will house approximately 180 bedrooms in addition to academic and multi-purpose spaces.
Located in the northeast corner of the HBS campus, Tata Hall will complete the Executive Education quad, which currently includes McArthur, Baker, and Mellon Halls (residence), McCollum and Hawes (classroom), Kresge (dining), and Glass (administration). Its construction started in December 5, 2011 and its completion is scheduled for December 2013.
- Marla Malcolm Beck '98 - Founder & CEO Bluemercury, Inc.
- William Ackman '92 - Hedge Fund Manager
- Timothy I. Ahern - U.S. Air Force Major General
- Mark Albion '82 - Author, Social Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Net Impact
- Gabi Ashkenazi - Chief of the General Staff, Israel Defense Forces
- Rahul Bajaj, '62 - CEO of Bajaj Auto
- Raymond W. Baker, '60 - Director of Global Financial Integrity
- Jim Balsillie, '89 - Co-CEO of Research In Motion and billionaire
- Tarek Ben Halim, Investment Banker and founder of Alfanar, a venture philanthropy organization
- Guy Berruyer - French CEO of Sage Group
- Len Blavatnik '89 - Russian-American businessman
- Michael Bloomberg, '66 - Mayor of New York City
- Ana Patricia Botín - CEO of Santander UK
- Dan Bricklin, '79 - Inventor of the electronic spreadsheet
- Charles Bunch, '79 - CEO of PPG Industries
- George W. Bush, '75 - 43rd President of the United States, former Governor of Texas
- Chase Carey, '80 - President of News Corporation
- Cynthia Carroll, '89 - former CEO of Anglo American PLC
- Donald J. Carty, '71 - Chairman and CEO of American Airlines
- Elaine Chao, '79 - U.S. Secretary of Labor
- P Chidambaram, '68 - Union Minister of Finance, India
- Teresa Clarke, former managing director Goldman Sachs 2004 - 2010 CEO and founder Africa.com
- Vittorio Colao, current Chief Executive of Vodafone Group
- Stephen Covey, '57 - Self-help Author
- Zoe Cruz, '82 - former Co-President of Morgan Stanley
- Ray Dalio '73 - founded Bridgewater Associates
- John D'Agostino '02 - MD of Alkeon Capital and subject of best-selling book "Rigged: the True Story of an Ivy League Kid who Changed the World of Oil”
- Daniel A. D'Aniello, '74 - Co-founder of The Carlyle Group
- Y C Deveshwar - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ITC Limited
- Anne Dias-Griffin, '97 - Hedge Fund Manager of Aragon Global Management
- Elisabeth DeMarse, '80 - CEO of Newser
- Jamie Dimon, '82 - CEO and Chairman of JP Morgan Chase
- James Dinan - founder of hedge fund York Capital Management
- Colin Drummond - CEO of Viridor and joint CEO of Pennon Group
- Donna Dubinsky, '81 - CEO of Palm, Inc.
- Erik Engstrom - CEO of Reed Elsevier
- Mary Callahan Erdoes, '93 - CEO of J.P. Morgan Asset Management
- Sheldon Erikson, '70 - Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cameron International Corporation
- Nicholas Ferguson - Chairman of BskyB
- Trevor Fetter '86 - CEO of Tenet Healthcare
- Barbara Hackman Franklin '64 - 29th US Secretary of Commerce, President and CEO of Barbara Franklin Enterprises
- Morten Friis '79 - Chief Risk Officer of Royal Bank of Canada
- Shikhar Ghosh, '80 - Serial entrepreneur, MBA Class of 1961 Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School
- Dipali Goenka - Director, Welspun Retail Ltd
- Fred Hassan, '72 - CEO of Schering-Plough
- Randy Haykin, '88 - Founder of The Intersection Event and The Gratitude Network
- Fritz Henderson - former President and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors
- John B. Hess, '77 - CEO of Hess Corporation
- Jennifer Hyman - Entrepreneur
- Jeffrey Immelt, '82 - Chairman and CEO of General Electric
- Abigail Johnson, '88 - President of Fidelity Investments Personal and Workplace Investing
- Ron Johnson - former CEO of J. C. Penney
- George Kaiser - Chairman of BOK Financial Corporation
- Salman Khan (educator), '03 - Founder of Khan Academy
- Robert Kraft, '65 - Chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group, owner of the New England Patriots and New England Revolution
- A. G. Lafley, '77 - Chairman of the Board of Procter & Gamble
- Anthony Leung, '82 - Financial Secretary of Hong Kong
- Michael Lynton, '87 - Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment
- William MacDonald, '42 - Christian preacher and writer in the Plymouth Brethren movement
- Lawrence Marcus, World War II veteran and VP at Neiman Marcus
- Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein, '98 - President and CEO of LGT Group
- Christopher McCormick - President and Chief Executive Officer of L.L. Bean
- Tom McGrath - Chairman of Broadway Across America, prominent Broadway and Film Producer
- Robert McNamara - former Secretary of Defense and former President of the World Bank
- W. James McNerney, Jr., '75 - CEO of Boeing
- Christopher Michel, '98 - Founder & former CEO of Military.com and Founder & former CEO Affinity Labs
- Karen Mills, '77 - 23rd Administrator of the Small Business Administration
- Ann S. Moore, '78 - CEO of Time Inc.
- Michael Mullen - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, United States armed forces
- David Nelms, '87 - CEO of Discover Financial Services
- Grover Norquist, '81 - president of Americans for Tax Reform
- Henry Paulson, '70 - former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, former CEO of Goldman Sachs
- John Paulson - president of Paulson & Co., a New York-based hedge fund
- Joseph R. Perella,72 - Founder, CEO of Wasserstein Perella & Co. and Perella Weinberg Partners
- Mark Pincus - CEO of Zynga
- A. Sivathanu Pillai, '91 - CEO and MD of the BrahMos Aerospace and Chief Controller of the DRDO, India.
- Gary Rodkin - CEO and President of ConAgra Foods
- Mitt Romney, '75 - 70th Governor of Massachusetts, co-founder of Bain Capital, 2012 Presidential candidate of the Republican Party.
- Sheryl Sandberg, '95 - COO of Facebook
- George Schussel - Founder and former chairman of Digital Consulting Institute, founder of Jellicle Investors, Inc.
- Stephen A. Schwarzman, '72 - Founder of Blackstone Group
- Jeffrey Skilling, '79 - Former CEO of Enron, convicted of securities fraud and insider trading
- Gunnar Sønsteby, '47 - Norwegian World War II resistance fighter, the most highly decorated person of Norway
- Guy Spier '93 CEO of Aquamarine Capital
- Robert B. Stobaugh - Harvard Business School emeritus professor of Business Administration
- Gerald L. Storch - Chairman and CEO of Toys "R" Us, Inc.
- Ratan Tata, '75 - Chairman and CEO Tata Sons
- John Thain, '79 - former CEO of Merrill Lynch
- Whitney Tilson '94 - Managing Partner of T2 Partners
- Gerald Tremblay, '72 - Mayor of Montreal, former Quebec's Minister of Industry, Commerce, Science and Technology
- Stacie Scott Turner - Cast of The Real Housewives of DC
- Richard Urman, '09 - Physician, author
- Vikram Gandhi, '89 - CEO and Founder VSG Capital, Ex Vice-Chairman Crédit Suisse
- Daniel Vasella, '89 - Chairman of Novartis AG
- David Viniar, '80 - CFO and Executive Vice President of Goldman Sachs
- Rick Wagoner, '77 - Former CEO of General Motors
- John C. Whitehead '47 - former Co-Chairman of Goldman Sachs
- Meg Whitman, '79 - President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard
- Naina Lal Kidwai, '82 - Group General Manager and Country Head HSBC India
- Rajat Gupta, '73 - Former MD, McKinsey & Company and convicted of insider trading in the Galleon Group case.
- Yoshito Hori, '91 - Founder, Globis University Graduate School of Management
- Zeeshan Zaidi, 00 - President and Co-Founder of Host Committee, Lead singer and guitarist for The Commuters
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- Official HBS web site
- HBS alumni site
- Documentary film: "Inside the Harvard Business School Case Method"