Harvard is one of the most famous and wealthy universities in the world and graduating from Harvard Business School (HBS) with an MBA will put you among the very top echelons of global business leadership. Harvard alumni can expect an average weighted salary of over $170,000 according to the Financial Times Global MBA Ranking and Harvard comes out top of the ‘Alumni recommendation ranking’.
Overall Harvard Business School (HBS) has consistently ranked 3rd in the Global MBA rankings over the last 3 years.
Famous Harvard Business School alumni include:
- John C. Whitehead – former Co-Chairman of Goldman Sachs
- John Thain – former CEO of Merrill Lynch
- Mark Albion – Author, Social Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Net Impact
- Meg Whitman,- President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard
- Michael Bloomberg – Mayor of New York City
With a healthy international student population (35%) and international faculty (37%), Harvard offers a diverse learning environment alongside a tradition and culture of success that goes back decades.
Harvard Business School excels in most areas of MBA core curriculum and prepares students for a career at the highest level of business leadership. Looking at the business sectors that Harvard alumni migrate towards there is a definite trend towards finance and banking. Given this trend towards a sector that has had its fait amount of turbulence over recent years is it somewhat surprising that 91% of Harvard alumni find themselves employed within 3 months of graduattion. This is surely testament to the kudos that a Harvard MBA offers!
As you can imagine there is huge competition for places at Harvard and only 900 students are admitted from over 9,000 applicants every year. This makes your admissions strategy even more important if you are considering applying for Harvard Business School.
Here is a useful guide to planning your Harvard Admissions Strategy from the AdmissionsConsultants: