Dear MBA students,
I am honored to have been asked to continue as dean of Harvard Business School. HBS in general, and the MBA program in particular, have been the central part of my life for a long time, and I learned very quickly after arriving as a student (and firmly believe today) that this is a place like no other. I hope you’ve found the same to be true. One of my key goals moving forward will be to maintain the distinctiveness that is at the heart of the HBS MBA experience.
To the MBA Class of 2006, many of whom I have been fortunate to teach and know well, I offer my early congratulations. I look forward to seeing all of you and your families and friends during the Class Day and Commencement activities and wish you every success in your future endeavors. As you join other HBS alumni around the world, I hope you’ll stay connected to the School and continue to share your thoughts and perspectives on your years here.
To the MBA Class of 2007, I look forward to welcoming you back to campus in the fall and getting to know you better during your second year. I was pleased to meet recently with a number of you, including the new SA co-presidents, and to hear about some of the issues and opportunities you see ahead. Rick Ruback, Steve Nelson, I, and others at the School are committed to working with you to make your remaining time here engaging and rewarding, and to continuing to make our MBA program the best it can be.