The MS/MBA Program: Engineering, Design, Business

This academic year, Harvard Business School, along with the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), launched a joint MS/MBA program. Over two years, students earn an MBA and an MS in Engineering Sciences concurrently, focusing on a specialty of their choosing. I feel lucky to be among the other 28 MS/MBA… Continue reading The MS/MBA Program: Engineering, Design, Business

FGI Reveal

The changing leaves and flurry of Instagram posts can only mean one thing at HBS: it’s FGI reveal day. With the Global Experience Office (GEO) now completing matches in October instead of January, HBS students can plan the rest of their travel for the year and avoid using the same Snapchat filters twice. Emily Heaton… Continue reading FGI Reveal

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Simplifying Complexity

Beginnings are a good chance to think about objectives and plans, so let’s review what some of the big ideas here at HBS should be for you. For most of you those include learning to be a leader and critical thinker, meeting new friends, having new experiences, learning about yourself and perhaps positioning yourself for… Continue reading Simplifying Complexity

MBA Program Launches New Tutorial on Sexual Violence and Harassment

Every year, incoming RCs are required to complete a number of tasks on their “Prematriculation Checklist” before they arrive at HBS. This summer, the Class of 2020 had to complete an item not seen in previous years’ checklists: an online tutorial entitled “Sexual Violence and Harassment at HBS.” The purpose of this exercise, according to… Continue reading MBA Program Launches New Tutorial on Sexual Violence and Harassment

Unpacking the Gift of Global Talent with HBS Professor William Kerr

Immigration issues have been at the center of political debate, with the US seemingly becoming more insular and dialing back from the Obama-era policy of limited deportations to Trump’s “zero tolerance regime,” which threatens anyone in the US unlawfully with deportation. In the US, home to an estimated 11 million unauthorized immigrants, immigration has become… Continue reading Unpacking the Gift of Global Talent with HBS Professor William Kerr

In Their Own Words: Meet the New SA Co-Presidents

Triston, what three words would you use to describe Sana? Proactive, Compassionate, and Purposeful Proactive: When I first met Sana, I was immediately impressed with how she strives to quickly turn ideas into actions. As I spent time with her in group settings, I noticed that she would listen intently during conversations and then would… Continue reading In Their Own Words: Meet the New SA Co-Presidents

Leadership at Harvard, through Change and through Storm

When Drew Faust announced her intention to step down as Harvard University’s 28th President at the end of this academic year, she invoked “Fair Harvard,” the university’s alma mater, in reflecting upon the resilience of an institution that has found purpose and progress “through change and through storm.” Faust concludes her 11 years at the… Continue reading Leadership at Harvard, through Change and through Storm

Porter & Gehl on Politics: In Their Own Words

Harvard University Business School professor, Michael Porter and co-author Katherine Gehl, (left) discuss their latest research in Porter's office at Ludcke House at HBS...Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer

After the release of their much anticipated report – Why Competition in the Politics Industry is Failing America – Harvard’s Michael Porter and business executive and political innovation activist Katherine Gehl sat down with Kenneth Zauderer (MBA ’18) to share a bit of color on their findings, what led them to take a business lens… Continue reading Porter & Gehl on Politics: In Their Own Words

Bitcoin as a Technology and Operations Management Case

Bitcoin, a first-of-its-kind digital currency devised in 2008, crossed $50 billion in total value for the first time this summer. It’s weathered severe volatility, technological obstacles, and government regulation to remain the dominant alternative currency. At Consensus 2017, the largest conference for bitcoin and its underlying infrastructure in the US, I was struck by the… Continue reading Bitcoin as a Technology and Operations Management Case

Manning Didn’t Deserve Rescinded Harvard Visiting Fellowship

Manning Invite Widened the Civilian-Military Divide at Harvard In honoring former US Army Specialist Chelsea Manning by naming her a Visiting Fellow, the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School opened wide a wound that leaders at Harvard have diligently worked to close in recent years: the civilian-military divide. There are few Rorschach Tests more… Continue reading Manning Didn’t Deserve Rescinded Harvard Visiting Fellowship

Build your CORe as a global thinker

What is HBX CORe? I had the opportunity to be a part of the February 2017 HBX Credential of Readiness (CORe) cohort. This online learning platform provides the benefit of experiencing Harvard courses on fundamentals of business thinking at your comfort and convenience. The courses take an estimated ~150 hours. I spent time from February… Continue reading Build your CORe as a global thinker

PRIMARY COLORS Bringing Clarity to Career Planning

The new year starts. For the class of 2019, the new, challenging, and hopefully rewarding world of HBS is coming into focus. For the class of 2018, the freedom, diversity, and enrichment of the EC year awaits. The question of career and first job choice is lurking somewhere in just about everyone’s psyche though as… Continue reading PRIMARY COLORS Bringing Clarity to Career Planning