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The Business School at Harvard University

Business School Admissions

Application (Fall 2013)

Application deadline (U.S. residents) April 10
Application deadline (international students) April 10
Application fee $250

Admissions & Enrollment (Full-time)

Acceptance rate 11.1% - Low
Average age of new entrants 27
Average undergraduate GPA 3.66 - High
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA 905
Average GMAT score 724 - High
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Students with prior work experience N/A
Average work experience (months) 47

Admissions & Enrollment (Part-time)

Applicants (part-time) N/A
Acceptance rate N/A
Average age of new entrants N/A
Average undergraduate GPA N/A
Undergraduate GPA range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Entrants providing undergraduate GPA N/A
Average GMAT score N/A
GMAT range (10th-90th percentile) N/A
Students with prior work experience N/A
Average work experience (months) N/A

Undergraduate Majors

Undergraduate Majors N/A
TOEFL required for international students Yes
Minimum TOEFL score required 109 internet-based test

Factors and Procedures Used in Admissions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
The common characteristics of our students are demonstrated leadership potential and a capacity to thrive in a rigorous academic environment. To create the most stimulating environment possible, we select a diverse student body, one that not only reflects a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and nationalities, but a wide range of personal interests and professional ambitions.
Executive program N/A
Part-time program N/A
Part-time distance learning program N/A

Admissions Contacts

Director of admissions Deirdre Leopold
Full-time program phone (617) 495-6128
Full-time program E-mail admissions@hbs.edu
Full-time program website http:/​/​www.​hbs.​edu/​mba
Executive program phone N/A
Executive program E-mail N/A
Executive program website N/A
Part-time program phone N/A
Part-time program E-mail N/A
Part-time program website N/A
Part-time distance learning program phone N/A
Part-time distance learning program E-mail N/A
Part-time distance learning program website N/A

* Business School Admissions details based on 2011 data

 

 

Business School Academics

Program Offerings

(27) Departments/concentrations
accounting not-for-profit management
arts administration production/operations management
consulting organizational behavior
e-commerce portfolio management
economics public administration
entrepreneurship public policy
finance real estate
general management sports business
health care administration supply chain management/logistics
human resources management quantitative analysis/statistics and operations research
international business tax
leadership technology
manufacturing and technology management other
marketing
Departments with highest M.B.A. demand N/A
Types of M.B.A. programs offered full-time traditional two year
Joint programs available healthcare (medicine), law, public policy/administration, Health care, Dental

Curricula Descriptions

(Data appear as originally submitted by this school)
Full-time program
First-year required curriculum establishes a common foundation in fundamental practices. A new first-year course, Field Immersion Experiences for Leadership Development (FIELD), requires team-based learning experiences that are immersive and action-oriented. Second-year students choose from nearly 100 electives as well as field-based activities to gain focused expertise in industries of interest.
Executive program N/A
Part-time program N/A
Part-time distance learning program N/A

 

Business School Ranking

#1 Best Business Schools

(10) Ranking by Specialties

#16 in Accounting
#3 in Entrepreneurship
#7 in Finance
#19 in Information Systems
#8 in International
#1 in Management
#6 in Marketing
#3 in Nonprofit
#8 in Production / Operations
#17 in Supply Chain / Logistics

Business Ranking Scores

These data apply only to full-time students.

Score 100
Peer assessment score (out of 5) 4.8
Recruiter assessment score (out of 5) 4.6
Acceptance rate 11.1% - Low
Average starting salary and bonus $139,735 - High
Average undergraduate GPA 3.66 - High
Average GMAT score 724 - High
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 83.2% - High
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 93.4% - High
Enrollment (full-time) 1,808

 

Business School Student Body

Student Body (Overall)

Enrollment 1,808

Student Body (Full-time)

Enrollment (full-time) 1,808
Minority students 23.1%
International students 34.1%

Student Body (Part-time)

Enrollment (part-time) N/A
Minority students N/A
International students N/A
Gender distribution (part-time) N/A
 

Business School Cost

Financial Aid Contact Information

Financial aid director Susan Gilbert
Financial aid phone (617) 495-6640

Expenses

Tuition
Full-time: $51,200 per year
Required fees $9,410 per year
Room and board, books, and miscellaneous expenses $23,390
Average indebtedness of 2011 graduating class $77,880

Financial Aid Availability

College-funded aid (fellowships, assistantships, grants, or scholarships) available Yes
Fellowships N/A
Teaching assistantships N/A
Research assistantships N/A
International students eligible for college-funded aid Yes
High
Career and Salary Statistics

Business School Career and Salary Statistics

Harvard University has submitted its most recent career data in accordance with the MBA Career Services Council Standards for Reporting MBA Employment Statistics and has granted permission to the Graduate Management Admission Council to send an independent third party to review for accuracy and compliance.

Class of 2011

Full-time graduates 941
Full-time graduates known to be seeking employment 708
Full-time graduates employed at graduation 83.2% - High
Full-time graduates employed three months after graduation 93.4% - High

Base Salary: Overall

Total reporting base salary 647
Low base salary $30,000
Average base salary $121,785
High base salary $315,000

Base Salary: U.S. Citizens

Low base salary: U.S. citizens $30,000
Average base salary: U.S. citizens $123,282
High base salary: U.S citizen $315,000

Base Salary: Foreign Nationals

Low base salary: Foreign nationals $30,000
Average base salary: Foreign nationals $118,340
High base salary: Foreign nationals $200,000

Signing Bonus: Overall

Total reporting signing bonus 443
Low signing bonus $3,000
Average signing bonus $26,216
High signing bonus $110,000

Signing Bonus: U.S. Citizens

Low signing bonus: U.S. citizens $3,000
Average signing bonus: U.S. citizens $24,924
High signing bonus: U.S. citizens $100,000

Signing Bonus: Foreign Nationals

Low signing bonus: Foreign nationals $5,000
Average signing bonus: Foreign nationals $29,262
High signing bonus: Foreign nationals $110,000

Other Compensation: Overall

Total reporting other compensation 94
Low other compensation $5,000
Average other compensation $62,568
High other compensation $300,000

Other Compensation: U.S. Citizens

Low other compensation: U.S. citizens $5,000
Average other compensation: U.S. citizens $64,871
High other compensation: U.S. citizens $300,000

Other Compensation: Foreign Nationals

Low other compensation: Foreign nationals $5,000
Average other compensation: Foreign nationals $58,503
High other compensation: Foreign nationals $250,000

Base Salary by Occupation

Numbers for employment by occupation are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting marketing/sales jobs 103
Marketing/sales low salary $30,000
Marketing/sales average salary $108,948
Marketing/sales high salary $200,000
Number reporting operations/production jobs 4
Operations/production low salary N/A
Operations/production average salary N/A
Operations/production high salary N/A
Number reporting general management jobs 62
General management low salary $60,000
General management average salary $119,195
General management high salary $200,000
Number reporting finance/accounting jobs 252
Finance/accounting low salary $46,331
Finance/accounting average salary $130,319
Finance/accounting high salary $315,000
Number reporting management information systems (MIS) jobs 1
Management information systems (MIS) low salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) average salary N/A
Management information systems (MIS) high salary N/A
Number reporting consulting jobs 195
Consulting low salary $62,000
Consulting average salary $121,992
Consulting high salary $160,000
Number reporting human resources jobs 3
Human resources low salary N/A
Human resources average salary N/A
Human resources high salary N/A
Number reporting having jobs in other areas 25
Other occupations low salary $44,400
Other occupations average salary $106,616
Other occupations high salary $150,000

Base Salary by Industry

Numbers for employment by industry are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting government jobs 3
Number reporting manufacturing jobs 23
Manufacturing low salary $70,000
Manufacturing average salary $114,878
Manufacturing high salary $150,000
Number reporting non-profit jobs 16
Non-profit low salary $87,000
Non-profit average salary $90,813
Non-profit high salary $100,000

Base Salary by Geographic Region

Numbers for employment by location are based on those graduates who reported base salary information by three months after graduation.
Number reporting jobs in the Northeast (CT, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT) 282
Northeast low salary $50,000
Northeast average salary $125,240
Northeast high salary $315,000
Number reporting jobs in the Middle Atlantic (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV) 32
Middle Atlantic low salary $70,000
Middle Atlantic average salary $123,323
Middle Atlantic high salary $190,000
Number reporting jobs in the South (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN) 23
South low salary $90,000
South average salary $122,783
South high salary $140,000
Number reporting jobs in the Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI) 40
Midwest low salary $90,000
Midwest average salary $125,708
Midwest high salary $300,000
Number reporting jobs in the Southwest (AZ, CO, NM, OK, TX) 23
Southwest low salary $60,000
Southwest average salary $114,783
Southwest high salary $135,000
Number reporting jobs in the West (AK, CA, HI, ID, MT, NV, OR, UT, WA, WY) 123
West low salary $44,400
West average salary $120,369
West high salary $225,000
Number reporting jobs located internationally 138
International low salary $30,000
International average salary $115,511
International high salary $230,000
 


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