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HBS Profile

Our HBS profile will supply you with the basic information you need when considering applying to HBS. Our HBS Consultants are happy to help you decide if Harvard is the right school for you.

Application Deadlines

Application Periods: Application submitted by 12 PM EST: Notification from board:
Round 1 Monday, September 16, 2013 Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Round 2 Monday, January 6, 2014 Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Round 3 Monday, April 7, 2014 Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Application Questions

You’re applying to Harvard Business School. We can see your resume, school transcripts, extra-curricular activities, awards, post-MBA career goals, test scores and what your recommenders have to say about you. What else would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy? (400 words)



Admissions

Full-time Class of 2014

Total Enrollment: 925
Applications: 8,963
Percent Admitted: 13%
Yield: 90%
GMAT Average: 730
GMAT Score Range: 570-790
Average Age 27
Average GRE Q Not Published
Average GRE V Not Published
Average GPA Not Published

2 Plus 2 Class of 2015

Total Enrollment: 100
Applications: 828
Percent Admitted: 12%
Yield: Not Published
GMAT Average: 720
GMAT Score Range: 570-780
Average GRE Q 773
Average GRE V 662
Average GPA 3.76

Pre-MBA Career

Industry: Percent:
Consulting: 20%
VC/Private Equity: 16%
Financial Services: 13%
Gov't, Education, & Non-Profit: 9%
High Tech/Communications: 9%
Healthcare/Biotech: 7%
Industrial/Heavy Manufacturing: 7%
Consumer Products: 6%
Military: 5%
Energy/Extractive Minerals: 4%
Other: 5%

Post-MBA Career (Class of 2011)

Industry: Percent: Median Base Salary:
Financial Services 39% $125,000
Consulting 24% $125,000
Technology 11% $115,000
Manufacturing 5% $120,000
Consumer Products 5% $96,000
Services (includes Real Estate) 4% $120,000
Healthcare 4% $110,000
Retail 3% $100,000
Non-Profit/Government 3% $90,000
Entertainment/Media 2% $100,000

Career Hiring

Class of 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Accepted Offer by Graduation 90% 90% 88% 77% 77% 83%
Accepted Offer 3 months out 95% 94% 93% 87% 90% 93%
Median Base Salary $105,000 $115,000 $120,000 $114,400 $110,000 $120,000
Median Signing Bonus $20,000 $20,000 $20,000 $20,000 $20,000 $20,000

Class Profile

Female 39%
International 39%

Region
Africa 2%
Asia 2%
Europe 10%
North America 70%
Latin America and the Caribbean 4%
Oceania 1%

Experience

Mean Work Experience 47 months
Mean Age 27

Enrollment

Total 1,937
Full-Time 1,802
PhD 135

School Ranking

Business Week 2
US News 1

Program Costs

Resident $121,220.00
Nonresident $121,220.00
Recommended Annual Budget (Resident) $84,000.00
Recommended Annual Budget (Nonresident) $84,000.00

Alumni

Total Living Alumni 43,347

Joint Degrees

MBA/JD (Law)
MBA/MD (Medicine)
Other