(Information excerpted from Harvard Business School's website)
Harvard Business School students bring a wide array of strengths and abilities with them when they enter the program. In order to maximize the benefits of this diversity, it is essential that students develop a common vocabulary of skills and terminology in key areas before they start class.
The first step is to complete six skill areas of academic preparation before they enroll. Attention to these areas—accounting and finance, quantitative methods, business writing, class participation skills, computer and calculator skills, and general business knowledge—before matriculation allows all students to share the same skills platform that is essential for a successful experience at HBS.
If necessary, students who have had little or no exposure to any of these skill areas are asked to use additional resources, such as local courses or the intensive on-campus Analytics Program, to further develop their capabilities.
Once academic preparation is complete, the student is ready to begin the MBA Program with Foundations.
Class Entering Fall of 2004