I had the opportunity to attend Havard Buiness School class visit on the 13th of April last year.
Harvard Business School(HBS) is one of the top-ranked business schools in the world and is known for its rigorous curriculum, distinguished faculty, and global alumni network. I am currently an undergrad majoring in Computer Engineering at Tufts University and I had never really considered pursuing a Masters in Business Administration before my visit. When I got the opportunity to attend the class visit, I hoped to learn more about what being in a graduate school entailed and more specifically, what programs HBS offered. HBS offers a variety of programs,
including MBA, doctoral, and executive education programs. While at the visit, I had the opportunity to observe a class in session. It was a truly unique experience, the student body was really diverse and the way the class was arranged encouraged participation from everyone – this contributed to a rich and dynamic learning environment. It was evident that the students have access to numerous resources and opportunities, including cutting-edge research, case studies, and hands-on learning experiences. The schools’ effort to admit students from a variety of backgrounds, including different countries, cultures, industries and experiences, emphasizes that diversity is a key factor in achieving its mission of educating leaders who will make a difference in the world. I also learned that the school has initiatives and programs in place to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion, including scholarships for underrepresented groups, affinity groups for students and alumni, and workshops and events that focus on diversity and inclusion topics. We were also given a brief tour of the campus. HBS is located in Boston, Massachusetts.
It is known for its modern, state-of-the-art facilities and beautiful, lush grounds.It was evident that the campus is designed to provide students with an inspiring, collaborative, and technologically advanced environment in which to learn and grow. I personally liked the several outdoor spaces, including the parks, gardens, and courtyards – that provide a good atmosphere for students to study, relax, and socialize. I had the chance to interact with some of the students currently at the school during the visit and my key take-away was that pursuing an MBA at some point later in my career in an institution like HBS, could complement my computer engineering background by providing networking opportunities, a broader and deeper understanding of business practices and management principles, and expose me to different perspectives and ideas. It could also help me move into higher level management positions, lead technology projects with a stronger understanding of business strategy and decision-making, and even start my own business.