Roughly 10,000 students apply to Harvard Business School each year, but the acceptance rate is only 11%.
Harvard was recently ranked No. 1 in the world for business and management studies in 2020 by higher-education analysts at Quacquarelli Symonds; five successful applicants told Business Insider what worked for getting in the door and what didn’t.
The managing director of MBA admissions and financial aid pinpointed three qualities shared by successful applicants, including the ability to enjoy and partake in “lively discussion in a classroom setting.”
The COVID-19 outbreak led the school to delay its deadline for 2+2 program admissions by two months, and the waitlist will remain open longer if students who were admitted are unable to attend come fall.
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The latest stats on Harvard’s website show only an 11% acceptance rate for its prestigious MBA program. Those are intimidating odds for the roughly 10,000 students who apply to Harvard Business School each year.
Harvard was ranked No. 1 in the world for business and management studies in 2020 by higher-education analysts at Quacquarelli Symonds and topped the Financial Times’ 2020 global ranking of MBA programs — so, basically, it’s very prestigious, and competitive.
In the wake of the novel coronavirus pandemic, the school extended its application deadline for the 2+2 program by two months to June 1 and will maintain a larger waitlist than normal in case international students are unable to attend starting this fall.
If you’re hoping to get a foot in the door, the best advice is often insider advice — something we specialize in at Business Insider. Read on to learn tips from the trenches about what worked and what didn’t for HBS applicants who broke through the noise and were admitted.
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Source:: Business Insider