Admissions

Drive Competitive Advantages With Analytics

Hear from Dean Frank Doyle of the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and Dean Nitin Nohria of Harvard Business School about how the Harvard Business Analytics Program’s cross-disciplinary curriculum enables experienced professionals in any industry to gain a competitive advantage through data analysis.

Admissions Guidelines

Applicants to the Harvard Business Analytics Program must hold a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. There is no minimum work requirement, but the program is designed for experienced professionals. Ideal candidates will have significant experience in a professional setting.

While we accept candidates from across fields, you must be proficient in English to complete assignments and participate in discussions. If you are not a native English speaker, you must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • have one year of experience working in an English-speaking environment
  • have completed a certificate or degree at an English-speaking institution
  • have taken the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

International applicants are also expected to hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and must provide copies of transcripts (in English) and a diploma for an admissions decision. If admitted to the program, you will be required to submit a course-by-course World Education Services (WES) transcript evaluation.

There are no prerequisite courses required, but quantitative experience will be vital to your success in the program.

Application Requirements

To complete your application, you will need to submit the following:

  • Online application
  • Transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended (unofficial transcripts are accepted for admissions review). Please send transcripts electronically to AppSvcs@analytics.hbs.edu or by mail to:

Application Processing Services
Harvard Business Analytics Program
7900 Harkins Road, Suite 501
Lanham, MD 20706

  • At least one letter of recommendation, preferably from a professional contact (maximum of two letters accepted)
  • Current professional resume
  • One essay: 500 words recommended. Please explain your objectives and goals as they relate to attending this program. Additionally, please describe what you think other program participants may learn from you (i.e., perspectives, skills, expertise).
  • Non-refundable application fee of $75

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines
Class Start Date Priority Deadline Final Deadline
April 2020 January 13, 2020 February 7, 2020
July 2020 March 30, 2020 May 4, 2020
October 2020 June 26, 2020 August 7, 2020

*Class start dates are subject to change and reflect the week of classes beginning. Actual classes may start any day within the week.

Online Information Sessions

As a prospective student for the online Harvard Business Analytics Program, you have the opportunity to attend a variety of live, online information sessions hosted on the same platform we use to deliver classes. These sessions allow you to learn more about the program, connect with our enrollment team and hear from current students about their experiences.

If you attend one of these online events as a prospective student and stay for the duration of the event, you will receive a waiver for our $75 application fee.

Upcoming events include:

Upcoming Events
EVENT TIME DATE
Student Panel Webinar 7 p.m. ET Thursday, January 30

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