When you earn your certificate from the Harvard Business Analytics Program (HBAP), you’ll graduate with a better understanding of how to infuse data into your business strategies, informed by experts from three Harvard schools. The program only takes nine to 18 months to complete, but the skills you’ll learn and the network you’ll build will last throughout your career.
“When I invested in HBAP, I didn’t just invest in cutting-edge higher education, the Harvard brand, or the infinitely connected network. I invested in me, giving myself the best possible shot at doing meaningful work that will far outlive me. It is, bar none, the best investment of my life.”
In addition to program costs, you will be responsible for travel and room and board costs for the two required immersions. These can be completed during any term if prerequisites have been met.
A nonrefundable commitment fee is due upon enrollment and applied to Term 1 costs.
Core Courses, $6,500 each
Two-week Seminars, $3,250 each
In-person Immersions, $3,000 each
*Prices shown are based on the 2020–2021 academic year. All HBAP courses are noncredit courses. The Harvard Business Analytics Program reserves the right to increase fees at any time.
Costs by Term
TERM 1 – $19,250
Digital Strategy and Innovation Leadership, Innovation, and Change (Seminar) Foundations of Quantitative Analysis On Campus Immersion
TERM 2 – $16,250
Operations and Supply Chain Management Leadership and People Analytics (Seminar) Programming and Data Systems
TERM 3 – $16,000
Data Science Pipeline and Critical Thinking Data Driven Marketing On Campus Immersion
TERM 1 – $6,500
Digital Strategy and Innovation
TERM 2 – $12,750
Foundations of Quantitative Analysis Leadership, Innovation, and Change (Seminar) On Campus Immersion
TERM 3 – $6,500
Operations and Supply Chain Management
TERM 4 – $6,500
Programming and Data Systems
TERM 5 – $9,750
Data Driven Marketing Leadership and People Analytics (Seminar)
TERM 6 – $9,500
Data Science Pipeline and Critical Thinking On Campus Immersion
Attend an online HBAP event in full—such as an informational webinar, LinkedIn Live, or panel discussion—to receive a $75 application fee waiver. Learn more about upcoming events.
Funding Your Program
While federal financial aid is not available for certificate programs, we encourage you to explore all funding options, including employer sponsorship and loans, to meet Harvard business analytics costs. Many organizations offer continuing education reimbursements or funding.
Another option to pay for the Harvard Business Analytics Program is on a month-to-month basis (the “Pay-As-You-Go Model”). Under the Pay-As-You-Go Model, you pay every 30 days after your first payment is received during the term to participate in HBAP courses, seminars, and immersions. If you choose not to pay or fail to make a monthly payment, you will no longer be able to participate in the HBAP Program for the term, but you will not owe anything more for the term or be in default of any payment obligation
We’ve compiled two documents to assist you in requesting and securing support from your employer.
The first is a list of tips that may be helpful for you as you prepare for the meeting. The document reviews questions you should be able to answer, questions you should ask, and how to follow up. Download the Student Support Brochure.
Our enrollment counselors can also help you determine the best way to approach requesting employer support.
Following is a list of lenders who have indicated that they are willing to provide loans to Harvard Business Analytics Program participants. The contact information is provided as a service and not as an endorsement of the lender. You may choose a lender from the list below or any other lender of your choice. Each lender will have its own eligibility criteria and lending requirements. Our school ELM code is 002155-92.
As a student in the program, you will need to apply for loans each term based on term costs. Harvard cannot accept a one-time loan for the full cost of the business analytics program.
Classes Start Date
Loan Application Deadline
Loan Certification Deadline
March 7, 2022
March 24, 2022
June 6, 2022
June 23, 2022
September 5, 2022
September 22, 2022
“I knew that Harvard represents excellence in education. I knew that it would be challenging and rigorous, but at the same time rewarding and invigorating. It turned out to be all of the above and more.”
– Edyata Martula, HBAP ’19
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