Program Fees

Get More From Your Business Analytics Program

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.

– Shonali Burke, HBAP ’21

Harvard Business Analytics Program Cost

You will complete a total of six core courses, two immersions, and two seminars during your course of study. You should expect the total program fees to be $51,500 based on current program fee rates.

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

Full-Time Schedule

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 Science Systems

TERM 3 – $16,000

Data Science Pipeline and Critical Thinking
Data Driven Marketing
On Campus Immersion

Part-Time Schedule

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 Science 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.

Employer Sponsorship

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.

The second document is for your employer. It outlines our program, fees, and the return on investment for your company. Download the Employer 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.

Loan Deadlines

Classes Start DateLoan Application DeadlineLoan Certification Deadline
January 2022
Dec. 13, 2021
Jan 13, 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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