Harvard Business Analytics Program

The Harvard Business Analytics Program is offered through a collaboration between Harvard Business School (HBS), the John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS).

Designed for aspiring and established leaders in any industry, the program leverages a rigorous cross-disciplinary curriculum to help students not just analyze data but also understand it, translate it, and incorporate it into strategy at the top levels of their organizations. Students benefit from world-class instruction in courses designed by esteemed Harvard faculty and collaborate with diverse peers in highly interactive online classes. In addition, students attend two in-person immersions hosted at Harvard Business School, where they formulate solutions to real-world business scenarios and develop a network of data-minded business leaders. Students emerge from the program poised to advance into analytics-focused leadership roles and drive disruptive innovation through data.

Program Structure

6
Core Courses

Online, eight weeks each

2
Seminars

Online, two weeks each

2
Immersions

On campus, three days each

Class cohorts begin four times per year in January, April, July, and October. The program can be completed in nine months.

Program Fees

The total fees for the Harvard Business Analytics Program is $51,500.

Program fees will be paid incrementally each term based on the number of courses taken. Financial aid is not available for certificate programs.

Note that all quoted rates are based on the 2019 – 2020 academic year and are subject to change without notice.

Curriculum and Learning Outcomes

Designed for experienced professionals who are realizing the impact of data and analytics on business strategy and operations, the Harvard Business Analytics Program explores new ways to analyze, interpret, and take advantage of data to drive competitive business advantages.

Courses and Seminars

  • Digital Strategy and Innovation
  • Programming and Data Science Systems
  • Leadership and People Analytics
  • Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Foundations of Quantitative Analysis
  • Data-Driven Marketing
  • Data Science Pipeline and Critical Thinking
  • Leadership, Innovation, and Change

Read full descriptions of each Harvard Business Analytics Program course.

Learning Outcomes

The Harvard Business Analytics Program helps students build capabilities in technical, analytical, and operational areas. As a student, you will

  • sharpen your core data analysis and management skills;
  • explore emerging technologies and practices in next-generation analytics, such as blockchain, digital strategy, and AI/ML; and
  • learn how to interpret your findings and use them to uncover valuable business insights.

Learning Experience

Attend weekly live classes hosted in an interactive online classroom.

Complete coursework on your time via web or mobile app.

Attend on-campus immersions to network and apply new skills firsthand.

Learn more about the Harvard Business Analytics Program learning experience.

World-Renowned Faculty

Study with top faculty members from HBS, SEAS, and FAS who are accomplished leaders and innovators in their fields.

Meet the faculty members and learn more about their accomplishments.

Admissions Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • No minimum experience (however, curriculum is designed for experienced professionals)
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • World Education Services transcript evaluation (for international applicants only)

Explore the full breakdown of admissions guidelines.

Application Requirements

  • Transcripts from all degree-granting institutions you have attended (unofficial transcripts are accepted)
  • At least one letter of recommendation, preferably from a professional contact (maximum of two letters accepted)
  • Current professional resume
  • One essay explaining your objectives and goals as they relate to attending this program
  • Application fee of $75

View the full requirements and upcoming application deadlines.

Take the Next Step

Go to your application now or if you have questions, contact your enrollment counselor at +1-855-624-8222 or admissions@analytics.hbs.edu.