Would you like to attend Harvard Business School — without the cost or competitiveness? Their new CORe program might be just the ticket.
Harvard Business School. Those three words evoke images of leather-bound books, powerful handshakes — and success.
Here’s the thing: it’s really . And also really expensive: estimated annual costs are $95,100 for 2016, which means almost $200K of debt come graduation.
If you want to experience Harvard Business School — without the cost or competitiveness — you’ll be interested in learning about their new program. ( to tweet these tips on getting into Harvard.)
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It’s called CORe, which stands for Credential of Readiness. After two successful trial runs, it’s now from students worldwide, Fortune reports. The two-month program, which is taught by endowed Harvard professors, focuses on business basics and costs $1,800.
Though initially targeted at undergraduate and incoming business students in need of quantitative skills, the organizers have been surprised by the number of adult learners who’ve applied for the course.
Bharat N. Anand, faculty chair of the initiative, says:
“There are a lot of career switchers who want to understand business better, even entrepreneurs who have run their own companies but now want to run their firms more systematically. The number of applications we received from people who are 13 or 15 years out of college was fascinating.”
HBS has increased eligibility for the program to include people “as old as their mid-to-late thirties” and expects to have “as many as 3,000 learners signed up, more than three times the intake at Harvard’s full-time MBA program,” reports Fortune.
Want to apply? Get your application in soon: the deadline is March 25 for the April 15 intake and May 13 for the June 3 intake.
Would you like to apply to the CORe program or something similar? Why or why not?
Susan Shain (@Susan_Shain) is a freelance writer who loves helping people discover adventure through international travel or alternative careers.