Harvard Business School

The Harvard Business School, officially named the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration: George F. Baker Foundation contributes and is also known by the acronym HBS, is one of the Graduate Schools at the U.S. Harvard University in Cambridge (Massachusetts ). She is considered one of the most respected business schools in the world.


On 1 October 1908, the faculty of 15 teachers and 80 students participated under the Dean Edwin F. Gay on the operation. The first location was Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1927, the Faculty moved to the other side of the Charles River to its present location in Allston, a suburb of Boston. Female students were first admitted with the year 1965 to the regular MBA program. Currently, there are approximately 65,000 living alumni of the Harvard Business School.


Are offered a full-time MBA program of two years duration, doctoral studies in different areas of specialization ( with the financial statements DBA or PhD) and various programs for leadership development. Currently, approximately 930-940 students per year recorded in the MBA program, which are ( appointed to J of A) divided into ten groups. Each of these groups by running along the courses of the first year, which should make it possible to establish close social contacts within that group. Approximately 99.5 percent of a vintage close the MBA program successfully. The courses are conducted almost exclusively in the form of case studies, which prepare the students and discuss in the lectures.


Since 2005, Harvard Business School refuses active ranking of business schools participate. Nevertheless, the university is regularly the top spots in international MBA rankings. Most recently, she was out, for example, in 2013 at No. 1 in global MBA rankings by the Financial Times.

In 2000, The New York Times wrote, in terms of their reputation is the HBS ( German "one of the two best business schools in the country, a notch above Pennsylvania 's Wharton School [ and others ]. ": " One of the best business schools the country, a small piece about the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania [ and others] " ) was. As for the rivalry with Stanford is said Harvard "may have the advantage of better name recognition than Stanford, and more resources. " ( German: " could the advantage of greater recognition value of the name, as well as better facilities have ").

The then President of the Wharton School, Donald C. Carroll, said in 1976: "The great secret of the Harvard Business School's success HAS BEEN its great emphasis on executive education, Which Has kept the school very much tied into corporate America. They have reaped the benefit of that, " ( German: " The great secret of the success of the Harvard Business School is the strong emphasis on leadership development, which the faculty very close links could be produced in the U.S. in the world of business you have. managed to also take advantage of this " ) and admitted that the Wharton School " [is ] playing catch-up. " ( German: " lagging ").

Harvard Business School Publishing

The Faculty is the sole owner of the publishing Harvard Business School Publishing, which books in the research area of corporate governance, case studies and the monthly Harvard Business Review, which is also published in a German edition under the name Harvard Business Manager, out there.

Famous people

  • Clayton M. Christensen, Robert and Jane Cizik Professor of Business Administration, founder of the theory of disruptive technology
  • Kim B. Clark, former Dean of the Faculty as well as George F. Baker Professor of Administration
  • Robert S. Kaplan, Accounting (developers of the Balanced Scorecard method )
  • Robert C. Merton, winner of the Swedish Riksbank Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 1997
  • Michael E. Porter, University Professor; Competitive strategy; Co-founder of Monitor Group
  • Sissel Tolaas, Chair of "invisible communication and rhetoric ."
  • Syed Babar Ali, Pakistani industrialist, philanthropist, Finance Minister, WWF President
  • Jim Balsillie, Chairman and Co-CEO of Research In Motion (the developers of the BlackBerry )
  • Michael Bloomberg, businessman and Mayor of New York City
  • George W. Bush, 43rd President of the United States of America
  • Donald J. Carty, former chairman and CEO of AMR, the parent company of American Airlines
  • Chris Cox, chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and former member of the U.S. Congress
  • James Dimon, CEO and chairman of JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Peter Harf, Chairman and CEO of Joh A. Benckiser, Mannheim
  • Jeffrey R. Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric
  • Alan Lafley, former CEO of Procter & Gamble
  • Robert S. McNamara, Secretary of Defense (1961 - 1968), fifth president of the World Bank (1968 - 1981)
  • Tom Perkins, co-founder of Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers ( venture capital)
  • Arthur rock, one of the fathers of venture capital scene
  • Rorsted, Chairman of the Management Board of Henkel Management AG
  • Mitt Romney, former governor of the U.S. state of Massachusetts and presidential candidate of the Republican Party for the 2012 Presidential Election
  • Jeffrey Skilling, former CEO of Enron
  • Theodor Sprollenhaus, Rector of the University of Cooperative Education Lörrach
  • Daniel Vasella, former CEO and President of Novartis
  • Rick Wagoner, chairman and former CEO of General Motors
  • Meg Whitman, president and CEO of Hewlett Packard
  • James D. Wolfensohn, President of the World Bank 's Ninth