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HBX CORe

HARVARD HBX CORe PROGRAM – “The Language of Business” AND
WASHINGTON COLLEGE STUDENT PARTICIPATION

 

WHAT IS HARVARD HBX CORe?

HBX CORe teaches the language of business in a 3 course on-line learning experience that introduces undergraduates to business concepts and terminology. The program utilizes a case study approach throughout the curriculum which includes Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting. Learn more at http://www.hbx.hbs.edu/hbx-core or http://www.bhx.hbs.edu/hbs-core/core-curriculum.html.

WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?

Harvard will set the weekly requirements over the summer but expect to spend at least 15-20 hours per week on course work.

WHAT ARE TUITION COSTS FOR HARVARD HBX CORe?

Harvard sets the tuition price for the 3 courses and offers financial scholarship assistance. Check the website for the costs of the June 2016 cohort when posted.

WHAT OTHER FINANCIAL SUPPORT MAY BE AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT TUITION?

In the past a private Washington College donor has helped to subsidize tuition costs. If a student is nominated and then accepted to the program, he/she will be notified of any additional funding that may be available minus any discounted Harvard tuition.

WHAT TYPE OF ACADEMIC CREDENTIAL DOES A STUDENT RECEIVE?

Washington College does not grant academic credit for the Harvard HBX CORe program but upon successful completion, Harvard provides the student with a certificate of readiness. Once the program is completed, a student has no access to other Harvard Business School services.

WHAT IS THE TIMING OF THE COURSEWORK?

Students participate in the summer cohort which begins in June. Check the website for specific Harvard application and registration deadlines.

HOW DO WASHINGTON COLLEGE STUDENTS APPLY TO ENROLL IN HARVARD HBX CORe?

Washington College students use a two- step process. First, they must apply here at Washington College to be then nominated to apply to Harvard.  The application process involves completion of an application form, writing 2 essays, providing a resume, and participating in an on campus interview. APPLICATION

When nominated by Washington College to apply to Harvard students use the Harvard HBX CORe electronic application process. If accepted by Harvard, then they provide proof of acceptance to the Washington College Assistant Dean.

WHAT ARE THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE NOMINATION PROCESS?

Washington College undergraduates who will be either rising Sophomores, Juniors or Graduating Seniors  by June 2016 may apply. Applicants can be from any major. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.0 or better and be in good social standing here at the College at the time of application.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS IN THE WASHINGTON COLLEGE NOMINATION PROCESS?

Applicants complete an application form, write two essays, and submit a current resume to the Washington College Assistant Dean by March 1, 2017.  These can be submitted either in hard copy or scanned as pdfs and sent to  alange2@washcoll.edu.  Interviews will then be scheduled with a panel composed of the Assistant Dean, the Director, and  the Associate Director of the Center for Career Development. After interviews are completed, nominees will be notified by the Assistant Dean that they can then proceed to apply to the HBX CORe program. Accepted Harvard students then provide proof of acceptance to the Assistant Dean.

WHAT DOES AN ACCEPTED WASHINGTON COLLEGE STUDENT NEED TO DO TO INQUIRE ABOUT WASHINGTON COLLEGE TUITION FUNDING?

Harvard offers scholarship funding based on need. When a student registers for the 3 courses, Harvard’s electronic system informs him/her of the amount that has been awarded.

In the past, a Washington College donor has made partial tuition funding available in addition to  funding awarded by Harvard. Consequently, students accepted to the program will be asked to sign a consent form allowing the Assistant Dean to discuss his/her financial needs with Washington College’s Financial Aid Office and Business Office as well as with the Harvard HBX CORE Financial Aid and Business offices. Students will be formally notified if additional Washington College funding is available for the June 2016 cohort.

WHAT IF I HAVE OTHER QUESTIONS OR WANT MORE INFORMATION?

Contact Assistant Dean Lange (alange2@washcoll.edu).