2 years (Full Time)

Course Level

PG Degree

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  • Harvard Business School offers a two-year, full-time MBA program with a general management curriculum focused on real-world practice
  • Becoming a student at HBS means joining a global community that propels lifelong learning and career support alongside peers, faculty, and staff who will both challenge you and cheer you on as you find and accelerate your path
  • Through the rich case- and experience-based curriculum at Harvard Business School, students build deep general management and leadership skills, setting the foundation for lifelong impact on how they lead
  • Students step into the shoes of case protagonists, real business leaders, and learn to make tough decisions as they are challenged by the diverse perspectives of classmates
  • In the first year of study, students establishes a common foundation in the fundamental practices of business including finance, marketing, leadership, negotiation, operations, strategy, and more
  • During the second year, students choose from an unparalleled range of elective courses to build on the basic concepts developed in the Required Curriculum
  • Students may take any combination of courses—up to five courses per semester—and also have the opportunity to cross-register for courses in other select graduate programs


  • University Rankings
    • #1

      - ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) 2022

    • #5

      - QS 2023

    • #2

      - THE (Times Higher Education) 2023

    • #3

      - US News & World Report 2023

    • #1

      - US News & World Report 2023

Fees & Expenses
1st year tuition fees
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & feesINR 62,28,017
Other expenses in 1st Year
Fees componentsAmount
Hostel & MealsINR 18,48,202
InsuranceINR 3,42,537
TransportationINR 1,86,234
Course & Program Materials FeeINR 2,16,164
HUHS Student Health Fee (SHF)INR 1,17,061
ComputerINR 1,24,710
Other Living ExpensesINR 6,75,928
TotalINR 35,10,836

Calculated at the exchange rate of 1 USD = INR 83.14


Tuition & expenses were last updated on 24ᵗʰ November 2023

Entry Requirements

QualificationEntry Criteria

No specific cutoff mentioned

  • An international applicant is required to hold a college or university degree equivalent to a four-year American baccalaureate degree

3 year degree accepted


  • Equivalent degree programs include international three-year bachelor degree programs


No specific cutoff mentioned

  • HBS does not have a minimum test score to apply, however, the MBA Admissions Board discourages any candidate with a TOEFL score lower than 109 on the IBT


No specific cutoff mentioned

  • Current Students GMAT Scores:
    • Verbal Range: 29-51
    • Quantitative Range: 34-51
    • Total Range: 540-790


No specific cutoff mentioned

  • HBS does not have a minimum test score to apply, however, the MBA Admissions Board discourages any candidate with a PTE score lower than 75


No specific cutoff mentioned

  • HBS does not have a minimum test score to apply, however, the MBA Admissions Board discourages any candidate with an IELTS score lower than 7.5

English Proficiency Waiver
  • Students who have received their bachelor's degree or any graduate degree from a university where English is the sole language of instruction are waived from ELP requirements

No specific cutoff mentioned

  • HBS does not have a minimum test score to apply, however, the MBA Admissions Board discourages any candidate with a Duolingo score lower than 145 from applying

Work ExperienceMinimum: 24 Months
  • The HBS MBA Program is designed for students who have at least two years of full-time work experience before matriculation
  • Work experience includes opportunities in which students have been able to develop their professional and leadership skills. Typically this means full–time (35 hours or more per week) in a position that requires an undergraduate degree. Work experience in the military/armed forces that takes place before college may count toward professional experience
  • Rather than focus on specific categories of work experiences, applicants should focus on the roles, responsibilities, and what they have learned from the types of work experiences in which they were involved
  • Internships, co-ops, or other jobs you’ve done while in school can be included in your application, but typically these experiences aren’t counted as full-time work experience
Other eligibility criteria
  • There is no minimum GMAT or GRE to apply and the university does not have a preference toward one test or the other 74% of the Class of 2024 submitted GMAT scores and 30% submitted GRE scores, with some students submitting scores from both tests
  • If Applicant has completed a graduate degree which was taught in English, it is recommended him/her submit ELP Scores, but it is not required
  • For the 2023-2024 application cycle, the university will not accept the GMAT Focus exam for Round 1 and Round 2; the university will accept the GMAT Focus for 2+2 applications. Given the significant content changes to the GMAT Focus exam and to ensure equity across Round 1 and Round 2 in this year's MBA application, the university will not accept the new GMAT Focus exam. Even if you choose to submit a GMAT Focus score to HBS, it will not be valid for this admissions cycle with the exception of 2+2 applications
  • For the 2023-2024 application cycle, the university will accept the new, shorter GRE exam (offered beginning September 2023).
Conditional Offer

Not mentioned

Application Process

Step 1: Prepare documents for application

  • Two recommendations are required
  • Recommenders will be asked to fill out personal qualities and skills grid and answer two additional questions
  • The recommendation form includes the following questions, along with other types of questions
    • How do the candidate's performance, potential, background, or personal qualities compare to those of other well-qualified individuals in similar roles? Please provide specific examples. (300 words)
    • Please describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant's response. (250 words)
  • Essay is required
  • Students need to answer the following question
    • As we review your application, what more would you like us to know as we consider your candidacy for the Harvard Business School MBA program?
  • There is no word limit for the question
  • Student must write the answer in clear language
  • A current business resume uploaded through the university's online application system
  • This can be a student's standard business resume or CV. It does not need to have in any special format

Step 2: Additional documents required

  • Academic Transcripts from all undergraduate and graduate academic institutions attended 
    • All post-secondary educational institutions applicants have attended and received a degree from, including technical and professional schools, should be listed on the application form
    • Applicants must submit Official original language paper transcript sent directly from each college or university attended to World Education Services (WES), a third-party verification agency, along with an official word-for-word English translation of that transcript (if admitted to Harvard Business School)
  • GMAT/GRE Scores
  • English Language Proficiency scores (TOEFL/IELTS/PTE)
  • Signed Acceptance of HBS Admissions Policies

Step 3: Start your online application

Step 4: Application fees for this course

USD 250 = INR 20.78 Thousand
Mode of payment: Credit card
  • The Monthly Payment Plan (MPP) allows students to pay charges for tuition and mandatory fees in four installments each semester
  • There is a $35 fee per semester to be enrolled in the Monthly Payment Plan
  • Students must pay monthly installments by the due date each month and pay all past due charges prior to the start of each semester in order to continue to be eligible to participate

Step 5: Application deadline

Fall (Sep 2024) Round 1: Sep 6, 2023
Fall (Sep 2024) Round 2: Jan 3, 2024

Important Dates

Sep , 2023

Course Commencement Date

Boustany MBA Harvard Scholarship
Rs. 45,68,335
Horace W. Goldsmith Fellowship
Rs. 8,29,400
The Robert S. Kaplan (MBA 1983) Life Sciences Fellowship
Rs. 8,29,400
Average Class profile for this course
Work Experience5 years
Bachelors GPA / Percentage3.70
Percentage of International Students38

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