Harvard Business School
Overview
 
Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate
Graduate school
A graduate school is a school that awards advanced academic degrees with the general requirement that students must have earned a previous undergraduate degree...

 business school
Business school
A business school is a university-level institution that confers degrees in Business Administration. It teaches topics such as accounting, administration, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, marketing, organizational behavior, public relations, strategy, human resource...

 of Harvard University
Harvard University
Harvard University is a private Ivy League university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation chartered in the country...

 in Boston
Boston
Boston is the capital of and largest city in Massachusetts, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial "Capital of New England" for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region. The city proper had...

, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. It is bordered by Rhode Island and Connecticut to the south, New York to the west, and Vermont and New Hampshire to the north; at its east lies the Atlantic Ocean. As of the 2010...

, United States and is widely recognized as one of the top business schools in the world. The school offers the world's largest full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing
Harvard Business School Publishing
Harvard Business Publishing was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary of Harvard University. Its mission is to improve the practice of management and its impact in a changing world. The company consists of three market groups: Higher Education, Corporate Learning, and Harvard...

, which publishes business books, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies
Case method
The case method is a teaching approach that consists in presenting the students with a case, putting them in the role of a decision maker facing a problem...

, and the monthly Harvard Business Review
Harvard Business Review
Harvard Business Review is a general management magazine published since 1922 by Harvard Business School Publishing, owned by the Harvard Business School. A monthly research-based magazine written for business practitioners, it claims a high ranking business readership among academics, executives,...

.
Founded in 1908, HBS started with 59 students.
Encyclopedia
Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate
Graduate school
A graduate school is a school that awards advanced academic degrees with the general requirement that students must have earned a previous undergraduate degree...

 business school
Business school
A business school is a university-level institution that confers degrees in Business Administration. It teaches topics such as accounting, administration, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, information systems, marketing, organizational behavior, public relations, strategy, human resource...

 of Harvard University
Harvard University
Harvard University is a private Ivy League university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation chartered in the country...

 in Boston
Boston
Boston is the capital of and largest city in Massachusetts, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial "Capital of New England" for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region. The city proper had...

, Massachusetts
Massachusetts
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. It is bordered by Rhode Island and Connecticut to the south, New York to the west, and Vermont and New Hampshire to the north; at its east lies the Atlantic Ocean. As of the 2010...

, United States and is widely recognized as one of the top business schools in the world. The school offers the world's largest full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing
Harvard Business School Publishing
Harvard Business Publishing was founded in 1994 as a not-for-profit, wholly owned subsidiary of Harvard University. Its mission is to improve the practice of management and its impact in a changing world. The company consists of three market groups: Higher Education, Corporate Learning, and Harvard...

, which publishes business books, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies
Case method
The case method is a teaching approach that consists in presenting the students with a case, putting them in the role of a decision maker facing a problem...

, and the monthly Harvard Business Review
Harvard Business Review
Harvard Business Review is a general management magazine published since 1922 by Harvard Business School Publishing, owned by the Harvard Business School. A monthly research-based magazine written for business practitioners, it claims a high ranking business readership among academics, executives,...

.

History

Founded in 1908, HBS started with 59 students. Once it innovated the case method
Case method
The case method is a teaching approach that consists in presenting the students with a case, putting them in the role of a decision maker facing a problem...

 of research and teaching in 1920, HBS ramped up the class size which reached 500 students during the decade. In 1926, the school moved from the Cambridge side of the Charles River
Charles River
The Charles River is an long river that flows in an overall northeasterly direction in eastern Massachusetts, USA. From its source in Hopkinton, the river travels through 22 cities and towns until reaching the Atlantic Ocean at Boston...

 to its present location in Allston (part of Boston
Boston
Boston is the capital of and largest city in Massachusetts, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. The largest city in New England, Boston is regarded as the unofficial "Capital of New England" for its economic and cultural impact on the entire New England region. The city proper had...

)—hence the custom of faculty and students referring to the rest of Harvard University as "across the river." Women were first admitted to its regular two-year Master in Business Administration (MBA) program with the Class of 1965.

Campus

The HBS campus is located in Allston
Allston
-People:* Aaron Allston , an American novelist* Johanna Allston , an Australian orienteer* Robert Francis Withers Allston , a Governor of South Carolina...

, across the Charles River from the main Harvard campus in Cambridge. Many of the buildings have red-brick exteriors, as do many buildings in Harvard Yard
Harvard Yard
Harvard Yard is a grassy area of about , adjacent to Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, that constitutes the oldest part and the center of the campus of Harvard University...

. HBS maintains a number of facilities, including a sports center and The Class of 1959 Chapel
The Class of 1959 Chapel
The Class of 1959 Chapel was built in 1992 as a non-denominational chapel located on the campus of Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts. It was designed by Moshe Safdie in 1992, as part of a master plan to complement the existing 1927 campus architecture by McKim, Mead and White that...

, that are dedicated for the exclusive use of its community. A series of underground tunnels connects the basements of nearly every building on the campus, with the noticeable exception of the more recent student housing facilities that are SFP (Soldier Field Park) and OWA (One Western Avenue) buildings. Spangler Hall is widely considered HBS' main building with student lounges, meeting rooms, administrative offices and dining facilities. Most classrooms are located in Aldrich and Hawes, most of which are 100-student "amphi-theatre" rooms with approximately five rows in a half circle. This design facilitates the teaching of the case method. Baker Library was reopened in 2005 after several years of renovation. The new building features student study spaces and faculty offices. The fitness center is located in Shad Hall, across from Morgan Hall, which houses the majority of the faculty. Shad Hall is also the location of the Computer Lab for Experimental Research (CLER) where many business research studies are conducted. Closest to Charles River
Charles River
The Charles River is an long river that flows in an overall northeasterly direction in eastern Massachusetts, USA. From its source in Hopkinton, the river travels through 22 cities and towns until reaching the Atlantic Ocean at Boston...

 are MacArthur Hall and Baker Hall, which accommodate the Executive Education programs, and several student dormitories.

MBA program

HBS offers a two-year full time MBA program, which consists of one year of mandatory courses (Required Curriculum) and one year of unrestricted course selection (Elective Curriculum). Some students are also invited to attend two three-week pre-MBA programs that take place at the end of the summer before the Required Curriulum. Admission is highly selective, with an admissions rate of 12% for the class of 2010. The student body is international and diverse, with 67% of students who are citizens of the United States. Women comprise 38% of the class of 2010. Graduates of the Harvard Business graduate with a general management degree and not a particular specialization in a field.

The Required Curriculum consists of two semesters. The first semester focuses primarily on the internal aspects of the company and includes the courses Technology and Operations Management, Marketing, Financial Reporting and Control, Leadership and Organizational Behaviour, and Finance I. The second semester focuses on the external aspects and includes the courses Business, Government, and the International Economy, Strategy, The Entrepreneurial Manager, Negotiations, Finance II, and Leadership and Corporate Accountability.

The Elective Curriculum can be chosen from among 96 courses. The diverse selection includes courses such as: Agribusiness, Doing Business in China, Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise, Managing in the Information Age, The Moral Leader, Entrepreneurship in Education Reform, Venture Capital and Private Equity, Business at the Base of the Pyramid, Consumer Marketing, Retailing, Power and Influence, Managing Medicine, Supply Chain Management, and Corporate Strategy. The students assign each course a priority and the courses are filled through a lottery system based on student priority and class availability. Elective curriculum students can also complete a field study or independent student research project in lieu of a class. Field studies allow students to work together in a team closely with faculty members to launch a product, develop a new business, or research a real world issue. Independent student research projects provide an opportunity for a student to work with a faculty member to develop deep insights on a particular topic of interest. These options allow students to create a second year curriculum that is aligned with their personal and professional interests.

Current MBA classes have a size of approximately 900 students, divided into ten sections (A–J) of 90 students. Each section takes classes together the first year, with the intention of forming deep social bonds. At the beginning of the first year, all students are assigned to learning teams consisting of six students from different sections. These learning teams are intended to meet daily throughout the first year to prepare each day's class assignment; however, many learning teams stop meeting before the end of the second semester. Graduation rates are approximately 98%. Teaching is almost exclusively (95%) done through case teaching (also referred to as the Socratic method
Socratic method
The Socratic method , named after the classical Greek philosopher Socrates, is a form of inquiry and debate between individuals with opposing viewpoints based on asking and answering questions to stimulate critical thinking and to illuminate ideas...

), where the students prepare teaching cases and discuss them in class, with a professor as moderator and facilitator. There is an Education Representative role in each section whose role it is to develop an appropriate learning environment and effective relationships between the students and faculty and between students themselves given the diversity within the section (students from a broad range of industries, undergraduate schools, ethnic backgrounds, geographies, etc.).

MBA students at Harvard are graded on a curve. In most courses, the grade consists of roughly 50% class participation and 50% final exam or paper. In a few cases (primarily in the RC year), there may be a few brief exercises or a midterm that typically account for no more than 20% of final grade in a given course. The top 15–20% of the class receive "1s" (instead of A's), the middle 70–75% receive "2s", and the bottom 10% receive "3s". If a student receives more than a certain number of "3s" in the first semester of the Required Curriculum, he or she receives an academic warning. The student is offered help, in the form of academic counseling and tutors to improve his academic performance.

Academic honors

The top academic honor at HBS is the Baker Scholar designation (High Distinction), given to the top 5% of the graduating MBA class. In a typical year a Baker Scholar will have achieved "1s" in approximately 70–75% of his or her course credits. Students receiving honors (top 20%) in both their first and second years are awarded the MBA degree with Distinction.

The student who receives the highest grades in each year of the program is awarded the Henry Ford II scholarship and is known as the Ford Scholar. Typically the student who attains this honor achieves the highest available grade in each of the eleven MBA classes during the first year of the program. Other academic distinctions include the Thomas M. and Edna E. Wolfe Award, given to recognize scholastic excellence (generally to the student with the highest grade in the class) and the Loeb prize given for the most outstanding performance in finance.

Until 2005, HBS also awarded the Siebel
Siebel
Siebel, originally Flugzeugbau Halle, was a German aircraft manufacturer founded in 1937 in Halle an der Saale. It was revived as Siebelwerke in 1948. In 1952, it merged with ATG to form Siebelwerke-ATG Gmbh...

 Scholarship to each of the top five students in the first year of the program. However for reasons that were not publicised this was recently withdrawn.

Rankings

HBS is consistently ranked one of the best business schools in the United States and the world. It is ranked #2 among U.S. business schools by U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report is an American news magazine published from Washington, D.C. Along with Time and Newsweek it was for many years a leading news weekly, focusing more than its counterparts on political, economic, health and education stories...

, #1 by the QS Global 200 Business Schools Report
QS Global 200 Business Schools Report
The QS Global 200 Business Schools Report identifies the most popular business schools in each region of the world. It aims to serve employers seeking MBAs at a regional level. It originated in the early 1990s under the partnership Quacquarelli Symonds. The TopMBA Career Guide was made in 1990, and...

, #2 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, #1 by Forbes
Forbes
Forbes is an American publishing and media company. Its flagship publication, the Forbes magazine, is published biweekly. Its primary competitors in the national business magazine category are Fortune, which is also published biweekly, and Business Week...

, and #14 by The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal is an American English-language international daily newspaper. It is published in New York City by Dow Jones & Company, a division of News Corporation, along with the Asian and European editions of the Journal....

. Internationally, HBS is ranked #1 in the world by América Economía
América Economía
América Economía is a Latin American magazine founded in 1986 by Chilean Elías Selman and Swedish Nils Strandberg.The 1980s was considered the lost decade in Latin America but Selman and Strandberg decided to take risk and create the first Latin American business magazine.Since 1986 AméricaEconomía...

, #1 in the world by CNN Expansion
CNN Expansion
CNN Expansion is a vertically integrated news portal resulting from the merger of news channel CNN and the business magazine Expansion, with its content mainly targeting businessmen and entrepreneurs of business in Mexico and Latin America....

, #3 in the world by the Financial Times
Financial Times
The Financial Times is an international business newspaper. It is a morning daily newspaper published in London and printed in 24 cities around the world. Its primary rival is the Wall Street Journal, published in New York City....

, #5 in the world by The Economist
The Economist
The Economist is an English-language weekly news and international affairs publication owned by The Economist Newspaper Ltd. and edited in offices in the City of Westminster, London, England. Continuous publication began under founder James Wilson in September 1843...

, and #21 in the world by The Wall Street Journal.

Student life

Students can join one or more of the more than 75 clubs on campus. The clubs invite speakers to campus, organize trips, social events, and help forming bonds between students of similar interests. The Student Association is the main interface between the MBA student body and the faculty/administration. It is led by a four-person Executive Committee (two Co-Presidents, CFO and COO). The decision power rests with the Senate, which is composed of one senator from each section (a total of ten), the Executive Committee, and various committees made up of section officers. Intramurals are also a major part of the student life. Basketball, flag football, volleyball and soccer are the main intramural sports that are offered.

The rigorous schedule of class work is often tempered by high energy social functions and perennial events such as the cross-dressing Priscilla Ball, the spring Newport Ball held at a Newport, RI, mansion, and the winter Hollidazzle Ball usually held in Boston, MA.

Immersion experience

HBS offers immersion programs to supplement in-class room academic experience. These programs are designed to integrate educational objectives with other elements that the student-led treks offer. Through this experience, students are "immersed" in academic, cultural, and organization fieldwork around the world. The program spans an intensive five to twelve-day period during January. The programs offered in 2007-2009 were: China and Vietnam, Europe, Boston (Healthcare), India, Israel, Middle East, Mexico, New Orleans, and Silicon Valley. Supplemental financial aid is available to eligible students.

The Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship

The Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship was made possible through the generosity of pioneering venture capitalist Arthur Rock
Arthur Rock
Arthur Rock is an American venture capitalist of Silicon Valley, California. He was an early investor in major firms including Intel, Apple Computer, Scientific Data Systems and Teledyne....

 (MBA 51). In 2003, Rock donated $25 million to HBS to support faculty and their research, fellowships for MBA and doctoral students, entrepreneurship symposia and conferences, and new outreach efforts to extend the impact of the School's work.

Business Plan Contest

The HBS Business Plan Contest is jointly sponsored by HBS's Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, the HBS Entrepreneurship Club and the Social Enterprise Club. The contest consists of the "traditional" for-profit track and the "social enterprise" track, for those plans with an explicitly social agenda. Teams are required to contain at least one current HBS student in the MBA program. All teams that meet the entry criteria are eligible for reimbursement of up to $1,000 for basic costs associated with preparing their plans. The winner of the traditional track contest wins the Dubilier Prize, including $25,000 in cash, $25,000 of in-kind (legal and accounting) services, and free office space in Cambridge for 100 days. The winner of the social enterprise track also receives the Peter M. Sacerdote Prize, including $25,000 in cash and $25,000 in-kind services. Three runners-up from the traditional track each receive the Satchu-Burgstone Entrepreneurship Award, including $10,000 in cash and $10,000 in-kind services. One runner up from the social enterprise track receives $10,000 in cash and $10,000 in-kind services. In certain cases, a "specialty plan" prize may be awarded to a plan in the traditional track that may simply require less capital — and be targeting a smaller market, if such a plan is not already among the winners. These winners also receive $10,000 in cash and $10,000 in-kind services. The contest is now in its 12th year and has had a number of prominent companies among its winners, including Bang Networks in 2000.

Initiatives

HBS has outlined four initiatives for developing MBAs, in healthcare, globalization, leadership, and social enterprise. The Healthcare Initiative is a multidisciplinary program dedicated to innovative thinking in the healthcare industry. Launched in 2005, the Initiative brings together the research, thought leadership, and interest in the business and management of healthcare at HBS. In addition to the Healthcare Initiative, the student-run Healthcare Club is the second largest—and most active—club at HBS. The mission of the Healthcare Club is to provide a forum for students to learn about the business of healthcare, to interact with other students who are interested in healthcare, and to meet with leaders in the healthcare industry.

Established in 1996, the Global Initiative builds on a legacy of global engagement by supporting the HBS community of faculty, students, and alumni in their work, encouraging a global outlook in research, study, and practice. To facilitate faculty research and case development on an international scale, HBS has established six Global Research Centers in key regions around the world: Asia-Pacific (Hong Kong and Japan), Europe, India, Latin America, and California. The Global Research Centers strengthen faculty connections with businesses, people, and ideas beyond our borders. This far-reaching network not only is unprecedented in higher education, but also is a vital element in the creation of the School's intellectual capital. At any given time HBS researchers are active in more than 40 countries.

A research-based initiative that bridges the gap between leadership theory and practice, the Leadership Initiative was created as a catalyst to achieve the School's mission "to educate leaders who make a difference in the world." Since its inception, HBS has been committed to shaping business leaders with the integrity and capabilities to build world-class organizations. Today, the Leadership Initiative seeks to ensure that HBS remains at the forefront of leadership research and development for the 21st century and beyond.

Grounded in HBS's mission to educate leaders who make a difference in the world, the Social Enterprise Initiative aims to inspire, educate, and support current and emerging leaders in all sectors to apply management skills to create social value. Through an integrated approach to social enterprise-related teaching, research, and activities at HBS, the Social Enterprise Initiative engages with leaders in the nonprofit, for–profit, and public sectors to generate and disseminate practicable resources, tools, and knowledge with the ultimate goal of bettering society. The Initiative was formed in 1993 by former Dean John H. McArthur
John H. McArthur
John H. McArthur was the seventh dean of the Harvard Business School. He served from 1980 through 1995. After that time he became the George F. Baker Professor of Business Administration Emeritus and Dean Emeritus. During his tenure, the Business School fundamentally redesigned its programs and...

 and interested faculty and staff with the initial support of John C. Whitehead
John C. Whitehead
John Cunningham Whitehead is an American banker and civil servant, currently a board member of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and, until his resignation in May 2006, chairman of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.-Biography:He was born in Evanston, Illinois...

 (MBA '47), whose career has spanned leadership positions in the private, for–profit, and nonprofit sectors. Subsequent support from numerous alumni has enabled the Social Enterprise Initiative to flourish at the School.

Doctoral programs

The mission of HBS's Doctoral Programs is to develop outstanding scholars for careers in research and teaching at leading business schools and universities. To ensure a solid foundation in management, all students (without an MBA degree) are required to take at least five courses in the MBA curriculum. A deep knowledge of management practice—not only in general, but also specific to a student's area of specialization—is a critical component of business doctoral education. These courses provide a valuable source of research topics and institutional knowledge that will be important for future research and teaching success in business schools. At the same time, a broad knowledge of business ensures that students fully appreciate the interdependencies and complexity of management problems and may introduce them to the possibility of interdisciplinary research.

All students are admitted for full-time degree programs, beginning in September. Students, however, may begin the program in July, conducting research with an HBS faculty member. A minimum of two years in residence is required, and it is expected that students will complete their program in four to five years. Students typically spend two to two-and-a-half years on course work, and another two years on their dissertation.

Executive education

In addition to Master's and Doctoral degrees, HBS offers certificate executive programs which confer alumni status to graduates:
  • Advanced Management Program (AMP)
  • Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
  • General Management Program (GMP)
  • Joint Program with Harvard Kennedy School (MPP/MBA and MBA* MPA/ID)
  • Joint Program with Harvard Law School
    Harvard Law School
    Harvard Law School is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, it is the oldest continually-operating law school in the United States and is home to the largest academic law library in the world. The school is routinely ranked by the U.S...

     /Master of Business Administration (JD/MBA)
  • Joint Program with Harvard Medical School
    Harvard Medical School
    Harvard Medical School is the graduate medical school of Harvard University. It is located in the Longwood Medical Area of the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts....

     /Master of Business Administration (MD/MBA)
  • Master of Business Administration
    Master of Business Administration
    The Master of Business Administration is a :master's degree in business administration, which attracts people from a wide range of academic disciplines. The MBA designation originated in the United States, emerging from the late 19th century as the country industrialized and companies sought out...

     (MBA)
  • Owner/President Management Program (OPM)
  • PhD in Business Economics (PhDBE or PhDBusEc)
  • PhD in Information, Technology, and Management (PhDITM)
  • PhD in Organizational Behavior (PhDOB)
  • PhD in Science, Technology, and Management (PhDSTM)
  • President's Program in Leadership (PPL)
  • Program for Leadership Development (plus completion of 10 open* enrollment program days) (PLDA)


Other Executive Education programs at HBS also award certificates to attendees, but unlike those above do not confer alumni status.

Source: http://www.exed.hbs.edu/programs/opm/Pages/admissions.aspx

Academic units

The school's faculty are divided into ten academic units: Accounting and Management; Business, Government and the International Economy; Entrepreneurial Management; Finance; General Management; Marketing; Negotiation, Organizations & Markets; Organizational Behavior; Strategy; and Technology and Operations Management.

Admission

HBS MBA looks for candidates who exhibit leadership potential, capacity for intellectual growth, and the drive to make a difference in their communities. The school aims to attract students representing a wide range of interests, perspectives and experiences as reflected by its highly diverse student body. Each year, students representing more than seventy countries and a wide range of backgrounds - ranging from professional sports, medicine and military to consulting and investment banking - are selected at HBS.

To be considered for MBA admission, a candidate must submit the following:
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or GRE scores
  • Responses to the application essay questions
  • Resume
  • Recommendations
  • Undergraduate academic transcript
  • TOEFL or IELTS score, if applicable
  • Nonrefundable U.S. $250 application fee (College seniors pay a reduced fee of $100)
  • There is no minimum work experience required, though work experience is highly recommended to gain successful admission
  • A four-year undergraduate degree is required for admission


(Exceptions are very rarely made, and on a case-by-case basis, such as for Blake Gottesman
Blake Gottesman
Blake Gottesman served as White House Deputy Chief of Staff to former U.S. President George W. Bush, becoming, at age 28, the youngest member of the Bush senior staff. He previously served in the Bush administration as personal aide and body man for the president from 2001 until 2006...

, MBA'08, the personal assistant to then-President George W. Bush
George W. Bush
George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

, who was admitted to HBS after completing one year of college.)

HBS offers joint degree programs with several other Harvard schools, including Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School is one of the professional graduate schools of Harvard University. Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, it is the oldest continually-operating law school in the United States and is home to the largest academic law library in the world. The school is routinely ranked by the U.S...

 and the John F. Kennedy School of Government
John F. Kennedy School of Government
The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University is a public policy and public administration school, and one of Harvard's graduate and professional schools...

.

Donor programs

In 2010, the Tata Group
Tata Group
Tata Group is an Indian multinational conglomerate company headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. Tata Group is one of the largest companies in India by market capitalization and revenue. It has interests in communications and information technology, engineering, materials, services, energy,...

 gave HBS its biggest ever international donation of $50 million. A new academic and residential building will be built and called Tata Hall.

Notable alumni

  • A. G. Lafley
    A. G. Lafley
    Alan George "A.G." Lafley is the former Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Procter & Gamble, retiring from the company in 2010...

    , '77 - Chairman of the Board of Procter & Gamble
    Procter & Gamble
    Procter & Gamble is a Fortune 500 American multinational corporation headquartered in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio and manufactures a wide range of consumer goods....

  • A. Sivathanu Pillai
    A. Sivathanu Pillai
    A Sivathanu Pillai is the chief controller of the Research and Development and also holds the rank of "Distinguished Scientist" at the Defence Research and Development Organisation at the Ministry of Defence of the Republic of India. He is also the Chief executive officer and Managing Director of...

    , '91 - CEO and MD of the BrahMos Aerospace
    BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited
    The BrahMos Aerospace Private Limited is a joint venture between the Defence Research and Development Organization of India and the Federal State Unitary Enterprise NPO Mashinostroyenia of Russia under BrahMos Aerospace...

     and Chief Controller of the DRDO, India.
  • Abigail Johnson, '88 - President of Fidelity Investments
    Fidelity Investments
    FMR LLC or Fidelity Investments is an American multinational financial services corporation one of the largest mutual fund and financial services groups in the world. It was founded in 1946 and serves North American investors. Fidelity Ventures is its venture capital arm...

     Personal and Workplace Investing
  • Ann S. Moore
    Ann S. Moore
    Ann S. Moore was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Time Inc. until the fall of 2010. She became the company's first female CEO when she was appointed to the position in July 2002.-Biography:...

    , '78 - CEO of Time Inc.
    Time Inc.
    Time Inc. is a subsidiary of the media conglomerate Time Warner, the company formed by the 1990 merger of the original Time Inc. and Warner Communications. It publishes 130 magazines, most notably its namesake, Time...

  • Anne Dias-Griffin
    Anne Dias-Griffin
    Anne Dias-Griffin is a French hedge fund manager, she works at Aragon Global Management, a $100 million fund focusing on global equities that she founded. It is one of the largest hedge funds managed by a woman. -Early life:...

    , '97 - Hedge Fund Manager of Aragon Global Management
  • Anthony Leung, '82 - Financial Secretary of Hong Kong
    Hong Kong
    Hong Kong is one of two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China , the other being Macau. A city-state situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour...

  • Charles Bunch
    Charles Bunch
    Charles E. Bunch, 59, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PPG Industries, Inc. Since 2002, he has been a director and prior to becoming President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2005 and Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in July 2005, Bunch was President and Chief Operating...

    , '79 - CEO of PPG Industries
    PPG Industries
    PPG Industries is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2010 were $13.4 billion...

  • Chase Carey
    Chase Carey
    Chase Carey is the President, Chief Operating Officer , and Deputy Chairman of News Corporation, a major international media conglomerate.-Education:...

    , '80 - President of News Corporation
    News Corporation
    News Corporation or News Corp. is an American multinational media conglomerate. It is the world's second-largest media conglomerate as of 2011 in terms of revenue, and the world's third largest in entertainment as of 2009, although the BBC remains the world's largest broadcaster...

  • Christopher McCormick
    Christopher McCormick
    Chris McCormick is the President and Chief Executive Officer of L.L. Bean based in Freeport, Maine. McCormick is the first non-family member to ever to hold this position at L.L. Bean...

     - President and Chief Executive Officer of L.L. Bean
  • Dan Bricklin, '79 - Inventor of the electronic spreadsheet
    Spreadsheet
    A spreadsheet is a computer application that simulates a paper accounting worksheet. It displays multiple cells usually in a two-dimensional matrix or grid consisting of rows and columns. Each cell contains alphanumeric text, numeric values or formulas...

  • Daniel A. D'Aniello
    Daniel A. D'Aniello
    Daniel A. D’Aniello, along with William E. Conway, Jr., and David Rubenstein, is a co-founder of The Carlyle Group, an American private equity firm. He is currently a Managing Director at Carlyle....

    , '74 - Co-founder of The Carlyle Group
  • Daniel Vasella
    Daniel Vasella
    Daniel Lucius Vasella MD is Chairman of the Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis AG since 1996.He is married to Anne-Laurence, who is the niece of a former Sandoz chairman Moret....

    , '89 - Chairman of Novartis AG
  • David Nelms
    David Nelms
    David W. Nelms was born in 1960. He grew up in St. Petersburg, FL and graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Nelms went on the Harvard Business School and graduated with his MBA in 1987....

    , '87 - CEO of Discover Financial Services
  • David Viniar
    David Viniar
    David A. Viniar has been Executive V.P. and CFO at Goldman Sachs since 1999. He is Cuban-American with both of his parents being born in Cuba.-Biography:...

    , '80 - CFO and Executive Vice President of Goldman Sachs
    Goldman Sachs
    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is an American multinational bulge bracket investment banking and securities firm that engages in global investment banking, securities, investment management, and other financial services primarily with institutional clients...

  • Dipali Goenka
    Dipali Goenka
    Dipali Goenka is an entrepreneur based in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. She is the director of Welspun Retail Ltd. and is one of the promoters of the Welspun Group...

     - Director, Welspun Retail Ltd
    Welspun Retail Ltd
    Welspun Retail Ltd India’s first and only organized retail company in the home segment based in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It is a part of the Welspun Group. It was incorporated in 2006, to promote Welspun products. It retails its products through its two brands: Welhome and Home Décor. It main products...

  • Donald J. Carty
    Donald J. Carty
    Donald J. Carty, OC is a Canadian/American businessman who serves as chairman of Virgin America and Porter Airlines. In addition to these chairmanships, Mr. Carty is also a director of Dell, Hawaiian Airlines, Sears, CHC Helicopter and Barrick Gold...

    , '71 - Chairman and CEO of American Airlines
    American Airlines
    American Airlines, Inc. is the world's fourth-largest airline in passenger miles transported and operating revenues. American Airlines is a subsidiary of the AMR Corporation and is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas adjacent to its largest hub at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport...

  • Donna Dubinsky
    Donna Dubinsky
    Donna Dubinsky is a businesswoman who played an integral role in the development of personal digital assistants serving as CEO of Palm, Inc. and co-founding Handspring with Jeff Hawkins in 1995...

    , '81 - CEO of Palm, Inc.
    Palm, Inc.
    Palm, Inc., was a smartphone manufacturer headquartered in Sunnyvale, California, that was responsible for products such as the Pre and Pixi as well as the Treo and Centro smartphones. Previous product lines include the PalmPilot, Palm III, Palm V, Palm VII, Zire and Tungsten. While their older...

  • Elaine Chao
    Elaine Chao
    Elaine Lan Chao served as the 24th United States Secretary of Labor in the Cabinet of President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009. She was the first Asian Pacific American woman and first Chinese American to be appointed to a President's cabinet in American history. Chao was the only cabinet...

    , '79 - U.S. Secretary of Labor
  • Elisabeth DeMarse
    Elisabeth DeMarse
    Elisabeth DeMarse has been an accomplished leader in digital media throughout her technology career and was a female CEO of a public company when few had, and still have, achieved that status.-Early Life And Education:...

    , '80 - CEO of Newser
    Newser
    Newser is an online news site based in the United States. It is the brain-child of journalist Michael Wolff, an Internet pioneer, Vanity Fair columnist, and author of the Rupert Murdoch biography, The Man Who Owns the News...

  • Fred Hassan
    Fred Hassan
    Fred Hassan , a native of Pakistan, who was the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of pharmaceutical company Schering-Plough from 2003 until November 3, 2009 when the company completed its merger with Merck & Co.....

    , '72 - CEO of Schering-Plough
    Schering-Plough
    Schering-Plough Corporation was a United States-based pharmaceutical company. It was founded in 1851 by Ernst Christian Friedrich Schering as Schering AG in Germany. In 1971, the Schering Corporation merged with Plough to form Schering-Plough. On November 4, 2009 Merck & Co...

  • Fritz Henderson - former President and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors
    General Motors
    General Motors Company , commonly known as GM, formerly incorporated as General Motors Corporation, is an American multinational automotive corporation headquartered in Detroit, Michigan and the world's second-largest automaker in 2010...

  • Gabi Ashkenazi
    Gabi Ashkenazi
    Gavriel "Gabi" Ashkenazi , was the Chief of General Staff of the Israel Defence Forces from 2007 to 2011.- Background and early life :...

     - Chief of the General Staff, Israel Defense Forces
  • Gary Rodkin
    Gary Rodkin
    Gary Rodkin is the current CEO and President of ConAgra Foods, one of the largest food processing companies in North America. Rodkin was formerly the CEO and president of the North America division of PepsiCo from 1995 to 2005, and still is a special consultant through his exit agreement with the...

     - CEO and President of ConAgra Foods
    ConAgra Foods
    ConAgra Foods, Inc. is an American packaged foods company. ConAgra's products are available in supermarkets, as well as restaurants and food service establishments. Its headquarters are located in Omaha, Nebraska...

  • George Kaiser
    George Kaiser
    George B. Kaiser is an American businessman. He is the Chairman of BOK Financial Corporation. He is among the top 100 richest people in the world and one of the top 50 American philanthropists.-Early life and career:...

     - Chairman of BOK Financial Corporation
  • George Schussel
    George Schussel
    George Schussel was born in 1941 in occupied France during World War II. In 1942, Schussel’s father brought the family out of German-occupied territory into Spain, and subsequently into the United States. Educated at UCLA on the west coast and at Harvard on the east coast, Schussel became best...

     - Founder and former chairman of Digital Consulting Institute, founder of Jellicle Investors, Inc.
  • George W. Bush
    George W. Bush
    George Walker Bush is an American politician who served as the 43rd President of the United States, from 2001 to 2009. Before that, he was the 46th Governor of Texas, having served from 1995 to 2000....

    , '75 - 43rd President of the United States
    President of the United States
    The President of the United States of America is the head of state and head of government of the United States. The president leads the executive branch of the federal government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces....

  • Gerald L. Storch
    Gerald L. Storch
    Gerald L. Storch is a business executive. He is the Chairman and CEO of Toys "R" Us, Inc. Prior to joining Toys "R" Us, Storch was Vice Chairman of Target Corporation. He holds B.A., J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Harvard University.-References:...

     - Chairman and CEO of Toys "R" Us, Inc.
  • Gerald Tremblay
    Gérald Tremblay
    Gérald Tremblay is a Canadian politician and businessman currently serving his third term as mayor of Montreal and as president of the Montreal Metropolitan Community...

    , '72 - Mayor of Montreal
    Montreal
    Montreal is a city in Canada. It is the largest city in the province of Quebec, the second-largest city in Canada and the seventh largest in North America...

    , former Quebec's Minister of Industry, Commerce, Science and Technology
  • Gunnar Sønsteby
    Gunnar Sønsteby
    Gunnar Fridtjof Thurmann Sønsteby DSO was a member of the Norwegian resistance movement during the German occupation of Norway in World War II...

    , '47 - Norwegian World War II
    World War II
    World War II, or the Second World War , was a global conflict lasting from 1939 to 1945, involving most of the world's nations—including all of the great powers—eventually forming two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis...

     resistance fighter, the most highly decorated person of Norway
    Norway
    Norway , officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a Nordic unitary constitutional monarchy whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula, Jan Mayen, and the Arctic archipelago of Svalbard and Bouvet Island. Norway has a total area of and a population of about 4.9 million...

  • Henry Paulson
    Henry Paulson
    Henry Merritt "Hank" Paulson, Jr. is an American banker who served as the 74th United States Secretary of the Treasury. He previously served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs.-Early life and family:...

    , '70 - former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, former CEO of Goldman Sachs
    Goldman Sachs
    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is an American multinational bulge bracket investment banking and securities firm that engages in global investment banking, securities, investment management, and other financial services primarily with institutional clients...

  • Jamie Dimon
    Jamie Dimon
    James "Jamie" Dimon is a business executive. He is the current chairman, president and chief executive of JPMorgan Chase, and previously served as a Class A director of the Board of Directors of the New York Federal Reserve, a three year term which started January 2007...

    , '82 - CEO and Chairman of JP Morgan Chase
  • Jeffrey Immelt, '82 - Chairman and CEO of General Electric
    General Electric
    General Electric Company , or GE, is an American multinational conglomerate corporation incorporated in Schenectady, New York and headquartered in Fairfield, Connecticut, United States...

  • Jeffrey Skilling
    Jeffrey Skilling
    Jeffrey Keith "Jeff" Skilling is the former president of Enron Corporation, headquartered in Houston, Texas. In 2006 he was convicted of multiple federal felony charges relating to Enron's financial collapse, and is currently serving a 24-year, four-month prison sentence at the Federal...

    , '79 - Former CEO of Enron
    Enron
    Enron Corporation was an American energy, commodities, and services company based in Houston, Texas. Before its bankruptcy on December 2, 2001, Enron employed approximately 22,000 staff and was one of the world's leading electricity, natural gas, communications, and pulp and paper companies, with...

    , convicted of securities fraud
    Securities fraud
    Securities fraud, also known as stock fraud and investment fraud, is a practice that induces investors to make purchase or sale decisions on the basis of false information, frequently resulting in losses, in violation of the securities laws....

     and insider trading
    Insider trading
    Insider trading is the trading of a corporation's stock or other securities by individuals with potential access to non-public information about the company...

  • Jim Balsillie
    Jim Balsillie
    James Laurence "Jim" Balsillie is a Canadian businessman and co-CEO of the Canadian company Research In Motion. He is a member of the Trilateral Commission, a private political organization...

    , '89 - Co-CEO of Research in Motion
    Research In Motion
    Research In Motion Limited or RIM is a Canadian multinational telecommunications company headquartered in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada that designs, manufactures and markets wireless solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market...

     and billionaire
  • John B. Hess
    John B. Hess
    -Biography:He was born in 1954 to Leon and Norma Hess. He earned his undergraduate degree from Harvard College in 1975 and his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1977. He married Susan Elizabeth Kessler in 1984. He became Chairman and CEO of Hess Corporation in 1995.-References:...

    , '77 - CEO of Hess Corporation
    Hess Corporation
    The Hess Corporation is an integrated oil company based in New York City. The company explores, produces, transports, and refines crude oil and natural gas. Vertically completing the logistical chain, about 1,360 Hess branded filling stations market gasoline to consumers in 16 states along the...


  • John C. Whitehead
    John C. Whitehead
    John Cunningham Whitehead is an American banker and civil servant, currently a board member of the World Trade Center Memorial Foundation and, until his resignation in May 2006, chairman of the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation.-Biography:He was born in Evanston, Illinois...

     '47 - former Co-Chairman of Goldman Sachs
    Goldman Sachs
    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is an American multinational bulge bracket investment banking and securities firm that engages in global investment banking, securities, investment management, and other financial services primarily with institutional clients...

  • John Paulson
    John Paulson
    John Alfred Paulson is an American hedge fund manager, he is the founder and President of Paulson & Co., a New York-based hedge fund....

     - president of Paulson & Co.
    Paulson & Co.
    Paulson & Co. Inc. is a hedge fund sponsor owned by its employees and founded in 1994 by John Paulson.-Overview:Paulson & Co. Inc. is an employee-owned, hedge fund headquartered in New York, New York...

    , a New York-based hedge fund
    Hedge fund
    A hedge fund is a private pool of capital actively managed by an investment adviser. Hedge funds are only open for investment to a limited number of accredited or qualified investors who meet criteria set by regulators. These investors can be institutions, such as pension funds, university...

  • John Thain
    John Thain
    John Alexander Thain is an American businessman, investment banker, and currently chairman and CEO of the CIT Group.Thain was the last chairman and chief executive officer of Merrill Lynch before its merger with Bank of America...

    , '79 - former CEO of Merrill Lynch
    Merrill Lynch
    Merrill Lynch is the wealth management division of Bank of America. With over 15,000 financial advisors and $2.2 trillion in client assets it is the world's largest brokerage. Formerly known as Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc., prior to 2009 the firm was publicly owned and traded on the New York...

  • Len Blavatnik '89 - Russian-American businessman
  • Mark Albion
    Mark Albion
    Mark Albion is an American author of values-based business literature, professor, and social entrepreneur. He received his post-secondary degrees from Harvard University, including a BA in Economics, a joint MA/MBA and a joint PhD in Business Economics from Harvard University and Harvard Business...

     '82 - Author, Social Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of Net Impact
    Net Impact
    Net Impact is a nonprofit membership organization for students and professionals interested in using business skills in support of various social and environmental causes. It serves both a professional organization and one of the largest student organizations among MBAs in the world...

  • Meg Whitman
    Meg Whitman
    Margaret Cushing "Meg" Whitman is an American business executive. She is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard. A native of Long Island, New York, she is a graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Business School...

    , '79 - President and CEO of Hewlett-Packard
    Hewlett-Packard
    Hewlett-Packard Company or HP is an American multinational information technology corporation headquartered in Palo Alto, California, USA that provides products, technologies, softwares, solutions and services to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises, including...

  • Michael Bloomberg
    Michael Bloomberg
    Michael Rubens Bloomberg is the current Mayor of New York City. With a net worth of $19.5 billion in 2011, he is also the 12th-richest person in the United States...

    , '66 - Mayor of New York City
    New York City
    New York is the most populous city in the United States and the center of the New York Metropolitan Area, one of the most populous metropolitan areas in the world. New York exerts a significant impact upon global commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and...

  • Michael Lynton
    Michael Lynton
    Michael Lynton is an American businessman who has led several media related companies including Time Warner, The Walt Disney Company's Hollywood Pictures and Pearson's Penguin Group. Since January 2004, he has been Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment and has served on many Boards of...

    , '87 - Chairman and CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment
    Sony Pictures Entertainment
    Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. is the television and film production/distribution unit of Japanese multinational technology and media conglomerate Sony...

  • Michael Mullen
    Michael Mullen
    Michael Glenn "Mike" Mullen is a retired United States Navy four-star admiral, who served as the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2011. Mullen previously served as the Navy's 28th Chief of Naval Operations from July 22, 2005 to September 29, 2007...

     - Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff is by law the highest ranking military officer in the United States Armed Forces, and is the principal military adviser to the President of the United States, the National Security Council, the Homeland Security Council and the Secretary of Defense...

    , United States armed forces
    United States armed forces
    The United States Armed Forces are the military forces of the United States. They consist of the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard.The United States has a strong tradition of civilian control of the military...

  • Mitt Romney
    Mitt Romney
    Willard Mitt Romney is an American businessman and politician. He was the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and is a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination.The son of George W...

    , '75 - 70th Governor of Massachusetts
    Governor of Massachusetts
    The Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is the executive magistrate of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, United States. The current governor is Democrat Deval Patrick.-Constitutional role:...

    , co-founder of Bain Capital
    Bain Capital
    Bain Capital LLC is a Boston-based private equity firm founded in 1984 by partners from the consulting firm Bain & Company. Originally conceived as an early-stage, growth-oriented investment fund, Bain Capital today manages approximately $65 billion in assets, and its strategies include private...

    , 2008 presidential contender
  • Morten Friis '79 - Chief Risk Officer of Royal Bank of Canada
    Royal Bank of Canada
    The Royal Bank of Canada or RBC Financial Group is the largest financial institution in Canada, as measured by deposits, revenues, and market capitalization. The bank serves seventeen million clients and has 80,100 employees worldwide. The company corporate headquarters are located in Toronto,...

  • P Chidambaram, '68 - Union Minister of Home Affairs
    Minister for Home Affairs (India)
    The Home Minister, or more properly the Minister for Home Affairs, is a position in the Indian Cabinet, at both State and Union levels. The Home Ministry is one of the most important, powerful and high profile ministry after the Prime Minister...

    , India
  • Rahul Bajaj
    Rahul Bajaj
    Rahul Bajaj is an Indian businessman, politician and philanthropist. He is the chairman of Indian conglomerate Bajaj Group and member of parliament. Bajaj comes from the business house started by a Rajasthani Marwadi businessman Jamnalal Bajaj. The US$ 1.32 Billion Bajaj Auto is his flagship company...

    , '62 - CEO of Bajaj Auto
    Bajaj Auto
    Bajaj Auto is a major Indian vehicle manufacturer started by Jamnalal Bajaj from Rajasthan in the 1930s. It is based in Pune, Maharashtra, with plants in Chakan , Waluj and Pantnagar in Uttaranchal. The oldest plant at Akurdi now houses the R&D centre Ahead...

  • Ram Charan
    Ram Charan
    Dr. Ram Charan is a business consultant, speaker, and writer.- Personal life :Charan worked in his family's shoe shop in Hapur, Uttar Pradesh, India while growing up...

    , '65 - Noted Management Consultant and Business Author
  • Randy Haykin
    Randy Haykin
    Randy Haykin is an entrepreneur, angel investor and venture capitalist located in the San Francisco Bay Area. With a rich background in sales and marketing in the high tech industry, including contributing to notable companies such as Yahoo!, Viacom, Paramount, BBN, IBM and Apple, Haykin is the...

    , '88 - Founder of The Intersection Event and The Gratitude Network
  • Ratan Tata
    Ratan Tata
    Ratan Naval Tata is the present chairman of Tata Sons and therefore, Tata Group. Also, he is one among the few in the world...

    , '75 - Chairman and CEO Tata Sons
    Tata Sons
    Tata Sons is a promoter of the key companies of the Tata Group and holds the bulk of shareholding in these companies. It was established as a trading enterprise by Group founder Jamsetji Tata in 1868...

  • Ray Dalio
    Ray Dalio
    Ray Dalio is an American businessman and founder of Bridgewater Associates.-Early Life and Education:...

     '73 - founded Bridgewater Associates
    Bridgewater Associates
    Bridgewater Associates is an American investment management firm founded by Ray Dalio in 1975 and is reported to be the world's largest hedge fund company with $122 billion in assets under management. The company has 270 clients including pension funds, endowments, foundations, foreign governments...

  • Raymond W. Baker
    Raymond W. Baker
    Raymond Baker is the director of Global Financial Integrity, a research and advocacy organization in Washington, DC, and director of the Task Force on Financial Integrity and Economic Development, an international private-public coalition of civil society groups and governments working on the issue...

    , '60 - Director of Global Financial Integrity
    Global Financial Integrity
    Global Financial Integrity is a non-profit, research and advocacy organization located in Washington, DC. GFI advocates and conducts research on national and multilateral policies, safeguards, and agreements aimed at curtailing illicit financial flows and enhancing global development and security...

  • Rick Wagoner
    Rick Wagoner
    George Richard "Rick" Wagoner, Jr. is an American businessman and former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors. Wagoner resigned as Chairman and CEO at General Motors on March 29, 2009, at the request of the White House...

    , '77 - Former CEO of General Motors
    General Motors
    General Motors Company , commonly known as GM, formerly incorporated as General Motors Corporation, is an American multinational automotive corporation headquartered in Detroit, Michigan and the world's second-largest automaker in 2010...

  • Robert Kraft
    Robert Kraft
    Robert K. Kraft is an American business magnate. He is the Chairman and was the Chief Executive Officer of The Kraft Group, a diversified holding company with assets in paper and packaging, sports and entertainment, real estate development and a private equity portfolio...

    , '65 - Chairman and CEO of The Kraft Group
    The Kraft Group
    The Kraft Group, LLC is a group of privately held companies in the professional sports, manufacturing, and real-estate development industries doing business in 82 countries...

    , owner of the New England Patriots
    New England Patriots
    The New England Patriots, commonly called the "Pats", are a professional football team based in the Greater Boston area, playing their home games in the town of Foxborough, Massachusetts at Gillette Stadium. The team is part of the East Division of the American Football Conference in the National...

  • Robert McNamara
    Robert McNamara
    Robert Strange McNamara was an American business executive and the eighth Secretary of Defense, serving under Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson from 1961 to 1968, during which time he played a large role in escalating the United States involvement in the Vietnam War...

     - former Secretary of Defense and former President of the World Bank
    World Bank
    The World Bank is an international financial institution that provides loans to developing countries for capital programmes.The World Bank's official goal is the reduction of poverty...

  • Salman Khan (educator)
    Salman Khan (educator)
    Salman Amin 'Sal' Khan is an American educator and the founder of the Khan Academy, a free online education platform and nonprofit organization....

    , '03 - Founder of Khan Academy
    Khan Academy
    The Khan Academy is a not-for-profit educational organization, created in 2006 by Bangladeshi American educator Salman Khan, a graduate of MIT. With the stated mission of "providing a high quality education to anyone, anywhere", the website supplies a free online collection of more than 2,700 micro...

  • Sheldon Erikson
    Sheldon Erikson
    Sheldon Erikson is currently Chairman of the Board and was President and Chief Executive Officer of Cameron...

    , '70 - Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cameron International Corporation
    Cameron International Corporation
    Cameron International Corporation , , is a Fortune 500 company and a global provider of pressure control, processing, flow control and compression systems as well as project management and aftermarket services for the oil and gas and process industries...

  • Shikhar Ghosh
    Shikhar Ghosh
    Shikhar Ghosh is the MBA Class of 1961 Senior Lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at the Harvard Business School. He teaches an MBA course called The Entrepreneurial Manager. Shikhar has been a successful entrepreneur for the last 20 years...

    , '80 - Serial entrepreneur, MBA Class of 1961 Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School
  • Stacie Scott Turner - Cast of The Real Housewives of DC
  • Stephen A. Schwarzman
    Stephen A. Schwarzman
    Stephen Allen Schwarzman is an American businessman and investor and the chairman and co-founder of the Blackstone Group, the private-equity and financial advisory firm.-Early life and education:...

    , '72 - Founder of Blackstone Group
    Blackstone Group
    The Blackstone Group L.P. is an American-based alternative asset management and financial services company that specializes in private equity, real estate, and credit and marketable alternative investment strategies, as well as financial advisory services, such as mergers and acquisitions ,...

  • Tarek Ben Halim
    Tarek Ben Halim
    Tarek Ben Halim was a successful investment banker who left banking in 2000 to pursue charitable work and promote justice and democracy in the Arab World...

    , Investment Banker and founder of Alfanar, a venture philanthropy
    Venture philanthropy
    Venture philanthropy, also known as philanthrocapitalism, takes concepts and techniques from venture capital finance and high technology business management and applies them to achieving philanthropic goals.Venture philanthropy is characterized by:...

     organization.
  • Teresa Clarke
    Teresa Clarke
    Teresa Hillary Clarke, daughter of Audrey M. Clarke of Los Angeles, is a prominent African American businesswoman, entrepreneur and investment banker. She has a lucrative career and extensive experience in financial management and international business. Growing up in California, Teresa H...

    , former managing director Goldman Sachs
    Goldman Sachs
    The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. is an American multinational bulge bracket investment banking and securities firm that engages in global investment banking, securities, investment management, and other financial services primarily with institutional clients...

     2004 - 2010 CEO and founder Africa.com
    Africa.com
    Africa.com is an organization created to change the way the world sees Africa, using the ever growing use of internet. Using the online web portal about the continent, its main purpose is to be a unique platform for anyone interested in Africa to learn more about all aspects of the continent...

  • Trevor Fetter
    Trevor Fetter
    Trevor Fetter is an American businessman who is President and Chief Executive Officer of Tenet Healthcare. Fetter was born and raised in La Jolla, California and since then has lived in Boston, Massachusetts, New York, New York, Los Angeles, California, Santa Barbara, California, and Dallas,...

     '86 - CEO of Tenet Healthcare
    Tenet Healthcare
    Tenet Healthcare Corporation, an investor-owned health-care delivery systems company based in Dallas, Texas. THC owns and operates 49 acute-care hospitals in 11 states and 90 outpatient centers in 12 states, with a majority of these hospitals in California, Florida and Texas...

  • Vittorio Colao
    Vittorio Colao
    Vittorio Colao is an Italian businessman, the current Chief Executive of Vodafone Group.-Biography:The son of an officer in the Carabinieri, Colao was born in Brescia. After studying business at Bocconi University and holding an MBA with Honours from Harvard Business School, he spent time in...

    , current Chief Executive of Vodafone Group
  • W. James McNerney, Jr., '75 - CEO of Boeing
    Boeing
    The Boeing Company is an American multinational aerospace and defense corporation, founded in 1916 by William E. Boeing in Seattle, Washington. Boeing has expanded over the years, merging with McDonnell Douglas in 1997. Boeing Corporate headquarters has been in Chicago, Illinois since 2001...

  • William MacDonald
    William MacDonald (Christian author)
    William MacDonald was President of Emmaus Bible College, teacher, Plymouth Brethren theologian and a prolific author of over 84 published books....

    , '42 - Christian preacher and writer in the Plymouth Brethren
    Plymouth Brethren
    The Plymouth Brethren is a conservative, Evangelical Christian movement, whose history can be traced to Dublin, Ireland, in the late 1820s. Although the group is notable for not taking any official "church name" to itself, and not having an official clergy or liturgy, the title "The Brethren," is...

     movement
  • Y C Deveshwar
    Y C Deveshwar
    Yogesh Chander Deveshwar is the Chairman of ITC Limited, one of India's largest multi-business conglomerates. He was appointed as a Director on the Board of the Company in 1984 and became the Chairman on 1 January 1996.-Education:...

     - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of ITC Limited
  • Zoe Cruz
    Zoe Cruz
    Zoe Cruz is a Greek-born American senior banking executive and former co-president of Morgan Stanley. In 2006, she was on the list of Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women of the World and ranked the #10 spot. She was known as the highest paid and most powerful woman on Wall Street.-Early life:Cruz was...

    , '82 - former Co-President of Morgan Stanley
    Morgan Stanley
    Morgan Stanley is a global financial services firm headquartered in New York City serving a diversified group of corporations, governments, financial institutions, and individuals. Morgan Stanley also operates in 36 countries around the world, with over 600 offices and a workforce of over 60,000....

  • Timothy I. Ahern
    Timothy I. Ahern
    Timothy I. Ahern was a Major General in the United States Air Force.-Biography:Ahern was born on November 7, 1924 in New Haven, Connecticut. At the age of 15 he entered New Haven State Teachers College. Later he attended Harvard Business School. He married Kathryn L. Teague, widow of USAF...

     - U.S. Air Force Major General


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Further reading

  • P.D. Broughton (2008), Ahead of the Curve
    Ahead of the Curve
    Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School is a non-fiction book by author and journalist Philip Delves Broughton. It was published by Penguin Press in 2008...

    : Two Years at the Harvard Business School
    . Penguin Press.
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