Beyond the MBA Classroom: A Family Affair at HBS

When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment, but are also committing to becoming part of a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top business school.

Nearly 30% of Harvard Business School (HBS) students have registered partners, and approximately 15% have children. Partners can register with MBA Student and Academic Services for the MBA Partner Program and/or join the Partners Club, which helps significant others integrate into life at HBS, providing opportunities to meet socially, attend HBS-sponsored partner events, join HBS clubs and enjoy campus services. HBS partners receive email accounts and identification cards as well as access to the Partners’ Web site and Career Services. A quote from an HBS graduate in Bloomberg Businessweek’s full-time MBA profile on HBS showcases the significant role partners play at the school: “HBS goes out of its way to attract and take care of students with families. All of the students with families at HBS formed a strong network and contributed significantly to the overall community feel.”

For in-depth descriptions of social and community activities at HBS and 15 other top MBA programs, check out the mbaMission Insider’s Guides.

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