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. The partners can register with MBA Student and Academic Services for the MBA Partner Program and/or join the Partners’ Club, which helps students’ 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 are given their own email accounts and identification cards as well as access to the Partners’ Web site and Career Services. The Crimson Parents Club is devoted to families with children and organizes activities such as play groups, seasonal parties, speaker series, and parenting seminars.

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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