Lifelong Learning with the Harvard Business Analytics Program (HBAP)

The HBAP team and faculty never stop thinking about what’s next. Neither do our students.

From the moment you enroll in the Harvard Business Analytics Program, you’ll have access to the latest, most relevant professional development opportunities you can only find at an institution at the forefront of innovation and research.

HBAP students and graduates stay in constant contact with administrators and faculty—so when the needs of our learners change, our offerings change. Explore some of the benefits we offer today, while we continue to engage, reevaluate, and adapt for tomorrow.

First Look: Beta Cases

Have you ever wondered how Harvard Business School (HBS) case studies are developed? As an HBAPer, you’ll be able to play an active role in the process. Be among the first to read and discuss new, unpublished cases in collaboration with HBS faculty who create and teach them. Registration is required, as space is limited.

New Insights: Learning Sprints

Learning Sprints are short, intensive programs focusing on specialized topics relevant to HBAP students. Instructors bring a wealth of experience, not only in their field of expertise, but also in the delivery of highly engaging online learning.

HBAP students and graduates have special early access to Learning Sprint registration.

There are two levels of participation for Learning Sprints:

General Admission

With General Admission, you’ll have access to the following benefits:

  • View class sessions live.
  • Access all live session recordings.
  • Join an exclusive, moderated Slack channel to discuss the content with fellow participants.

Front Row Admission

Limited to fewer than 100 students, this level includes all General Admission benefits plus the following:

  • Actively participate on camera in weekly, live sessions.
  • Access instructor feedback, interactive assignments, and live Q&A.
  • Attend office hour sessions for additional academic support.

Big Ideas: Startup Resources

The HBAP Startup Academy and Pitch Competition were created in collaboration with Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D., Harvard Business School Executive Fellow, Deputy CEO of Smart Eye and, formerly, co-founder of Affectiva; and Doug Levin, Executive-in-Residence at Harvard Business School and founder and first CEO of Black Duck Software.

All HBAP students and graduates are eligible to participate in one or both programs, which give you the tools to turn promising concepts into market-ready businesses.

Startup Academy

The Startup Academy is designed to help student-entrepreneurs develop viable startup ideas and prepare for the annual HBAP Pitch Competition. You’ll have access to

  • exclusive labs, events, and resources;
  • workshops with pitch competition judges;
  • expert startup and venture-capitalist guest speakers.

HBAP Pitch Competition

This annual competition allows you to formally pitch your venture to the Harvard Business Analytics Program community. Winners will have the opportunity to

  • receive exclusive prizes (changes annually);
  • present their venture at upcoming conferences and events;
  • be featured in a spotlight on the HBAP blog.

Inner Circle: Networking Opportunities

As an HBAP student, you’ll receive access to interdisciplinary groups doing groundbreaking work.

Digital, Data, and Design Institute (D^3)

Digital transformation, data proliferation, and design thinking have created a new business paradigm. D^3 was formed to provide a powerful foundation for accelerating research on big, multidisciplinary problems in business and society. 

Through the D^3 Learning Network, you can connect with Harvard and Harvard Business School alumni, professional learning participants, industry experts, and corporate cohorts through various platforms, events, and learning experiences.

Learn more about the D^3 strategy and join the mailing list to explore upcoming opportunities.

Harvard Data Science Initiative (HDSI)

Research at the HDSI shapes data-driven policy and analyzes the implications of big data for human society. Experts in computer science, statistics, law, business, public policy, education, medicine, and public health unite to derive actionable insights that shape the science of data.

As an HBAPer, you’ll receive regular HDSI news updates on upcoming panel discussions, publications, and industry talks as well as an invitation to the annual HDSI conference.

Learn more about the work being done at the HDSI.

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What will your future look like with the lifelong support of the HBAP community? Request information to learn more.

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