I came in to Dillon House early today to write this post; I’m sitting in an office across the hall from where I interviewed for admission into the HBS MBA program five and a half years ago. Let me begin by saying that I am humbled and honored to be serving HBS (and you) in this role.
I remember quite clearly what it feels like to put yourself out there in a business school admissions process, and I am committed to keeping up the tradition of transparency and humanity that has been a hallmark of the admissions process at Harvard Business School for several years.
It is the core teaching approach at HBS and, for most people, very different than their undergraduate experience. Come to HBS for a visit—for a “taste” of the case method in action.
I could talk about the virtues of the case method (many! In addition to the tour and information sessions we hold on campus, you can sit in on a case method class.
), but the rub is that it is actually very hard to describe yet easy to understand once you’ve experienced it in action—sort of like describing (vs. I still vividly remember the HBS class I visited as a prospective student. Or if you can’t make it to a visit on campus, check out this video on the case method.
Current students have also written about their experience with the case method here.
Summer is in full swing in Dillon House, and one of the things we're most looking forward to is our incoming Class of 2018.