The HBS Executive Education learning model depends on an intensely interactive classroom in which participants learn as much from each other as they do from faculty. For that reason, we carefully assemble each program class to reflect a stimulating mix of backgrounds, cultures, career interests, and business responsibilities.
In 2012, HBS Executive Education participants represented a wide range of professional and cultural backgrounds:
Accounting/Control 1%, Finance 11%, General Management 34%, Human Resources 3%, Information Services 2%, Manufacturing/Operations 2%, Marketing 15%, Other 15%, Professional Services 15%, Research & Development 2%
Chemicals/Pharmaceuticals/Biotechnology 7%, Communications 3%, Consumer Products 7%, Financial 13%, High Technology 6%, Manufacturing 8%, Nonprofit 11%, Other 11%, Professional Services 14%, Raw Materials/Energy 4%, Real Estate/Construction 7%, Retail Services 4%, Utilities/Telecommunications 5%
Africa 5%, Asia/Pacific 26%, Europe 21%, Latin America 10%, Middle East 4%, North America 33%
Although no formal educational requirements apply, proficiency in written and spoken English is essential for participation in Harvard Business School Executive Education programs.