At most executive education institutions, the campus is merely a backdrop to the program. At Harvard Business School, however, our campus is an integral and deeply rewarding part of the Executive Education experience. Unlike many schools, HBS provides a campus for the exclusive use of Executive Education participants. Our accommodations, from the living arrangements to the fitness center, are designed to encourage productive participant interaction that extends learning beyond the classroom.
Our facilities are constructed with the space and technology necessary to support our participatory learning model. The classrooms, for example, are precisely designed with state-of-the-art acoustics and clear sightlines to encourage active discussions among participants. After classes, participants share living quarters with eight peers—a team of colleagues that has been deliberately assembled to reflect diverse industries, functions, interests, and backgrounds. At every location, from the dining facilities to the fitness center, every effort has been made to assure comfort and encourage conversation—an investment that leads to lasting connections among HBS Executive Education alumni.
Environmental sustainability is a growing global concern. At HBS, we are addressing the challenges of environmental leadership through our campus operations and our teaching, research, and student activities. As part of an effort to increase environmental stewardship, we are committed to reducing our 2006 levels of greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent by 2016, while realizing cost savings via efficiency and waste reduction. Executive Education participants who stay on campus will have the opportunity to learn more about our campus environmental stewardship programs. These projects encompass environmentally preferable LEED®-certified buildings, waste reduction and recycling, water conservation, and other components of our master plan.
In addition to our on-campus accommodations and facilities, the HBS campus puts you within walking distance of Harvard Square and a short commute away from the attractions of Cambridge and Boston.