Community Values

The Harvard Business School Community Values support the HBS learning environment and are at the heart of a School-wide aspiration to make HBS a model of the highest standards essential to responsible leadership in today's business world.

At HBX, we believe it essential for all participants to exemplify and uphold the HBS Community Values in order to foster a supportive online learning environment where individuals can have open discussion, reflect on their thinking, and learn from one another.

The mission of Harvard Business School is to educate leaders who make a difference in the world. Achieving this mission requires an environment of trust and mutual respect, free expression and inquiry, and a commitment to truth, excellence, and lifelong learning.

Students, program participants, faculty, staff, and alumni accept these principles when they join the HBS community. In doing so, they agree to abide by the following Community Values:

  • RESPECT FOR THE RIGHTS, DIFFERENCES, AND DIGNITY OF OTHERS
  • HONESTY AND INTEGRITY IN DEALING WITH ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY
  • ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PERSONAL BEHAVIOR

HBS can and should be a living model of these values. To this end, community members have a personal responsibility to integrate these values into every aspect of their experience at HBS. Through our personal commitment to these values, we can create an environment in which all can achieve their full potential.

Failure to abide by the HBX Community Values may result in removal from an HBX Program.