…it was a great experience being able to interact with so many intelligent students all over the world…it's a perfect combination of teaching from the professors and help from all of your classmates.
Electrical Engineer in Pharmaceuticals, pursuing an MBA in the fall of 2016
I had never experienced such an immersive platform online, and could argue that it was more effective at building and solidifying knowledge than some of the in-class courses I took in college.
One of the most insightful components of this course was the detailed case studies on other companies that had similar challenges... The diverse perspectives that I got from my peers, which the learning platform enables, were very similar to those I get with my work environment.
Mechanical Engineer looking to pursue an MBA
The program offers a perfect blend of three fundamental courses.
I feel like now I can speak more high-level about where we want to take the company and what strategic initiatives we want to put in place….It has given me an entirely new set of tools.
HBX Live Participant
This was absolutely the quality I would expect from a Harvard HBX experience - I loved everything about it. The technology was amazing - love the different camera angles, the option to raise your hand, etc.
Marketing and management graduate who took CORe to transition into entrepreneurship
I am applying what I learned in CORe every day!
An excellent course: world-class content, perfect delivery, excellent and diverse cohort, and finally wonderful collaboration with both the organizers and the class.
Former professional football player transitioning to a career in business
However, the most exciting thing about CORe is that once you take it, you are never going to be the same. A simple grocery store visit becomes filled with economic references and analytical ponders. CORe allows the world to become more of a learning opportunity.
This was an awesome way to get your feet wet in the world of business. I think that the courses were well-designed so as to maximize the impact they have on your real-world outlook.
Innovation Lab Product Manager at Accenture
The course equipped me with new ways to think about problems, products, businesses, and just everything in life.
Writer, performer, and producer engaging in entrepreneurial and directorial endeavors with business knowledge gained from HBX CORe
I had been intimidated by a lot of the content - particularly Financial Accounting, since the whole idea of understanding financial documents made me panic - but to my surprise everything was presented in very accessible, grounded, easy-to-understand ways.
Harvard Law School '15
...I never felt fully comfortable with the language of my colleagues; now, I do. To lawyers, non-profit managers, budding accountants, PhD students, and future business execs, I recommend HBX.
Operations Analyst who took CORe to further a career in business
HBX CORe proved to be so rewarding. I went in with the mindset of something to set my resume apart from others and came out with a broad and detailed understanding of the fundamentals of business.
I believe that CORe helped prove to prospective employers, as well as myself, that I understand the fundamentals of business.
Emilie Billaud, Research Associate at Harvard Business School
The program gave me a framework and a great toolbox for the cases that I am currently developing.
A doctor and healthcare entrepreneur from the Netherlands
I have also applied what I learned in setting up my own health company, LeadInShape. CORe helped me in interpreting data, researching different markets, and how to do my finances. Also, when I have to make decisions in my work or in business, I think of what I have learned in HBX CORe.
A US Army Veteran studying at Columbia University and hoping to pursue a career in medicine/healthcare
The principles I learned in CORe are fundamentally important to a successful business, and taking this program ensured that I mastered these concrete pieces of the puzzle.
An entrepreneur improving education for English language learners
By recognizing that every student brought with her or him a wealth of lived experiences, HBX empowered me to learn much more from peers than I had imagined.
Thank you for explaining concepts that I thought were impossible for me to ever grasp in such simple terms. The examples that Professor Desai chose to illustrate these concepts and the industry experts who give their thoughts and opinions has me eagerly looking forward to the time I spend on the course every day.
Pursuing a career in International Development
I think CORe may be the extra push I need to connect with jobs that really interest me.
Oregon State University
If you have no formal education in business, this program will dramatically change the way you think…The combination of subjects covered will give you the fundamental knowledge to think deeper about what it takes to run a successful business, how to win in the marketplace, and how to make decisions as a manager.
Assistant Professor of Management and Assistant Registrar (Placement) at National Law University in Jodhpur, India
The program is beautifully designed and has so much to offer. Professor Desai explains the concepts effortlessly and it’s easy to grasp and absorb them.
Danielle Dutervil Mubarak
A lawyer in NYC using her CORe knowledge to better serve her clients.
What really impressed me were my classmates - people from all over the world and from all backgrounds that were invested in helping each other.
Working in Marketing/Social Media for an edtech startup in NYC
But in the few years I have been out of school, I have found that being able to understand key business principles is essential, especially in the startup world.
Recently completed my PhD and starting work at The Boston Consulting Group in London
As a classically trained scientist with limited business experience, I believe CORe is a fantastic way to invest in myself and help bridge the gap between being the scientist I am right now and the consultant I need to be in September.
Sales Manager, Western US at Coravin, Inc.
I have already applied so much of what I have learned. My strategy and message for my team and how we communicate with our customers has begun to shift.
Adriel, a graduate of Berklee College of Music, explains how HBX CORe is different from other online courses he's taken and discusses how the fundamental business skills he's learned in CORe have helped him connect the dots between his interests in music, marketing, and live entertainment.
…the HBX CORe program will help me transition from being a liberal arts student with a humanities major to being a successful consultant…
Computer engineering student using CORe to enhance his software initiatives
I enjoyed being able to interact with motivated, ambitious students from all over the world. Furthermore, the course content and platform were extremely engaging, combining the best of pedagogy and technology.
Paul Accornero, International Commercial Director (MD) Asia Pacific & Americas
I use what I learned on a daily basis. Even though I am not in finance as my role is more sales and marketing focused, I need to make decisions involving principles we learned on a daily basis. The course empowers me to do that with confidence.
Special Forces Officer with a science background looking to pursue an MBA
In my opinion, the true value of CORe is the ability to interact and network with fellow CORe members.
Director at Microsoft
Within five days of finishing the course I had a plan of action for a major part of our business and presented it to our corporate executive. It applied the theories of the Customer’s Job to be Done and caused us to re-think our strategy to get the customer to “hire” us over the competition.
Oregon State University
The collaborative environment encourages you to help your peers learn and will help you become engaged in the material. It's not an easy program, but every ounce of effort you put into CORe will yield results in your understanding of the complex world of business.
Major David Dixon
US Marine Corps
Professor Wheeler's course gave me a new and profound perspective on negotiation. Whether I am trying to convince my daughter to go to bed on time, discussing a contract with a manufacturer, or organizing large scale military exercises with thousands of troops and dozens of aircraft - deftly employing the right negotiation technique can be the difference in success or failure.
Undergraduate admissions representative eager to pursue a PhD or MBA
Through CORe, I have uncovered a love for analytics, made valuable connections with people in several countries, and gained a strong foundation that will serve me well in MBA or PhD studies, which I am considering for the future.
Project Engineer from Syria currently working in Chicago
CORe is not an ordinary online learning platform; it is an amazing learning experience that will probably surprise you (as it did to me).
Economics & International Relations
I could not be a bigger proponent for online learning following my CORe experience. The ability to pause, rewind, and repeat what your instructor has to say was very helpful in learning business concepts. The course increased my confidence in the world of business and helped me formalize my career path.
An aspiring MBA student planning for a career in social entrepreneurship
Those skills are all very useful, but I think my biggest takeaway from CORe is a new perspective on complex business challenges. This lens has given me a more balanced perspective on sensitive topics like LIFO reserves, minimum wage, and drug pricing that will make me a more informed citizen and wiser leader.
An animator with dreams of starting her own company
I feel that I am no longer wary of entering into business conversations; my confidence has gone way up with regards to accounting, economics, and analytics.
Head of Sales at WegoWise
I feel like I have an unfair advantage now knowing what I've learned from this course. It has given me confidence and clarity in my decisions, and I can already see the material impact of applying this model and mindset to our business and our culture.