…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.
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.
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.
Founder and Director of Rxhibition, a new nonprofit organization that curates, designs, and installs art exhibitions in chemotherapy treatment areas
I expected HBX CORe to be much more of an overview. I never was expecting the depth that it truly delivered. I received a strong foundation to be confident enough to build my own startup.
Exceptional. It's about as good as online learning can get.
This program…created so many “ah-ha” moments for me. Even if you've taken similar courses before…CORe walks you through the way of seeing these subjects through the eyes of a manager. It was truly an amazing experience!
Being an entrepreneur, every concept I learned in CORe was immediately applicable to my company. My understanding of how business works got much stronger. For me, the change CORe brings about in you is extremely subtle. It's like you're looking through the world with a completely different perspective altogether, yet it's so obvious.
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.
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.
Part-time MBA student and working in energy efficiency in Chicago, IL
A year after finishing CORe, all three classes have been invaluable in my first two quarters in school. I am able to get more out of class because I already have the fundamentals.
"My favorite part of the program was the ability to get a global prospective on the case studies live, as if we were all in a classroom in Harvard, all while in the comfort of our own homes."
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.
The course surpassed my expectations…I actually regret not having more time to fully utilize all the optional features!
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.
"The personal interaction I had with the professor and other participants was the best part. It was informative, transformational, and rejuvenating!"
Currently pursuing a Masters in Electrical Engineering at the University of Sheffield, UK
CORe is giving me that extra lens I was missing: how products, services and other contents are created, consumed and exchanged from a business perspective.
Third year undergraduate medical student from Singapore
At the end of the day, hospitals still have to be sustainable businesses. I am confident that HBX CORe will impart the necessary fundamentals to understand and analyze such concepts.
"I can't say enough about the energy and motivation I gained from taking this course. I felt a renewed commitment to my life-long pursuits and left each class with introspective thoughts and ideas for my future."
Alphonse Ford, II
Lifelong Learner and Vice President in Web Marketing
I use the principles and fundamental concepts to properly prepare myself and plan a strategy before entering serious negotiations.
I use my CORe training every day. Whether at work on in my private life, CORe was a paradigm-shifting event for me.
Emer Moloney, Research Associate at the Harvard Business School European Research Center
I now feel that I have a broad overview of finance and can approach topics with a strong, integrated framework instead of approaching them in isolation.
CORe gave me a new lens through which I could look at the world. I applied what I learned right away at work and continue to apply it now in business school.
Jean Claude Benga
"I'm feeling more confident in knowing that a career is a story with twists and turns, and ups and downs. Before Managing Your Career Development I was a skillful manager, but now I'm an authentic leader, braver, and open to criticism."
T. Gerald O'Daniel
Plastic Surgeon, T. Gerald O'Daniel, MD, FACS, PLLC and Medical Director and Founder at Louisville Surgery Center
This part of the course was exceptionally entertaining, and by putting this human element in place, it enhanced the real life importance of understanding finance at a high level.
Student and entrepreneur from India using CORe to learn about the business world
Each course provided distinguished knowledge and presented that in a beautiful manner.
The platform was engaging, innovative, and it allowed me to interact with the material in a way that I never expected from an online course. The professors were incredible, and the way they used cases to support their lessons allowed students to connect the material to real-world examples that not only aided understanding and retention, but also application.
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.
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.
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.
Enrique is pursuing a PhD in Chemical Biology and working to find cures for diseases like cancer. He plans to use HBX CORe as a way to bridge the gap between his work in the lab and the funding and entrepreneurial support he will need to bring those discoveries to the public.
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.
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.
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.
International Business & Communications Consultant
The rich variety in content differentiated this course as a uniquely high-quality, fully engaging learning experience.
Chief Technology Officer at Nantucket Technology Partners
As a consultant running a boutique management and technology consulting practice, I have already started applying what I have learned in Disruptive Strategy towards my own business.
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.
IT consultant using CORe to help further his career
Additionally, the program allowed me to acquire a more holistic view of the services we provide, and it is helping me develop new ideas to innovate and generate different sources of revenue.
Project Manager for Bloomberg in Hong Kong
"My favorite part would be Professor Anand's jokes in some of the videos. You'd have to watch pretty carefully (but you would since you have to take notes anyway), and they'd always make me laugh."
Doctor, Medical Director & Co-Chief Medical Officer
Leading with Finance offered the perfect opportunity to refresh my core finance skills and interact with a global group of colleagues in an online format was ideal for my schedule.
Vice President for Government and Regulatory Affairs
I would be very surprised if the concepts that we talked about in the course are not core to our strategic planning process this year… I expect that we will have a lot more conversation about the course going forward.
…the HBX CORe program will help me transition from being a liberal arts student with a humanities major to being a successful consultant…
Engineer and varsity athlete working towards her master's in Athletic Leadership
I was considering taking economics and accounting classes on the side while completing my master’s degree. However, I realized that through HBX I could get the same experiences I could get in a classroom over time all in only a few months.
VP, General Counsel, North American Business Units at Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
After taking Professor Wheeler’s course, we step back, slow down and discuss strategically and thoughtfully what our counterparts may be thinking on the other side of the table. We have a better cadence for our preparation.
Innovation Lab Product Manager at Accenture
The course equipped me with new ways to think about problems, products, businesses, and just everything in life.
A Global Masters in Management student at London Business School and Fudan School of Management
In no time, not only will you build fundamental knowledge of the business world, but also be a part of a community that you can fully trust.
Undergrad in creative writing who took CORe to help grow his poetry journal
I entered the HBX CORe program with the assumption that business was binary in its reliance on creativity and science, on ideas and numbers. In reality, it’s simply not. There are numbers behind the most successful marketing campaigns, brand directions, and management decisions.
...it's beyond the value I could have ever expected for such a small investment, life changing