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Participants share their stories and reflect on their experiences in CORe, our primer on the fundamentals of business.
The course surpassed my expectations…I actually regret not having more time to fully utilize all the optional features!
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.
A small business owner and tech entrepreneur from Arizona
Participating in the student discussions and answering cold calls was empowering. It ignited a drive within me to learn and absorb as much as I could.
Tech entrepreneur developing mass-scale wifi solutions in India
It's like you're looking through the world with a completely different perspective altogether, yet it's so obvious. The dots were always there, and CORe made me realize the connections.
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.
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).
Computer engineering student in Ireland seeking to develop a tech startup
I loved the regular use of visuals and videos to fully build up the user's understanding of a new concept.
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.
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.
I use my CORe training every day. Whether at work on in my private life, CORe was a paradigm-shifting event for me.
Boise State University Graduate, Engineer, and Photographer
"For me, that connection from text book to reality made the courses memorable, enjoyable, and interesting. Case studies were absolutely my favorite part of the program."
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.
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.
Working in real estate in Indiana while applying to MBA programs
I loved being able to learn the material through real examples and have found that this sort of learning makes the content stick much better in my memory.
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.
The highlight of the program was the content. From the videos with guest business executives to the interactive elements to the way we're continually tested via cold calls, CORe keeps you engaged through and through.
Cherry Xinyi Huang
I found the overall HBX CORe experience to be…challenging, enjoyable, eye-opening.
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.
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.
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.
HBX CORe is something completely different from any online course. It captures the key components of a live classroom and makes it possible for classmates to interact and help one another.
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.
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.
University of Florida
I found the overall HBX CORe experience to be…eye-opening. Each of the courses took deep dives into companies of all shapes and sizes to exemplify how core business concepts are applied…HBX CORe took the idea of learning business principles to the next 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.
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.
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.
Working for a cutting-edge SaaS startup in Boston, MA
My goals also include applying the knowledge learned in this program to my professional life, really soaking it in, and learning from the experiences and perspectives of my peers in the course.
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.
An advertising account director in NYC applying CORe to better serve her clients
I honestly use something from CORe nearly every day. In general, I have a much better appreciation for my client's business.
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.
…fun, exciting, and powerful. I believe I learned a lot through this course that I couldn't have gotten elsewhere with my liberal arts education.
Mechanical Engineer looking to pursue an MBA
The program offers a perfect blend of three fundamental courses.
HBX CORe was much more than a tripod of rigorous courses. The sense of community that developed from all the various social platforms that were unique to HBX that provided me the platform to interact with other students from all over the world in various industries were instrumental in my application and understanding of the concepts.
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.
Co-founder of a tech startup in Strasbourg, France
Recently, I realized that I did not have the business “toolbox” and that is why, while I am still involved in this amazing project, I am reaching out to new horizons.
A technology consultant and founder of two European football blogs based in NYC
Another aspect which I loved and cannot emphasize enough is the fact that HBX CORe does not feel like a virtual program.
Liberal arts student seeking a practical business education
So far, it has been pretty great to be able to pick up a newspaper and understand what it means when financial terms are used.
The College of the Holy Cross
…beyond mastering the basics of economics, analytics, and financial accounting, you learn Excel. For a philosophy major like me, to be able to put that on a resume…invaluable.
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.
I believe that CORe helped prove to prospective employers, as well as myself, that I understand the fundamentals of business.