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The Harvard Business School CampusAbout- Harvard Business School has come a long way since it first opened in 1908 with 33 students and courses sporadically placed around the Harvard campus. Dean Wallace B. Donham then decided to start a campaign which would expand the business school to its greatest potential. George F. Baker granted the funding needed for the reconstruction of the school and in 1924 the new campus was constructed. September 1963 saw the first 8 women enroll in Harvard Business School, and it has since then produced such notable businesswomen as Meg Whitman, the president and chief executive officer of Hewlett-Packard. The enrollment rate of women has recently expanded to an average rate of 40% a year. With astounding resources HBS continuously works towards the betterment of society, using entrepreneurship to make steps towards sustainability and ending social inequalities.

Campus Setting: Located in Allston, the Harvard Business School is often referred to by students as the campus “across the river.” Made up of 27 buildings, the Harvard Business School comprises a large part of Harvard’s overall campus. Facing Soldier’s Field Road and the Charles River, HBS is located between Western Ave and North Harvard St. Each building is dedicated to enhancing a Harvard student’s business education. For example, to keep the students inspired in their creative business endeavors HBS scattered a collection of contemporary paintings known as the Shwartz Arts Collection across the large campus.

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Areas of Study: Harvard Business School has produced 78, 000 alumni in 167 countries. In addition to its undergraduate and MBA programs, Harvard Business School also offers 8 doctoral programs which lead to a PHD or DBA. The 8 doctoral programs include Accounting and Management, Marketing, Business Economics, Health Policy, Management, Technology and Operations Management, Strategy, and Organizational Behavior. Some fields Harvard Business School graduates explore after graduation are entertainment/media, technology, non-profit/government, consumer products.

Campus Activities: There is a large and diverse variety of campus activities at HBS. Some organizations, such as the Latino Student Organization (LSO) host nationally recognized conferences such as the Latino conference, which brings Latinos from all sectors of the business world together to discuss the importance of leadership in the Latino community. Other clubs and activities range from the Aerospace and Aviation club, to the South Asian Business Association, to the Wine and Cuisine Society.

Interesting Facts:

-One way in which two Harvard graduates worked towards sustainability was by inventing a soccer ball that harnessed energy when played with.
-President George Herbert Walker Bush and President George Walker Bush attended Harvard Business School.

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Economic Slowdown?

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Economic Slowdown? Not in My Office.
The economy may be losing steam, but in day-to-day business the pace of change has only accelerated.
August 01, 2001
If time flies when you're having fun, we're having a ball. Don't let the term 'slowdown' fool you. The business metronome has been set higher and won't ever wind down.
Want proof? Take a trip, suggests Roger Altman, deputy Treasury secretary in the early years of the Clinton administration and now chairman of Evercore Partners, an investment company in New York: 'You can pick up and return a rental car in 15 seconds

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