HARVARD EXPECTS TO LAUNCH FOUR NEW ONLINE COURSES IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF THIS YEAR
The one time HBS invited students enrolled in its online courses to a live event on campus in 2017, some 500 people showed up for the one-day conference to meet their peers face-to-face. “When we did it virtually last year, a lot of people complained. We will do it in April this year for current and past participants. I think we will have to put a cap on it because the pool of people is larger, and I suspect we won’t be able to handle all the people who want to come.”
Looking ahead to the near future, Mullane says the school has four new courses teed up in the first quarter alone Two of them are on leadership, and then there is another global business course that takes a look at business and strategy from a global economic perspective.
“The other thing you will see in the next couple of years is that we are finding ways to integrate back into the MBA program some of the stuff we are doing online,” says Mullane. “That will be an important milestone. I suspect that will happen more here over the next couple of years.”