HBS has moved to two application deadlines instead of three by eliminating the third round deadline.
Only 2+2 candidates can apply during the third round.
Historically, most top MBA programs in the US have had three rounds and this recent move by HBS is a departure from the norm for US schools. It will be interesting to see if other schools like Stanford GSB and Wharton will move towards a similar strategy.
This is a smart move on the part of HBS because it enables the adcom to see the entire pool by January instead of extending this process through to March. Eliminating the third round gives the adcom more clarity when making admissions decisions in two rounds instead of worrying about filling the class before seeing the entire pool of candidates.
This is also a practical decision for the adcom that will help them manage their operational resources better.
Here are the dates for the 2018-2019 HBS application Deadlines:
|APPLICATION PERIODS:||APPLICATION SUBMITTED ONLINE BY 12 NOON BOSTON TIME:||NOTIFICATION OF THE MBA ADMISSIONS BOARD’S DECISION:|
|ROUND 1||05 SEP 2018||11 DEC 2018|
|ROUND 2||04 JAN 2018||26 MAR 2018|
|2+2 ROUND||10 APR 2018||30 MAY 2018|
Feel free to contact EXPARTUS if you want to get a jump start on your HBS application.