Harvard Business School HBS FundHarvard Business School HBS Fund

For Leadership & Innovation

To Promote Progress in:

• Innovation

Continued innovation in the MBA Program, such as the field method, and HBX, the School’s new online education platform

• Intellectual Ambition

Cross-disciplinary faculty collaboration, generating important and relevant scholarly work focused on society’s complex challenges, and supporting the development of junior and practitioner faculty

• Internationalization

A broad intellectual footprint with a lean physical footprint through research, case writing, and the HBS global research center network.

• Inclusion

MBA and doctoral fellowships to help create an inclusive environment where the world’s best talent can thrive and be inspired to do their best work.

• Integration

Encouraging and supporting research and curriculum development for HBS faculty members teaching undergraduate and graduate students across the University through the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) and in cross-University initiatives such as the Public Education Leadership Project.

"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."

–Nelson Mandela

Social innovation is a novel solution to a social problem that is more effective, efficient, sustainable, or just, than present solutions and for which the value created accrues primarily to society as a whole rather than private individuals.

-Stanford Business School