Harvard Business School (HBS) Online MBA Program

March 2, 2010 · 3 Comments 

Yes, you read the title right: Harvard Business School offers an online MBA program. The program is not 100% online, but it has both on- and off-campus modules. The program is called the Program for Leadership Development (PLD).

The program is designed for high-potential managers and functional specialists with approximately 10 years of work experience. PLD serves individuals with excellent prospects for leadership within their organizations. Participants of the HBS PLD program represent diverse business functions, companies, industries, and countries.

The PLD program is a 28-week program and costs $37,500. It is one of the most expensive online MBA programs around.

Learn more about the HBS PLD  program


3 Responses to “Harvard Business School (HBS) Online MBA Program”
  1. W says:

    Hello All:
    I am a graduate of the PLD classes at HBS and I must say that it was an enlightening experience that I will cherish for the rest of my life. The classwork was challenging and in some cases very laser focused on case method. Sometimes, it seemed very myopic in scope until you step back and look at the theory behind the practice. This is a professionals program, in which the participants have varying degrees of experience, however, it comes into focus the more you are forced into teams and dialogue is discussed in class. This is NOT an MBA and the online is a small part of the overall case method. Keep in mind, although I personally feel that a degree should be conferred for the level of coursework and the cost associated, this is NOT an MBA. The thing I most cherish are the people in my class and personally on my team. I hope this assessment helps.

  2. Samantha says:

    W – Thanks so much for posting your personal experience. Special thanks for pointing out that this is not an actual MBA. While I’m sure the PLD experience is very rewarding in and of itself, it is unfortunately not in my budget to pay so much for a program that does not confer a degree. I have seen a few things here and there referring to an online Harvard MBA, but it appears I got my hopes up for nothing. Thanks for the info!

  3. Johnathon says:

    I have done my MBA from Oxford University. Great Course. but MBA at Harvard Business School is a Better option. Does HBS offer Undergraduate Business Program Courses too?

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