This Is Why You Pay $200,000 To Attend Harvard Business School

December 25, 2012 - 3:35pm

By WallStreetOasisThe admissions department at Harvard Business School asked me to write a reflection on my first semester for the Class of 2015 pre-matriculation blog. Here’s what I sent in. I hope it gives an insight into what I’ve experienced the last four months. In summary, I’m loving every moment. Come visit me in the Spring semester if you’d like to see HBS for yourself!A Letter to the HBS Class of 2015A Review of the First Semester of Harvard Business SchoolBy Ryan Allis, Class of 2014, Section FDecember 17, 2012Dear Future Friend,Congratulations on getting into the HBS MBA Class of 2015!As I left Aldrich Hall at HBS after finishing my last final of the first semester, I smiled, knowing that I would return home to San Francisco for the Holidays changed forever.I considered a question as I walked through the Spangler tunnel on my way to the taxi stand, “What is itexactly that Harvard Business School does?”Does it teach you finance? Does it teach you marketing? Does it teach you storytelling? Does it teach you operations?Sure. But that’s not what HBS does.What Harvard Business School does is:Teach you a deeply analytical thinking process critical to makin

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