Harvard Business School (HBS) 2+2 Pack

Harvard Business School (HBS) 2+2 Admissions Consulting

The Harvard Business School 2+2 program is one of the most elite and competitive programs available. It offers especially qualified college juniors the opportunity to defer admission to the HBS MBA program for two years, while they gain valuable professional experience at a Harvard affiliate firm.

The Manhattan Elite Prep Admissions Consulting Team has developed a complete guidance package designed specifically for the HBS 2+2 admissions process. By customizing our proven admissions consulting process to the HBS 2+2 Program's rigorous requirements, we help candidates put their best foot forward. Below is a basic structure of what our HBS 2+2 Admissions program is composed of, though bear in mind that each package is individually tailored to the strengths and experiences of each applicant.

Application Facts & Tips

Started in 2008, the Harvard Business School (“HBS”) 2+2 Program has offered innovative college juniors the opportunity to apply for deferred admission to the HBS MBA program. Prior to enrollment, accepted students will gain two years work experience at the hands of a Harvard affiliate employer. To prepare students for the workforce, HBS hosts a summer program where each admit is allotted a career coach and begins to build a foundation for professional growth. The following summer students will return to HBS for a more intensive leadership training session. Students will then gain one more year of professional experience before returning to HBS to utilize their newfound knowledge in the classroom.

Typical Applicants

The program is geared towards developing the leadership skills of individuals whose aspirations don’t fit the traditional corporate career mold. Academic fields and areas of interest may include art, activism, and engineering. While the goals of each applicant may vastly differ, all should maintain academic excellence and express a desire to make a difference in a specific field. The highly diverse and competitive applicant pool includes the following representative statistics for a recent year.

Demographics:

  • Applicants: 844
  • Admits: 115
  • Admit Rate: 13.63%
  • Woman: 39%
  • International: 27%

Educational Background:

  • Engineering & Natural Sciences: 50%
  • Humanities & Social Sciences: 44%
  • Business Administration: 4%

Academic Information:

  • Average GMAT: 727
  • Average GRE Q: 767
  • Average GRE V: 679
  • Average GPA: 3.75

Application Components

Only college juniors or those who have the equivalent academic credentials will be considered. All materials must be submitted online. Competitive applicants will be offered an interview. After the interview a final decision will be made.

Application Materials

  • 4 Application essays
  • Current resume
  • 2 Recommendations from professors, mentors, or advisors
  • Transcripts from all undergraduate academic institutions attended (full-or part-time)
  • GMAT or GRE scores
  • TOEFL or IELTS score (if applicable)
  • The application process requires thought and precision. It is recommended to begin preparing at least three months before the deadline.
  • Typical essay questions are as follow:

    • Required Questions

      • Tell us about something you did well. (400 words)
      • Tell us about something you wish you had done better. (400 words)

    • Joint degree applicants only:

      • How do you expect the joint degree experience to benefit you on both a professional and a personal level? (400 words)

The deadline for submitting applications to HBS’s 2+2 Program is typically in early April. Candidates will be notified of their admissions status by May.

Admissions Consulting Services at a Glance

Comprehensive Packages

  • Dedicated Pack - Includes Application Strategy, Essay Review, Resume Review & Mock Interview
  • Elite Pack - Prompt, 7-day access to educational consultant, Application Strategy, Essay Review, Resume Review, Unlimited Mock Interview

A la Carte Services

  • Essay Review - Options include Single Essay (up to 800 words), Mini Pack (Single Essay + Resume Review) and Essay Review for all essays from one or more schools
  • Application Strategy - 2 hour minimum consultation with our education experts to map out application process
  • Mock Interview - 2 hour minimum preparation with our education expert to prepare for upcoming interview with admissions office
  • Case Interview - 2 hour minimum preparation with our expert to prepare for upcoming consulting case or job interview
  • Rejection Analysis - 2 hour minimum consultation with our education expert to evaluate weaknesses in rejected applications and plan next steps
  • Waitlist Strategy - 2 hour minimum consultation with our education expert to evaluate weaknesses in a waitlisted application, and make recommendations for interim period
  • Scholarship Application Review - Our consultants will identify specific scholarships to apply for, work with you to identify strengths that correlate with the stated objectives of the scholarship and review the applications to ensure your chance of receiving the scholarship is as high as possible
 

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"For my Admissions Consulting service, my consultant provided his expertise on editing and structural arrangement of ideas and helped me product finished final products. I received admissions from both my dream schools which are top tier schools. Today, as I decide to join one of them. I cannot thank Craig enough for his services. He is very experienced and uses his experience to guide user on the right track as far as the flow of the essay is concerned. Well, this is besides the excellent editing skills he has. Thanks Manhattan Elite Prep!" (5 out of 5 Rating on Google+)

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For my admission essays, my consultant provided his expertise on editing and structural arrangement of ideas and helped me product finished final products. I received admissions from both my dream schools which are top tier schools. Today, as I decide to join one of them. I cannot thank Craig enough for his services. He is very experienced and uses his experience to guide user on the right track as far as the flow of the essay is concerned. Well, this is besides the excellent editing skills he has. Thanks Craig! -Eric

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