1. Who should apply to the program?
The program is intended for senior executives of major microfinance institutions, industry-related policymakers, investors, and leaders of financial institutions. Selective enrollment of the most qualified and diverse group from the pool of candidates enhances the learning experience for participants and the takeaway value for their supporting organizations. Participants will represent a large variety of cultural and geographic backgrounds. If you are concerned about your fit for the program, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. How long will it take to learn whether I’ve been accepted into the program?
The deadline to submit a program application is January 11, 2019. Applicants are typically informed whether they’ve been accepted by February 2019. If you are concerned about the time it takes to obtain a visa, please contact us at email@example.com.
3. Are there scholarships available to pay for the full cost of the program?
The Citi Foundation provides a limited number of partial scholarships to participants who otherwise cannot attend because of the cost. Please note that we are unable to offer scholarships to all applicants who apply. If you would like to apply for a scholarship, please indicate so in the application.
4. What’s included in the program tuition?
The program tuition includes all housing and meals during the program. The tuition does not include the administrative fee, airfare, incidentals and meals outside of the program dates or off of the Harvard campus. For questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. Can I come for part of the program?
The HBS and Accion policy is to accept participants who can attend the program. The program design builds lessons based on each case study, discussion group, and classroom discussion. Therefore, the goals of the program are best achieved through full participation by all participants.
7. Can I stay off-campus?
The program is designed to create an atmosphere of strong engagement and relationship building among the participants and HBS staff. The policy requires all participants to stay on campus.
8. Can I bring someone with me? E.g., a spouse or friend
Due to the nature of the program and the single-occupancy accommodation, spouses and/or friends are not allowed to stay on campus with participants.
9. What are the accommodations while I attend the program?
Single-occupancy rooms located on-campus are included in the program tuition fee. Each room is equipped with a desktop computer with high-speed Internet access. Each room also has a private bathroom with toiletries included. HBS encourages participants from outside of the US to bring an adapter that can accommodate 120 volts.
10. What is the dress code?
HBS requests business casual dress for classes and meals during the program. Business casual attire includes, but is not limited to, open-neck, collared shirts or blouses and sweaters, khakis or other pressed pants, leather or casual walking shoes.
11. What airport should I fly to for the program?
Harvard Business School is located in Boston, Massachusetts. We recommend flying into Boston Logan International airport.
12. How do I prepare for the program?
Once you’ve been accepted into the program and remitted payment, HBS will send you log-in credentials for the online program portal. All logistical information and pre-reading/ assignment requirements can be found on this website.
13. What happens when the course is over?
After the program, you will receive an invitation to join the HBS-Accion Program Alumni LinkedIn page. You will also receive a one-year subscription to the Harvard Business Review, a photo of the HBS-Accion class, and a certificate of completion.
Accion will also contact program alumni for a program review, quotes to include on our website, as well as referrals for future programs. We also appreciate hearing from alumni regarding what they have learned in the course as it relates to their professional careers.