Harvard Business School Breaks Ground for New Executive Education Complex
The head of India’s famed Tata Group late last week joined Harvard Business School (HBS) current and former deans and other officials to break ground for a new executive education complex designed to enhance and extend the school’s executive education offerings.
Ratan Tata, head of the Tata Group and a 1975 graduate of HBS’s Advanced Management Program for senior executives, earlier this year gave HBS a $50 million gift to fund construction of the new building, to be called Tata Hall, which will be located on the northeast corner of the school’s Boston campus. Now underway, construction for the new complex is scheduled for completion in December 2013.
Tata joined HBS Dean Nitin Nohria, former Dean Jay Light and others last week for the official groundbreaking ceremony. “I’m happy and proud to give something back to an institution that has done so much for me and for others,” he said. “I hope Tata Hall does great things for the people who live and move through this valued institution.”
Dean Nohria praised the new complex for the noted leaders he hopes it will draw to the school. “Tata Hall marks the shift to a new global century of business, and is a special marker as we look forward to a renewed, more interconnected world,” he said.
The new arc-shaped seven-story structure will be constructed of glass and brick and will feature living spaces, classrooms and common areas designed to help the nearly 10,000 participants who attend HBS’s executive education programs each year learn and build relationships with one another.
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