Harvard Business School (HBS) today announced that it has expanded the eligibility requirements of its 2+2 Program to include not only college students but also candidates who have gone directly to a master’s degree program after their undergraduate study.
The 2+2 Program at HBS is a deferred admissions process originally designed for college students who want to secure a future spot in the HBS MBA class. Candidates admitted to the 2+2 Program will have a place reserved for them at HBS, which they can assume after completing two years of work in the public, private or nonprofit sector. With today’s change, the program is now also open to current students in full-time master’s programs who proceeded directly from college to their current master’s degree program, according to HBS Dean of Admissions Dee Leopold.
Master’s degree students admitted as part of the 2+2 Program must also complete two years’ of professional work experience before enrolling at HBS, Leopold noted in a post to her Director’s Blog. (They also have the option of extending that time to three or four years, Leopold added.) But master’s degree candidates who have full-time work experience between the bachelor’s and master’s degrees should apply using the regular MBA admissions process.