I'm curious -- are you a recruited athlete?
I notice that on another thread, you'd posted the following stats, and said you've a white male from Virginia who has gotten some state awards for track:
"SAT I: 620 CR, 630 M , 660 W
SAT IIs: 630 MathII, 610 US History, 650 Lit
GPA: ~4.4 (have gotten all A's in every class in high school with 14 APs (including present.."
Just check Harvard's web pages and you'll find that it has no undergrad biz major. If that's what you're looking for, you applied to the wrong school.
Welcome to CC. While many people here, myself included, are happy to provide information to posters, many will not go to the trouble of looking up info that a poster easily can find for themselves. I'm sure you can find a list of majors on Harvard's web site.
Northstarmom, I find it interesting that you think I'm a recruited athlete. I know my SATs are bad, but SATs don't really mean that much and I think Harvard is making that same statement by accepting me. I think it is horrible that people will be ready to codemn someone for marginal SAT scores when they have a life of incredible accomplishment. Harvard accepted me, end of story. They must have liked something about me or I doubt they would have put me into the pile. Some people are simply not good test takers. Plus, I may have not scored well on the math SAT, but who cares if I can't remember how to do simple geometry from the eighth grade when I can get a 5 on the AP Calculus exam. There are other aspects of my application that prove that my SAT scores don't reveal negative aspects of my intelligence.
And I am absolutely NOT a recruited athlete. I doubt if I will even be good enough to walk on the team. I am hoping to run there, but other than my show of dedication and awards in running, my athleticism didn't take much of a role in my acceptance.
And I was unsure about the business major because I originally wasn't interested in business when I first applied. I have planned on majoring in History for some time, but some recent research on business careers had shifted my focus. I didn't apply to the wrong school, I was just wondering. As you know, a good portion of undergrads change their majors anyways.
I'm not stupid or unqualified if that is what you are hinting out. And I mean no offense. That's just the tone I picked up from your post. lol
Last edited by knight_miler; 01-01-2006 at 12:14 PM.
As noted above, Harvard does not have an undergraduate business program but of course does have an outstanding graduate school of business for MBA degrees. You can major in anything you want as an undergraduate, which is an advantage because you don't have to specialize so early. Many of my Harvard classmates who went on to graduate business schools majored in economics, but others majored in government (political science at Harvard), history, etc. You should, however, start building up your business experience during college, for example by working for an organization such as Harvard Student Agencies, which gives valuable business experience to its students. Anyway, the strongest business schools will want to see a couple of years of real world business experience after college first. At Harvard, a large number of employers interview students for right after college, including investment bankers, corporations, banks, and other modern ones I don't know about because I graduated years ago. They don't much care what you've majored in because they are looking for people that they will train anyway and how they think is what's important. Many of my classmates who went on to get MBA's at graduate business schools like Harvard's worked a couple of years for one of these companies first when they graduated form college.
While a lot of H undergraduates do eventually go into careers in business and there are a lot of biz related organizations on campus, if you're really hell bent on studying business at the undergraduate level, I think you'd eb better off looking at Wharton... H doesn't have the "pre-professional" type majors.