What it takes and how we can help


For the Harvard MS/MBA: Engineering Sciences program, we seek a diverse group of approximately 30 outstanding students who:

  1. aspire to lead technology ventures
  2. have undergraduate degrees in engineering, computer science, or a related technical field with a record of academic excellence
  3. have at least two years of full-time work experience, ideally designing and/or developing technology-intensive products; and
  4. meet the other criteria for admission to HBS’s MBA Program.

To enroll in the MS/MBA: Engineering Sciences program, candidates must apply to and be accepted by HBS and by the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). To simplify the process, required elements to apply to both the MBA and the Master of Science will be hosted in the HBS application system.

Required for MBA: application form, resume, official transcript(s), essay, official standardized test scores, two recommendations, acceptance of policies, and application fee. More details here.

Required for Master of Science: all materials required for the MBA application, plus one supplemental essay. Applicants who are invited to interview will submit one additional recommendation for the Master of Science portion of the application. 

All materials submitted for the MBA application will be shared with SEAS for use in review of the Master of Science application.


Tuition/Financial Aid


During both years of the program, MS/MBA: Engineering Sciences students will be charged tuition that equals the annual tuition paid by standalone MBA candidates (currently $73,440 for the Class of 2023) plus a 15% premium due to the cost of the additional courses taken by MS/MBA students. Detailed program costs for the 2021-2022 school year are available on this page.

Financial Aid

The mission of the MS/MBA: Engineering Sciences program is to find and nurture the next world-changing technological leaders. Financial need should not be a barrier for worthy applicants.

Students will be eligible to apply for HBS Scholarships and student loans in both years of the program. You do not need to apply for financial aid until after you have been admitted, and need-based scholarships will be awarded to students with limited resources.

50% of MBA students receive need-based scholarships.

Through the generosity of Denise Dupre and Mark Nunnelly, MBA 1984, all students who matriculate in the MS/MBA: Engineering Sciences Program are awarded an incremental $5,500 scholarship each academic year ($11,000 total). The scholarship will be incorporated into each financial aid package, if applicable. Half of the award will be disbursed to students’ Harvard University Student Account for the fall term and the other half for the spring.

Apply Today

Click here to begin your MS/MBA: Engineering Sciences application process.