Harvard Business School CORe

Entrepreneurship is neither a science nor an art. It is a practice.”

– Peter Drucker

Harvard Business School, one of the most well-regarded graduate business schools in the world, designed the Credential of Readiness (CORe) programme in 2014 to provide undergraduate university students with the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of business.

In consultation with the IB, Harvard extended this programme to a small number of top international schools around the world, including Vienna International School, United Nations International School in New York, The American School of São Paulo (Graded School) in Brazil and Atlanta International School. NIST is the only school in Asia that has been approached to offer the Harvard Business School CORe to selected IB DP students.

Designed and delivered by Harvard faculty, CORe addresses three basic areas of business studies:

  • Business analytics
  • Economics for managers
  • Financial accounting

Following completion of the eleven-week programme, NIST participants take a final examination at an authorized Pearson test centre. If successful, they receive the Credential of Readiness from Harvard and, based on individual performance, may qualify for Honors or High Honors recognition. This credential can be carried forward on their NIST transcripts as they apply to universities around the world.