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HBX Teaching Business Fundamentals to Amherst Students Online

Students at Amherst College can now go online to learn the fundamentals of business, through an arrangement with Harvard Business School's HBX online education initiative. The partnership provides Amherst students with increased access to HBX's Credential of Readiness (CORe) program," an 11-week online program delivered on an interactive platform designed by Harvard Business School faculty.

Launched in summer 2014, HBX CORe has been offered to four cohorts to date, and the next program is scheduled to begin on June 3, 2015. As part of the agreement with Amherst, HBX will reserve seats in upcoming cohorts for Amherst undergraduates. In addition, Amherst will verify students' financial need information (with permission), to enable HBX to award additional financial aid to those in need.

"HBX CORe is a program designed to equip students of any background with an understanding of business fundamentals and to prepare them for the workplace," said Harvard Business School professor Bharat Anand, faculty chair of HBX, in a press release. "By its design – an online program that students can take even while they're working during the summer – HBX CORe allows students to continue to pursue their other intellectual passions in college, whatever these may be, from art history or psychology to music or biochemistry. We are delighted to partner with Amherst to create additional opportunities for its students to participate in the CORe program."

A similar arrangement has been in place for Harvard College students since last summer; HBX expects to announce similar agreements with other colleges and universities in the coming weeks.

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About the author: Rhea Kelly is executive editor for Campus Technology. She can be reached at rkelly@1105media.com.

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