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Wharton, Columbia, LBS To Reopen Business School Campuses By September

Read our end of week coronavirus roundup as top business schools like Wharton and LBS plan to reopen their campuses


End of week roundup:


Top business schools plan campus re-openings

US business schools:

Wharton, UC-Berkeley Haas, and UCLA Anderson are among a number of US schools planning to re-open their campuses in August and September this year. Classes will be held in a hybrid format—a blend of on-campus and online learning. 

Incoming MBA student can plan to join the student community on-campus this year although what that MBA experience will look like still remains to be seen.


UK business schools:

Cambridge Judge 

While reports claimed Cambridge University was set to move all face-to-face lectures online for the full 2020-21 academic year, this plan doesn’t extend to students at Cambridge Judge Business School. A statement from the school reads:

We are making plans to offer smaller classes with appropriate physical distancing, blended with online learning, in order to safeguard wellbeing. This blended approach will provide the flexibility to adjust our approach as the academic year progresses and according to the evolving context of the global pandemic.



London Business School

London Business School this week announced that it plans to open its campus on September 7. The school will first run online classes before moving to a hybrid model of teaching two weeks later on September 21.

Warwick Business School

Warwick is planning to start teaching as initially intended, with classes expected to start in the week of October 5 2020. This will be done through a blend of face-to-face and online learning, following an induction period for new students.


MBA application latest


Harvard releases new MBA application deadlines

Harvard Business School has announced a round one deadline of September 8 to apply for its Class of 2023. The second and final deadline at HBS is January 5th. For candidates who apply by the R1 deadline, Harvard is guaranteeing a final decision by December 10th for applicants who gain an admissions interview. For those who meet the R2 deadline, decisions are released on March 30. 

Harvard is typically the first school to release MBA application deadlines. In fact, many schools are still recruiting for the 2020 intake. Check out our list of 2020 MBA application deadlines, extended by coronavirus:

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