HBX Harvard Business Courses

So you want to be an engineer or scientist and also prepare yourself for a career in business?

The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology has signed a collaborative agreement with the Harvard Business School to make available the HBX Credential of Readiness (CORe) business fundamentals program to SD Mines students.

The HBX Credential of Readiness (CORe) is a multi-week online program focused on the fundamentals of business thinking. Designed for non-business majors, CORe includes coursework in business analytics, economics for managers and financial accounting taught using the Harvard Business School case-study method.

The program is taught entirely by Harvard Business School faculty and is offered online through the school’s unique HBX platform with a worldwide cohort of students. HBX will reserve space for Mines students in each CORe cohort, and Mines will share information with HBX on financial aid eligibility for need-based scholarships. Because the workload requires approximately 150 hours and takes place over a multi-week period, Mines recommends students participate in CORe while on internship or co-op to enhance their professional readiness.

How to Participate

  • Learn more about Harvard Business School's HBX CORe and apply for admission.
  • Contact the SD Mines Registrar's Office if you need more information about the HBX CORe program.
  • Contact the Office of Financial Aid to request that your financial aid eligibility be shared with the Harvard Business School as an applicant to the HBX CORe program.

What SD Mines Students Say

HBxCORe Gates

"I did HBX CORe because my education and my internships taught me that I have entrepreneurship in my blood. I used CORe to get my feet wet in the world of business, and it was so exciting that I changed my entire career trajectory. I am now working to start my own business, and I would never have had the confidence without CORe."

Steve Gates

Electrical & Computer Engineering, 2015 graduate, (self employed)
Rapid City, SD

HBxCORe Hibl

"My motivation to complete HBX CORe was to gain the business knowledge desired by employers. Anyone can be an engineer, but being able to understand business as well as engineering is a skill not many people have. In the short time that I have had my certification it has assisted me in acquiring countless job interviews and ultimately a co-op position."

Kelsey Hibl

Industrial Engineering & Engineering Mgmt Student
Dickinson, ND

HBxCORe Costello

"I completed the HBX CORe program while doing an internship over the summer in Denver. This course went above and beyond what I expected. It was challenging, engaging, and a great complement to the strong engineering education at Mines."

Chance Costello

Geological Engineering Student
Durango, CO

View the HBX CORe Video