Making a Difference in the World
Since 1915, over 2,300 Black students have attended HBS and embraced the School’s mission to become leaders who make a difference in the world. Through their guidance, impact, and influence, they have shaped the economic, social, and political landscape of their time. Their accomplishments have been felt in the hypercompetitive environment of finance and investment; in the corridors of local, national, and global governments; in the formation and funding of new enterprises; on the manufacturing floor and in the sale of innovative products and services; and in the stimulating worlds of media, sports, and technology. As academics and business professionals, they have mentored, nurtured, and educated the next generation of Black leaders.
While no display can do justice to the breadth and depth of the accomplishments of these 2,300 graduates, we have attempted to highlight a small subset (84 pre-1990 graduates) who are exemplars of alumni who have made a difference in the world.