Harvard Business School seeks to be the top provider of online business education

Harvard Business School (HBS) is preparing a plan to become the world’s top provider of high quality online business education, according to Bloomberg Business Week.

This century-old elite business school, one of the world’s best-known educational brands, will get high visibility with this initiative among students all over the world according to experts.

These business courses will likely be offered through the edX platform, starting in the spring or summer of 2014. Harvard’s offering on edX.org, known as HarvardX, currently has 17 courses.

Harvard’s initiative follows Wharton and Stanford’s major business education initiatives:

  • On September, Wharton added three courses to its Coursera offering, making its entire first-year MBA curriculum available free.
  • This October, the Stanford Graduate School of Business will offer –on the NovoEd platform– an eight-week course focused on retirement finance and pension polity.