Justin Bieber chooses Harvard Business School over Stanford. [Harbus]
Posted by Eric Allen in MBA
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On March 30, Harvard Business School’s admissions board sent out final decisions to round 2 applicants. Shortly thereafter, sources reported that pop sensation Justin Bieber is among the batch accepted into HBS’ class of 2018. The cherry on top for HBS is that Bieber had been accepted into Stanford’s Graduate School of Business (GSB) earlier in the month, but he held out because “Justin has always appreciated brand over hype,” says Bieber’s spokesperson.
Breaking the mold set by supermodel Tyra Banks, NBA superstar Dwayne Wade and hit music producer Kasseam Dean (better known by his stage name, “Swizz Beatz”), who have all added Harvard credentials to their list of accomplishments, Bieber jumped in with two feet and applied to HBS’ full-time program. According to his management, Bieber had considered joining one of the HBS executive or extension programs, similar to the ones completed by other celebrities. However, Bieber’s management explained that, after much contemplation, the full-time program made the most sense given Bieber’s age and long-term vision for his career in the music industry. “Plus,” he added, “Justin was disappointed to learn that Section X and Yacht Week participation is limited to the full-time students.”
April 13, 2016, Eric Allen
Obviously a great school, but I'm a little surprised he didn't go to Stanford to take advantage of SV or even Columbia to be in NY. Interesting about the mixed reaction on campus. Say what you want about Bieber, but not many folks who are running through the halls of HBS can say that they've built anything close to what he's done. Let the haters hate. Do you think he is qualified to get into HBS? #mba #hbs
- Kofi Kankam expert Lol. I think we had some folks fooled. It's an April Fool's joke!