“Whether running a local cafeteria or a large corporation, the fundamentals of business are the same. HBX served to me as a great introduction to the basic principles of how to run a successful business. I strongly encourage Bates students to take it!” – Filip Michalsky ’16

As the HBX CORe website explains: “Perhaps you’re a philosophy major, looking to work in a non-profit after you graduate or an art history major with a dream of someday opening an art gallery. Or you might be undecided about your future and have an interest in learning more about business and developing some concrete skills. If you are any of these things, CORe (Credential of Readiness) may be for you. CORe is a primer on the fundamentals of business thinking bundled into three distinct courses: Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting.”

HBX CORe is an online course offered to cohorts throughout the academic year and summer. Bates credit will not be given for the program.

Cost: $1,950. Bates has signed a collaborative agreement with HBX and financial aid may be available to applicants through HBX and the Bates Center for Purposeful Work. Upon acceptance to HBX CORe and confirmation of any aid offered directly by HBX, click here to access and submit an application for Bates funding, if needed. While graduating seniors are eligible to apply to HBX CORe; Bates financial support is available specifically for first years, sophomores, and juniors. 

Bates’ award decisions will be made based on the merits of the case presented by the student for his/her participation and the student’s demonstrated financial need. The Bates Center for Purposeful Work reserves the right to consider the overall balance and diversity of participants and their career exploration goals when making award decisions.

For further information about HBX CORe, please contact Amy Wooldridge, Associate Director of Purposeful Work.