HBX CORe Immersion @ Boise State | Course Logistics

Learn More About:

  • Key Dates
  • How the Immersion Program Works
  • Workload
  • Grading
  • Financial Aid Considerations for Boise State Students
  • Withdrawing from Course

Key Program Dates

  • May 9 | Last day to register
  • May 15 | Program Orientation
  • May 16 | HBX CORe Online Course Start Date
  • July 27 | HBX CORe Online Course Ends
  • August 2 | Exam Period Begins
  • August 16 | Exam Period Ends (must take exam in this 8/2-8/16 window)

How the Immersion Program Works

Part 1 | Online HBX CORe Course

The bulk of your time will be spent online in HBX CORe. You will learn Business Analytics, Financial Accounting, and Economics for Managers via HBX’s innovative online platform. Course content is developed by Harvard Business School Faculty and leverages the School’s renowned case-method of study. You will interact with a global community of motivated learners through HBX CORe’s peer-to-peer learning model. The online platform fosters your engagements with course content and the larger global learning community.

To view the HBX CORe Curriculum, please click here.

Part 2 | Weekly In-Person Classes; Mondays, 4:30-5:30pm

Weekly class meetings with Dr. Kevin Learned, Executive Director of the Venture College, will supplement the online experience. The insights you will gain from working through additional offline cases will be an invaluable component of the course. Additionally, you will interact with a local community of driven learners and working professionals, building a network within the Boise community. These weekly classes, led by Dr. Kevin Learned, will facilitate your mastery of the course content, and support your ability to apply the course content in your career.

For Summer 2017, you have the option of video conferencing to the in-person sessions. For this option, register for Section 4001.

For learners taking this course for-credit, weekly in-person classes are mandatory.

For learners taking this course not for-credit, weekly in-person classes are optional but highly recommended.

Part 3 | Final Exam

In order to pass the course and receive The Credential of Readiness from HBX and Harvard Business School, you will need to complete a final exam during the examination period between 8/2 and 8/16. The test must be completed at a registered Pearson VUE testing facility in Boise or one of their other global locations


Workload

  • 12-15 hours per week minimum on online course content | 12 Week Program + Final Exam
  • 1 hour per week in-person or via video conference class
  • HBX CORe is a gated online learning program. There are weekly deadlines for each online module. Upon completion each module’s quiz, access to the next module will open. While you will be allowed to return to previous sections of the course, if you fail to complete a weekly quiz before the deadline, you will receive a “0” on that quiz. Failure to complete all module quizzes will affect your passage of the course.
  • Weekly in-person classes will meet 4:30pm-5:30pm on Mondays at the Venture College in downtown Boise.

Grading

For-credit | As a student taking the HBX CORe Immersion at Boise State, you will receive a Pass/Fail grade for all 9 credits (see financial aid considerations below). You will also receive The Credential of Readiness issued by HBX and Harvard Business School.

Non-credit | As a non-credit learner taking the HBX CORe Immersion at Boise State you will receive The Credential of Readiness issued by HBX and Harvard Business School.

The Credential of Readiness | The Credential of Readiness issued by HBX and Harvard Business School has the following scale to its Pass/Fail System. For Boise State Students, this scale does not influence or affect your grade from Boise State (which is simply pass/fail with no sub-categories).

Pass with High Honors | Students demonstrate a superior level of mastery of course content and make exemplary contributions to the program through their engagement and participation in the online learning community. Excellence in both required and “enhanced” (additional) participation is also required to earn High Honors. Approximately the top 5-10% of participants will be awarded High Honors.

Pass with Honors | Students demonstrate a strong level of mastery of course content, complete all required participation elements with consistently high quality contributions, and have a strong level of “enhanced” (additional) participation. The next highest 10-15% of participants will be awarded Honors.

Pass | To pass CORe, you must demonstrate mastery of course content, satisfactory completion of all quizzes, exams, and required participation elements, and contribute to “enhanced” (additional) participation.


Financial Aid Considerations for Boise State Students

If you are a student on financial aid, a nine credit course can have significant impacts on your eligibility for financial aid.

Example 1 | Student A is taking 12 credits, 9 of which are coming from the HBX CORe Immersion at Boise State. If, for some reason, Student A needs to drop the course, Student A’s credit load decreases to 3 credits, which decreases his/her status to “Less then Half-time.” If, for some reason, Student A cannot return to a 12-credit course load before the 10th day of the semester (September 2nd—the Financial Aid Census date for Pell grants), Student A’s eligibility for federal financial aid is affected. Any previously received loans will go into the grace period and/or immediate repayment if the grace period has been used.

Example 2 | Student B is enrolled in the HBX CORe Immersion as 9 out of 12 credits for the Fall Semester. Student B has already enrolled in 60 credits in his/her academic career and is maintaining a 2.28 GPA. If Student B fails the HBX CORe Immersion at Boise State, his/her GPA will be lowered to 1.98 and may impact his/her eligibility for financial aid.

Students, please refer to the Financial Aid Handbook if you have questions.

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