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A friend recently asked me to describe my typical Harvard Business School Advanced Management Programme (AMP) daily schedule. Before I do this, let me talk about the classrooms. I am in the second week of the AMP and most of my classes have been in the classrooms in McCollum Hall.

An example of one of the classrooms is shown in the picture. The design of the classrooms support Harvard Business School’s belief that the success of the AMP and Executive Education programmes in general relies on the continued interaction and exchange of ideas between participants and the faculty.

The typical daily schedule:

  • 7:00 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. – breakfast/exercise/free time
  • 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. – class
  • 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – break
  • 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. – class
  • 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. – lunch
  • 1:15 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. – class
  • 3:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. – additional sessions/exercise/free time
  • 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – dinner
  • 7:30 p.m. – living group discussions

After dinner, my living group meets for a few hours to discuss key issues and ideas from the day’s classes and to prepare for the following day’s classes.