The newest addition to the Harvard Business School is a new international business school, a move that could reshape the field and redefine the role of American business.
The institute, known as Harvard Business, will open in Boston on Feb. 27 and offer degrees in business administration, marketing and entrepreneurship, and a master’s in marketing from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
It will also offer degrees and training in business and management consulting.
It is the first business school at Harvard since the school opened in 1961.
The school’s founder, Charles Simons, who died last year, was a founder of the Harvard Entrepreneurship Initiative, which brought together business and nonprofit leaders to launch and expand the school.
Simons was one of the founders of The Harvard Business school, which started in 1961 as a collaboration between the University of Massachusetts and Harvard Business.
Simons is survived by his wife, Joanne, and daughters Jennifer and Jennifer Simons.
In a statement, Harvard Business said the new business school would help its students learn how to be successful in a rapidly changing industry, and provide a forum for students to share ideas and learn from mentors.
Harvard Business is the most recent addition to a growing list of American schools to offer international business degrees.
A program called the National Business School of India began in 2015 and has more than 50 programs in the United States, Canada, Japan and South Korea.
Other American schools are in the process of expanding their programs, including the Massachusetts Business School, the Johns Hopkins School of Business, and the Wharton School.