Harvard Business School Suspends Most In-Person M.B.A. Classes, Networking After Covid-19 Outbreak

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Harvard Business School has moved most of its M.B.A. classes online following a spate of breakthrough Covid-19 infections among its students.

The move to remote instruction for all first-year courses and some second-year courses will run until at least Oct. 3, the school said, and comes about a month after the start of classes. It is one of the first instances of a major university halting some in-person instruction this fall and signifies the challenges that schools, which have traditionally attracted students with their in-person teaching and socializing, face as they bring students back.

Students at the business school accounted for two-thirds of all Covid-19 cases among Harvard students this month, according to an email sent to M.B.A. students late last week that was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. A separate email sent Sunday said total M.B.A. student cases surged 20% in three days, prompting…

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