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Harvard Business School's digital learning program (HBX) is expanding its online business course, the HBX Credential of Readiness (CORE) to the Harvard Law School freshmen, Kristin Decarr of Education News wrote. The program would be offered to students in the class of 2018, and those who are currently enrolled on a first-come, first-served basis.

The course will cost a total of $1,800, which will be partially-subsidized by the HLS to make the program available for only $250. The CORE program was created to provide students a strong foundation in business concepts and tools. HLS Dean Martha Minow said having business knowledge is vital when helping clients or engaging in new entrepreneurial ventures.

"In the past several years we have added new curricular opportunities for students to develop business skills, and I am especially delighted that Harvard Business School's innovative CORe program will now be available for Harvard Law School students," she said.

The program would be delivered through a case-based approach, which is a signature feature of the HLS. This approach focuses on social learning and active participation. Students under the program would participate in three courses, namely Economics for Managers, Business Analytics, and Financial Accounting.

Harvard Business School has recently unveiled its planned collaboration with several liberal arts colleges in the United States to provide additional benefits for CORE students, according to Education News. These liberal arts colleges include Grinnell College in Iowa, Carleton College in Minnesota, Wellesley College in Massachusetts, Hamilton College in New York, and Williams College in Massachusetts.

The partnership would give students increased access to the CORE program through additional funding and guaranteed space to students from participating schools, Education News reported.

"We believe that an understanding of business essentials increasingly is key in many contexts," Nitin Nohria, dean of Harvard Business School, said in a press release. "And we think CORe is uniquely positioned to provide that understanding to Harvard Law School students as a supplement to their legal education."

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