HBR Ascend

HBR Ascend from Harvard Business Review is a skill-building tool to help graduates succeed in their careers. Videos, podcasts, articles and infographics featuring advice and real-world experience from industry leaders help graduates learn to work smarter and find happiness at work.

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At a Glance

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Subject Area: Business & Economics
Ideal For: Academic LibrariesGovernment

Content Includes

  • Videos from industry leaders
  • Podcasts with real-world applications
  • Full-text articles from leading journals
  • Infographics to engage and inform
  • Bite-sized modules for sequential learning

Subjects Include

  • Jobs and careers
  • Personal growth
  • Working smarter
  • Managing and leading
  • Being happy at work


HBR Ascend is ideal for students and recent graduates who are entering the workforce or are interested in advancing their careers. Compelling real-world scenarios and input from industry leaders help define the necessary soft-skills to succeed in the business world.

A mobile-first platform, engaging graphics and easy accessibility help make HBR Ascend a valuable learning tool for young professionals. An outcome-oriented approach emphasizes objective setting and customized learning. Personalized dashboards help users track their progress, while administrative accounts help you monitor usage and access analytics.