August 20 – 31, 2018


Many of our enrolling students pursue their academic training at Harris to strengthen their skills in data analytics and other evidence-based tools, and some may not have the background in these areas prior to enrollment. The core curriculum at Harris exposes students to economic theory, game theory, statistics, calculus, and algebra.

The Jumpstart Program serves as a refresher course covering the early foundations of micro-economic principles. It is a two-week customized program designed specifically for enrolling students that have a limited quantitative background prior to joining Harris.

The program is intended to prepare students ahead of time for the larger Harris Math Camp that begins in September. All enrolling students, regardless of prior quantitative strengths, are encouraged to participate in Math Camp.

The Jumpstart Program provides a refresher on micro-economics principles. Topics also include statistics, basic algebra and calculus. Students will work one-on-one with lecturers, tutors, and second year Harris student teaching assistants during the program.


Acceptance into the program is based on invitation, and there is no cost to participate in Jumpstart. Invitations to participate will go out in mid-May.  If you believe you could benefit from the program, please discuss this with the Admissions team.


The Jumpstart Program will be held August 20 - August 31, 2018.

The scheduled includes academic course work, TA support, professional development opportunities, and social programming. Course work will occur daily from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. followed by a short break and a review session from 11:30 am – 12:30 p.m. Additional orientation programming will also be offered during the program to ensure that participants have a smooth transition into Harris.

The full schedule will be released during summer 2018.