Harvard Business School will unveil its first venture into online education Friday, a three-course primer on business fundamentals aimed at undergraduate students enrolled at other institutions, the Boston Globe reports.

The new program, called HBX, also marks the school’s maiden voyage below the graduate level. At its Allston campus it currently provides master’s- and doctorate-level courses, or executive education certificates, to about 2,000 students a year.

HBX is inspired by popular online learning platforms, such as edX, which was launched two years ago by Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. But unlike edX, the Harvard Business offering will not be a...

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