The Harris School of Business is a system of colleges throughout the Northeast that dedicates itself to providing students with training for careers in the business and professional world. As a training extension to her employment service, the school was founded in 1965 in Camden, New Jersey by Ethel S. Harris. Today, Harris School of Business operates at eight campus locations: Cherry Hill, Hamilton/Trenton, Voorhees, and Linwood, New Jersey; Dover and Wilmington, Delaware; Danbury, Connecticut; and Upper Darby, Pennsylvania. Academic programs are offered in the business, legal, and allied health fields, with an emphasis on administrative office support careers.
Accreditation for the Harris School of Business varies by campus and program.
The faculty at Harris School of Business develops curriculum that provides students with a hands-on learning experience. Students will learn applicable core job skills on the tools and technologies used in real-world working environments. Instructors provide individual assistance to enhance their career readiness. The school has an "open-door" policy, allowing students to seek personal and academic advisement from the School Director or the Director of Education at any time during their studies.
The eight Harris locations are commuter campuses and many of the school's students attend part-time. Flexible day and evening classes are available, allowing students to maintain their commitments outside of their studies. Externship and practicum opportunities are available. The school's Career Services Department assists graduates in securing employment by providing referrals and training on career search techniques. Students are instructed on topics such as goal setting, resume and cover letter writing, informational interviewing techniques and follow-up. Assistance with scholarships and other forms of financial aid is available to those who qualify. Graduates may audit classes, use the lab facilities, or receive career counseling at any time.