|Faculty||Professor Progyan Basu
|Destination||New Delhi and Bengaluru|
|Eligibility||Open to 2nd and 3rd year full-time and part-time MBA students. No application required to register for AY 2016-17.|
Fall 2016: 1 credit of tuition + $2500 Program Fee.
Spring 2017: 3 credits of tuition + Education Abroad Fee ($250) + Mandatory International Health Insurance Fee ($39, estimated)
*Not included: international airfare, flight between Delhi and Bangalore, visa processing if applicable, most meals, personal expenses.
|Registration instructions||March 2016: Register for MBA Global Business Courses when registering for Fall 2016 courses.|
|Add/drop deadlines||Final course drop date is Friday, September 9, 2016.|
|Credit structure||1 credit earned during Fall semester + 3 credits earned during Spring semester. Total credits earned = 4 credits.|
|Dates on campus||
Sunday, September 25, 2016
|Dates abroad||January 3 (arrive Delhi) - January 12 (depart Bangalore), 2017|
|Questions?||Contact the Office of Global Initiatives, email@example.com|
India’s natural resources, manufacturing sector, and young, energized and educated work force has created potential for additional investments in strategic markets. This study abroad program will examine the evolution of the Indian business environment in the years since economic reforms that started in 1991. The post-reform era has been marked by consistent progress, but significant challenges remain. Although reforms were characterized by liberalization of the economy and a transition to market capitalism, the government sector still looms large in India. The two year-old Modi government came to power with the promise to jump-start the economy, in part by further liberalizing the economy. Against this backdrop, students will study the experience of a number of sectors of the Indian economy.
Relevant readings will be combined with company visits, and discussions with experts and thought leaders. In addition to understanding the role of the government in industry, students will also gain an understanding of social, political, and cultural determinants of the business environment. They will learn about key trends and forces that will have a significant impact on the fortunes of India industry. The Indian experiment provides fascinating insight into the fundamental question of what conditions facilitate economic growth and are conducive to the existence of a vibrant business sector.
Applied learning component
The applied learning component will have students focus on specific issues faced by global companies doing business in India. For this, they will need to contextualize their solution based on the understanding of forces driving the Indian economy.
This will involve exploration of market opportunities, formulation of market-entry strategies, sector-specific research etc. Teams will begin their research before the in-country component, will get the opportunity to do relevant fact-finding when in India, and will be required to make presentations upon return.
Skills and Knowledge
Students will gain first-hand knowledge and experience of cultural, administrative, geographic and economic factors that are shaping India’s economic development.