MBA Global Study Course - India

This MBA course is designed to allow students to experience the business environment abroad in India as well as expose them to the rapidly changing global economy. 

Dates of Trip: February 27 - March 8, 2015

Course: BUAD: 680 Doing Business in Asia: India

Lead Professor: Dr. Rashmi Assudani

Credit Hours: 3 Credit Hours

Elective: General Business or International Business Concentrations or BUAD 550 requirement
Travel Expenses: $4,000 - Includes airfare, lodging, ground transportation and meals with scheduled International Study events

Deposit Due: $500 deposit due with Registration to hold your class placement by Friday, October 17, 2014

Course Components

  • Pre-Trip Lecture: Two mandatory four hour lectures

  • Pre-Trip Assignment: 

  • Country Immersion: fully participate in 10 days of country business visits/ cultural exploration

  • Post-Trip Assignment: Group Project/ Research paper

  • Post-Trip Meetings: One mandatory four hour meeting for group project presentation

Tentative Company VisitsTata Group,  Coca Cola Co,  US Commercial Service,  GE,  Apollo Hospitals, McCann Ericcson,  Dabbawalas,  Shiv Nadar University

Student Testimonials:

"Xavier's MBA trip to India was an opportunity of a lifetime! From the moment we arrived in India we were given endless opportunities to be immersed in the everyday life and culture of this incredible country. The experiences were endless! From the morning markets to business visits to visiting the Taj Mahal, this was by far one of the most valuable experiences of Xavier's MBA.  To have an opportunity to be able to experience such a remarkable country was incredible! Dr. Assudani, Thank you so much for organizing and leading such an unforgettable trip!!!!!"  

                                              ~Morgan Goldsmith, Xavier MBA Alum 2013


"The India Program was not so much a course, as it was an experience. Nowhere else can you really begin to get a glimpse of life in India than in India itself, which is why I would encourage everyone to consider this trip. Many times since completing the course, I caught myself reflecting on how much it changed my outlook on life. In hearing stories from professionals in a variety of  industries and sectors (for-profit, non-profit, and social enterprise) and seeing the juxtaposition of life in the "two Indias," I cannot wait to continue exploring Indian culture as it relates to both business and personal life. As I interviewed for a full-time position after graduation, the first question asked by almost every interviewer related to the India Program. One interviewer commented that he would be traveling to Delhi for the first time on business the following week and asked for travel recommendations! For anyone considering this trip, my advice is to sign-up as soon as possible! It was truly the experience of a lifetime and has forever enhanced my life, both professionally and personally. Thank you again for facilitating this trip! I really believe this trip is a good reason I received the position with Lilly. Thank you for giving all of us opportunities that we may otherwise never received, had it not been for this trip."                                                

                                                           ~Kristen Kennedy, Xavier BSBA Alum 2013

Sample Syllabus: Click here to download

Sample Itinerary: Click here to download

Registration Information