15 226 - Modern Business in India: India Lab

Prereq: None. Provides integrated approach to analyze the economy of India through action learning. Classroom portion covers modern history, economics, and politics in India that shape the business environment, cases of companies entering or operating in the Indian market, and project-related issues and personal and learning reflections. Onsite portion involves working with a host company in India. Students work in teams to tackle a real world business problem with an entrepreneurial Indian company and produce a final deliverable for the host company. Requires a mid-semester trip during SIP and Spring Break to India to work onsite with the host company. Projects focus on dynamic sectors such as artificial intelligence, the sharing economy, social media, health care, energy, and manufacturing; examples include creating a business plan for fundraising, developing a new market strategy, and assembling financial models. Limited to graduate students who participate in India Lab.
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