HBS Launches International Seminar Program
Following the lead of other top MBA programs, reports a recent article in The Financial Times, Harvard Business School will be expanding its international immersion programs this year by holding small, intensive seminars across the globe.
According to the FT, HBS has been “slow to initiate such projects, as data from the Financial Times 2009 rankings show.” Other top US b-schools rank higher in the international experiences offered to their first- and second-year MBA students. Stanford, the forerunner of such international immersion programs, ranks highest, followed by (in order) NYU Stern, MIT Sloan, Chicago Booth, Kellogg, Wharton, Columbia, and then lagging, Harvard Business School.
A recent press release on the HBS website elaborates on the b-school’s new “Global, Field-Based Immersions.” January term seminars give “students the opportunity to reflect in a different way on what they are learning in the classroom through in-depth study and by applying their learning in the field,” explains Professor Joseph Badaracco, HBS faculty chair.
According the January 13 press release, this year’s IXPs (Immersion Experience Programs) schedule will go as follows:
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