Harvard Business School in India
The rapid emergence of India as a global economic power has increased the demand for business education that focuses on the unique challenges and opportunities in the Indian marketplace. At Harvard Business School (HBS), we offer specialized programs and initiatives that enable us to deliver unparalleled thought leadership, executive education, and best practices to managers of both local and global companies looking to compete in this region. Each Executive Education offering features accomplished faculty and premier facilities that accelerate learning, encourage engagement, and generate dynamic exchange among people from India and around the world.
A History of Broad Engagement
HBS has been researching and developing cases on companies operating in India for more than a decade. In 2006, we established the India Research Center (HBS IRC) in Mumbai to develop intellectual capital on the critical challenges facing the country's business organizations and leaders in key industries. Two years later, Harvard Business Publishing established a wholly owned subsidiary in India, and HBS began offering Executive Education courses in Hyderabad and Mumbai.
Drawing on their experience and expertise, HBS faculty members have written more than 90 new cases specifically related to companies in India and South Asia—cases that are taught in our educational programs, distributed worldwide, and used extensively by Indian business schools. And in recent years, approximately 100 Indian faculty have participated in our Global Colloquium for Participant Centered Learning, where they learn from HBS faculty how to teach effectively using the case method.
A Mission of Global Proportions
Our longstanding commitment to India is an essential element of Harvard's broader mission: to build a truly global university. Beyond targeted course offerings and local facilities, our involvement in the region includes the Harvard South Asia Initiative, which engages faculty and students across the University with the aim of advancing and deepening teaching and research on relevant global issues. In pursuit of the University's broad-based mission, HBS will continue to build an infrastructure that provides leading-edge programs and resources to established and emerging managers across industries and borders—and explores India's major long-term role in the global economy.
An Ongoing Commitment to Teaching and Learning
As India's business environment continues to evolve, HBS continues to expand its ability to explore groundbreaking best practices, share its time-honored teaching methods with new audiences, and bring its global research to bear on the challenges facing executives doing business in the region. These efforts are fostering a worldwide exchange of knowledge that will drive economic growth for years to come—in India and around the world.
A New Facility in India
We are now able to deliver the full HBS experience in India in our new state-of-the-art classroom at the Taj Lands End in Mumbai. The Taj Lands End is an ideal location for the classroom with its proximity to the airport and the downtown area. Incorporated by the Tata Group, the Taj Lands End is currently headed by Mr. Ratan Tata, a graduate of Harvard Business School's Advanced Management Program. This amphitheater-style space—virtually indistinguishable from the classrooms in Boston—features advanced multimedia capabilities that enable faculty and participants to fully replicate the HBS case method environment. With a seating capacity of more than 80 participants, the facility hosts courses for leaders in business, government, and academia on a wide range of subjects that include corporate social responsibility, building a global enterprise, case writing, and course development. It also is used throughout the year for the Harvard South Asia Initiative's programs and symposia.
For more information, please contact:
Harvard Business School IRC