HBS students have traditionally been immersed in a case-study method that has encouraged them to think like leaders. As a part of the school’s recent curriculum innovation, Field Immersion Experiences for Leadership Development (FIELD) gives students meaningful opportunities to act like leaders, translating their ideas into practice. FIELD is a required first-year course that spans a full academic year, divided into three parts: leadership intelligence (FIELD 1), global intelligence (FIELD 2), and integrative intelligence (FIELD 3).
The primary component of FIELD 2 is a global immersion, in which students work in small teams and partner with organizations in emerging markets to develop new product or service concepts for the local customer. These projects are consumer-focused so that student teams can more easily identify and interact with potential customers of the new product or service idea.
Students begin work on the project in Boston in October 2013, then travel to their immersion location from January 6-13, 2014 to work on-site and to test their ideas with local consumers. While on-site, the students will:
We are seeking project ideas from interested organizations that include the following elements:
There is no cost or fee for organizations to participate in the FIELD global immersion. HBS will be responsible for student travel, lodging and meals during the immersion. The project results generated by the student teams are the property of the Global Partner organization.
If you are interested in being considered for this exciting curricular innovation, please email us at geo+hbs.edu.
Harvard Business School reserves the right to modify details of the Global Immersion program throughout the year.
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