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 the Global Immersion, in which students work in small teams and are required to apply the tools of design thinking – customer observation, brainstorming, and prototyping – to develop new products and services for Global Partner companies located in emerging markets. The culmination of the module comes in the January Global Immersion, when students travel to each market and work over a period of eight days to complete their projects and present their conclusions to their Global Partner.
October 2014 - December 2014: Students begin work on their project in Boston. During this time, they will:
We are seeking project ideas from interested organizations that include the following elements:
The project submission process begins in May, and projects will be reviewed on a rolling basis throughout the summer until early September.
If you are interested in being considered for this exciting program, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Harvard Business School reserves the right to modify details of the Global Immersion program throughout the year.