FIELD is a required course for first-year MBA students at Harvard Business School. During FIELD, students work in small, diverse teams to help solve customer challenges for Global Partner organizations around the world. Using the process of human-centered design, each student team completes a project to help their Global Partner develop or improve a product, service, or experience for a segment of its customers.
During October and November in Boston, students will learn about innovation and human-centered design, get acquainted with their Global Partner and its business, and begin to brainstorm ideas. In early January, students will then travel to their global immersion location for eight days to meet with their Global Partner, test their ideas with local customers, and present their conclusions and recommendations to senior management at the Global Partner organization.
Global Partners get fresh perspectives and promising ideas from top MBA students.
View project criteria and how to propose a human-centered design project.
This timeline will help you prepare for the 2016 FIELD Global Immersion.