The largest international student group at HBS hails from India, with 87 students holding Indian passports and an additional 10 students from Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. In total, 13% of the MBA population is from South Asia. Plus more than 150 students have previous professional experience in South Asia. HBS is committed to having our students gain direct work experience in India, and in 2012 more than 200 students engaged with 31 companies in India as part of the FIELD Global Immersion.
Student Clubs & Conferences
The student-led South Asian Business Association (SABA) has more than 100 members and regularly hosts speakers and other professional development programs for MBA students interested in working in the region. If you have a job opportunity, you can contact SABA and the club officers can immediately reach its members. SABA also hosts the annual India Conference which facilitates conversations spanning business and policy, and will next be held on March 10, 2013.
Recruiting MBA Students
MBA Career & Professional Development is committed to helping you customize your recruitment needs in South Asia. In addition to connecting with student clubs and posting a job opportunity in Career Hub, you may want to also target students directly by reviewing their resumes (CVs) through our Resume Books. We realize that it is often difficult to come to campus to interview students for positions and so HBS offers video conferencing facilities for students which enable you to conduct an interview without making the trip to campus.
Please contact Kurt Piemonte at kpiemonte+hbs.edu or on +1.617.495.6390 to discuss how to most effectively find the right MBA talent for your organization.
India Research Center
A key component in the expansion of the School's global impact has been through our Global Initiative and the development of overseas research centers. In fact, 52% of the approximately 350 cases developed by the School's faculty in fiscal 2011 were international in scope (the highest level to date). Of these global cases, 90 focused specifically on South Asia.
The India Research Center opened in Mumbai in March 2006, focuses on the emerging trends that are quickly transforming and shaping the region across sectors such as as agribusiness, biotechnology, corporate governance, healthcare, and information technology.
To see a list of HBS faculty members conducting research in South Asia, and case studies, articles, and books centered on the region, please visit the India Research Center site.