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Trivia Tuesday: International Business Development at Haas

It’s time for this week’s edition of Trivia Tuesday, in which we examine elements of leading MBA programs that differentiate them  from their competitors. This week we’re taking a look into the Clear Admit School Guide to Berkeley – Haas to get a better understanding of its International Business Development course.

“International Business Development (IBD) is one of the most popular electives at Haas. The course sends small teams of students to consult at client sites around the world for three weeks each summer. The program is open only to rising second-year students, who must apply during the fall semester of their first year.

“Students selected for participation in IBD are assigned to project teams in January of the first year and work with their teams in the spring semester to conduct background research and analysis. Following the end of first-year classes in mid-May, each team spend a dedicated three-week period on-site with the client, completing such projects as preparing business plans, conducting market analyses, developing marketing or entry strategies and recommending operational changes. The sponsor organizations are largely regional companies, government agencies and nonprofits, including the Wildlife Conservation Society, the Rapa Nui Heritage Foundation, Andean Health and Development, the Government of Macedonia and Gap, Inc.

“Each IBD project should be completed and delivered to the clients by the end of the three weeks on site. To provide students with an opportunity to share their findings and discuss their experiences, IBD participants convene at a dedicated conference, held during the fall semester of their second years, to present their projects to the full class in case format.”

To read more about international opportunities available to MBA students, be sure to check out the Clear Admit School Guide to Berkeley – Haas. All 27 Clear Admit School Guides are available for immediate purchase and download on the Clear Admit shop.

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