India Spices

Graduate Global Enrichment in India

IBUS 5150: Managing in a Global Environment in India

Location: Delhi and Bangalore, India

Dates: January 4-17, 2015; Five pre-departure sessions during Friday fall B-term: October 24 (4-7pm), November 7 (5-8pm), November 21 (5-8pm), December 5 (5-8pm), December 12 (5-8pm).

Term: 2014 Fall 2–8 weeks

Objective: This program provides a behind-the-scenes view of one of the key elements of globalization: the sourcing and delivery of knowledge-intensive tasks. Through meetings with business executives and governmental agencies in Delhi and Bangalore, students explore the the topic of the diffusion of knowledge and the integration of labor markets around the world. By exposing students to the strategic and managerial challenges of managing across boundaries and distance, the course is intended to develop the skills needed to be an effective participant in an increasingly global economy.

Program Benefits: The benefits to students participating in this program may include:

  • Access to top executives of multi-national companies in India.
  • Interact with leaders from the Indian government and non-profit sectors.
  • Set yourself apart by increasing your knowledge of the Indian business environment.
  • Develop life-long friendships with fellow students at Carlson.

Audience and Eligibility

  • This program is open to 25 Carlson School graduate students in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 3.0 at the time of application.
  • The application process is competetive, and space is limited. Meeting the minimum requirements does not gurantee acceptance.

Academics and Credit

  • 4 graduate elective credits.
  • Grading is A-F basis.


Delhi is the capitol of India. As the national seat of political power and a center of commerce and culture, Delhi has grown rapidly in recent decades to become a cosmopolitan city of nearly 22.2 million residents. With a relatively high personal income level, Delhi has India's largest retail industry. As a result, land prices are booming and Delhi is ranked the 7th most expensive office city in the world. In 2001, the manufacturing sector employed 1,440,000 workers while the number of industrial units was 129,000.

A demographically diverse city, Bangalore is the fastest growing major metropolis in India. The city is home to many of the most well-recognized colleges and research institutions in India and has become known as the Silicon Valley of India because of its position as the nation's leading IT exporter. Public sector heavy industries, software companies, aerospace, telecommunications and defense organization are also located in Bangalore.


Class sessions prepare students for the international academic program by familiarizing them with the background and terminology of the course. There will be readings, assignments, and research during Fall Semester in preparation for the overseas program. In addition, the final assignment will be due during Spring Semester after the program has ended. The coursework is not confined to the two-week overseas program. The academic load is strenuous and we encourage students to plan accordingly.

While abroad:
Students spend the first week in Delhi. The first day will include an orientation, city tour, and welcome dinner. The remaining time in Delhi will be spent meeting with Indian governmental leaders and business executives from industries such as network management, R&D consulting, and call center services.

Students go to Bangalore for the second week of the program. In Bangalore, an introductory city tour is arranged. The program continues to visit with business executives from companies like Infosys, Wipro, Target Services India, and Nokia.

The weekend in between is free for students to sightsee and explore.

This program has a demanding schedule and academic standards are high. Please contact the Carlson Global Institute office if you would like to see a sample schedule.

A writing assignment is due shortly after students return from this program.

Housing and Food

Students will share a room with one or two classmates of their same gender. Because networking and community-building are key parts of the program, students will not have the option of a single room. Guests are not permitted during the program. Students are housed at a centrally located hotels in each city. Breakfast daily, a welcome dinner, and a closing dinner are provided.

Cost Estimate

Fees are based on estimates and may change to international economic factors. This information applies to 2013-2014 programs.

2014--2015 Estimated Tuition for Four Academic Credits (not including collegiate, graduate student assembly, or transportation fees)* $5,395
Program Fee (includes program activities, course materials, hotel accommodations and breakfasts during the program, two group meals, and international health insurance) $2,400
International Round Trip Airfare between Minneapolis and India $2,000
Passport, Visa, and Immunization expenses $250
Daily Living Expenses (includes incidentals, local transportation, and other expenses not covered by the program fee) $300
Meals not covered in the program fee (most lunches and dinners) $500

*Calculated based on the estimated 2013-2014 PTMBA tuition rate. Students enrolled in another degree program will be charged the tuition rate for four credits associated with their degree program. Please see One Stop for more information about tuition and fees or contact us with questions.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. University of Minnesota students are eligible for education abroad scholarships. See Costs & Billing for additional information on financial aid and scholarships.

Application & Admission

To apply, please visit the Apply page. Students will be charged a $50 application fee.

The application cycle starts on March 15, 2014 and the priority deadline is June 15. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until September 1, or until full.

Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status via email within 4 weeks of the priority deadline.


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Faculty Leader

Mani Subramani
Associate Professor
Department of Information and Decision Sciences
Faculty Profile

Contact Information

Carlson Global Institute
CSOM 2-210
Phone: 612-625-9361
Fax: 612-624-8248

Kevin Clancy
Associate Program Director
Phone: 612-624-2275
Fax: 612-624-8248

Past Participants

Send an email to an India Seminar past participant.

Please be respectful of past participants' time, and be reasonable in your expectations of response time. Please do not contact more than two students at a time. If you do not hear back within a week, then you can reach out to another student on the list.

Andrew Schmidt
Kelly Jorgensen
Anne Sause
Nancy Czerniak
Dustin Leszcynski
Brian Malecha
Allison Matthies


Access Abroad

We encourage students who may have constraints to consult with our Education Abroad advisors and read information available at Access Abroad.

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