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Kerry-Ann Hamilton
Media Relations Manager

MBA Students Study in India , United Arab Emirates

WASHINGTON Thirteen Howard University MBA students recently completed two weeks of study in Dubai,United Arab Emirates, and various cities in India as part o the global education initiative led by School of Business Dean Barron Harvey.

The School of Business MBA program, a nationally recognized leader in business education, is scaling up its study abroad opportunities for students to bolster international business preparation and global competence across cultures. The team Global Management consulting course began on Dec. 8 and concluded on Dec. 22. Dean Harvey, the faculty leader for the course, is also traveling with the students.

All students have been assigned real life consulting projects for either Niju Scribe or Chamudni Silk, two India-based companies.Students will present their extensive research along with recommendations that will identify strategies and tactics that each company may utilize as solutions to previously identified business problems.In addition to presenting their course project, students will have the opportunity to learn about Indian culture, art and history.
They will visit and interact with students and professors from IFIM Business School in Bangalore, Delhi University and Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. Visits to renowned landmarks are also included: Dilli Haat (an open art gallery), The Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Qutab Minar, India Gate as well as Knowledge City and a Desert Safari in Dubai. Students will also enjoy viewing firsthand operations from an international perspective for Niju Scribe, Embassy Golf Links Business Park and NTPC Power Plant.
Students will also be hosted by Tyco and IBM, long-standing partners of the MBA program at Howard University. Both companies were participants in the initial study abroad trip earlier this year to Beijing and Shanghai, China. Mr. Shelly Stewart, Tyco senior vice president of Operational Excellence and chief procurement officer, who is also the chair of the School of Business Board of Visitors, will host Tyco Day for the second time this year. to expose students to global business strategies and operations.

The Global Management Consulting Abroad experience will facilitate many more global opportunities to come. Other initiatives and future study abroad programs will include travels to South Africa, Brazil and France.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact The School of Business at or via phone at (202) 806-1725.
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