“It is already becoming clear that a chapter which had a Western beginning will have to have an Indian ending if it is not to end in the self-destruction of the human race. At this supremely dangerous moment in history, the only way of salvation for humankind is the Indian Way.”
- Dr. Arnold Toynbee, British Historian (1889-1975)
"There are some parts of the world that, once visited, get into your heart and won't go. For me, India is such a place... I had been seeing the world in black & white and, when brought face-to-face with India, experienced everything re-rendered in brilliant technicolor."
- Keith Bellows, Former Editor-in-Chief, National Geographic Society
India’s extraordinary rate of growth and its more than one billion consumers make it a dominant force in the global economy that demands the attention of businesses across the globe. India is, in fact, the second most preferred country for foreign direct investment after China. Indeed, India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry is predicting that “Indian-made products can fill much of the gap in the Chinese markets” as the trade war between China and the US escalates. Yet, India is fascinatingly unique in that it must balance its ambitions of global power and growth against the enormous development challenges the country faces with nearly 70% of its population living in villages.
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Indians are the Italians of Asia and vice versa. Every man in both countries is a singer when he is happy, and every woman is a dancer when she walks to the shop on the corner. For them, food is the music inside the body and music is the food inside the heart. ‘Amore’ or ‘Pyar’ makes every man a poet, a princess of peasant girl if only for second eyes of man and woman meets.Gregory David Roberts Author of "Shantaram"
To other countries, I may go as a tourist, but to India, I come as a pilgrim.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nearly 60 Albers students have visited India as part of the Study Tour program (2009 and 2011). There is deep experience and we work with professional local logistics experts to make this a five-star tour. We stay at luxury hotels to ensure hygiene and safety. All domestic transportation is in air-conditioned buses. We use domestic flights rather than rail or road transportation to ensure the best use of time.
The two faculty accompanying you are experts in their field, have traveled in India, and one of whom was born and raised in India.
You will have the unique opportunity to interact with fellow business students in India. We have already organized joint classes with undergraduate and MBA students at St. Joseph’s Colleges in Bengaluru and Jindal Global University outside Delhi, two of India’s top schools! Because all the students speak fluent English, you get to have direct conversations and one-on-one discussion about India. Very often, these students become your personal guides on the free days and take you around to all the best spots in town for food and shopping! And they become part of your global network.
Visit and speak with executives at influential companies across India. In the past, we have visited Boeing, Microsoft, Monsanto, Infosys, Aon Hewitt, Accenture, GE Healthcare, and a number of local organizations. In 2011, we even had a private 2 hour lunch in a small restaurant with child-rights activist, Kailash Satyarthi, who three years later was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.
Visit and speak with workers at local NGOs and understand the impact of modern technology on development and social justice projects.
Immerse yourself in a culture very different from your own. Visit a spice plantation, see ancient monuments, forts and temples, ride an elephant, experience amazing cuisine, see a Bollywood filming, and marvel at the wonder that is the Taj Mahal.
Pre-departure classes that not only prepare you for the visit, but provide meals, teach a bit of the local language, Hindi, and instruct you on the essentials of playing cricket!
Because the future is not in the West, but in the East.
As part of India 2023, we offer two credit-bearing classes.
(counts toward UCOR 3600 and GBUS 3200)
Dr. Madhu T. Rao, Department of Management
This class will examine the extraordinary rise of India, against all odds, as an economic superpower. No business major should graduate without a deep understanding of how to work with and within India.
This course has the following specific course objectives:
Prof. Tanner Humiston, Department of Management
Using India as the stage to explore, this course will develop our cross-cultural negotiation skills with a focus on understanding the impacts that history and tradition have on the partnerships that drive economic, technological, and social development. Overall, the course is designed to help you become more effective in the role of negotiator, advisor, team member, and leader in a globalizing world and international settings.
The course will provide the opportunity for you to:
Talk to your advisers about financial aid and scholarships.