Experiencing the richness of Indian culture coupled with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work with one of the world’s largest multinational conglomerates, is how six Fisher College of Business MBA students spent their spring break.
The students participated in Fisher’s Global Applied Projects (GAP) program, which teams up students during spring semester to collaborate with a real client-partner – in this case, Tata Play based in Pune, India – to address an organization’s global business challenge or potential opportunity.
The 3-credit GAP course prepares students for their global projects during the first seven weeks of the course, which takes place in-person on campus. During the semester students work remotely with their project hosts and a faculty advisor to define the scope of work and prepare for their spring break week in-country. Once in-country, the students work onsite at the company completing whatever is required for their project, then return to campus to complete the data analysis and prepare their final project deliverables. They present virtually to the project hosts in April at the end of the semester.
Jessica McCombs, a Fisher MBA student, said, “I feel so fortunate to have even played just a small part in the Tata company who has had such a lasting legacy and large impact on the country of India and the world!”