Creating and Developing New Opportunities

Further developing your ability to identify new business opportunities, form and implement new strategies, overcome the challenges of starting operations in different countries and manage people and projects across diverse cultures, will be the key focus of this module.

As part of a team project, requiring independent research and onsite fieldwork, you will work in Bangalore, the fourth largest business hub in India. Here, you will develop a business entry strategy for the fast growing Indian market. In the first week, you'll stay at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, attending seminars on Indian culture, the introduction of foreign capabilities into India, local business strategy and financial modelling.

The second week is held at Infosys Technologies, one of the largest IT service companies on the subcontinent. Module components include: seminars on alliances and partnerships, planning in extreme uncertainty, IP management in developing economies and presenting funding proposals to an expert panel. You will also complete a team project and present a business plan to your host firm.