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Darden MBA, EMBA and GEMBA students study in Bangalore, Mumbai and New Delhi

By Kate Beach-

For the first time, students from all three of Darden’s degree formats – the MBA, MBA for Executives and Global MBA for Executives (GEMBA) have spent the past week in Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi as part of the India Global Business Experience (GBE) course and GEMBA global residency.

The GEMBA students are enjoying a rigorous schedule of courses in marketing, strategy and operations in Mumbai and Delhi led by Darden professors Raj Venkatesan, Scott Snell, Marc Modica, and Tim Laseter. Courses are punctuated by company visits and top-level guest speakers.   

The GBE, led by Darden professor Casey Lichtendahl, is developing a deeper understanding of the Indian business context through a focus on data science and technology in Bangalore and Delhi, visiting leading firms, meeting with scholars and fellow MBA students at IIM-Bangalore and hearing from leading executives.  

All of the students have had opportunities to explore and develop a deeper understanding of India’s culture and history and how this shapes the business environment.

Here is a glimpse into the GBE and GEMBA activities in India thus far:

Darden's GEMBA and GBE students visit the Red Fort together in New Delhi.
Darden’s GEMBA and GBE students visit the Red Fort together in New Delhi.
GEMBA students and faculty stand outside of Lijjat Papad where they learned about XXXX.
GEMBA students and faculty stand outside of Lijjat Papad where they learned about this all women run cooperative. The organization’s main objective is empowerment of women by providing employment opportunities.
Students explore XXXX
GEMBA students Vishal Rau, Joe Reagan, Prashant Lamba and David Maruna explore production of chapati in Lijjat Papad.
Darden faculty stand with XXXX after they presented to the GEMBA students.
Darden faculty stand with Smita Mukherjee (MBA ’04), Anirban Mukherjee, Jairam Sridharan and Paresh Rajde after they presented to the GEMBA students about banking inclusion in India.
GEMBA students in front of the Gateway to India in Mumbai
GEMBA students in front of the Gateway to India in Mumbai
VN Dalmia (MBA ' ) hosted a reception at his home for the visiting GEMBA and GBE students, as well as members of UVA's community in India. This photo shows Akash Premsen (MBA '08), Ro King (MBA '91) and VN Dalmia (MBA '84) at the reception.
VN Dalmia (MBA ’84) hosted a reception at Dalmia House for the visiting GEMBA and GBE students and faculty, Darden alumni, as well as members of UVA’s community in India. This photo shows Akash Premsen (MBA ’08), Ro King (MBA ’91) and VN Dalmia (MBA ’84) at the reception.
GBE students visit Flipkart.
GBE students visit Flipkart.
Darden's GBE students meet with scholars and fellow MBA students at IIM-Bangalore.
Darden’s GBE students meet with scholars and fellow MBA students at IIM-Bangalore.