In the Berkeley MBA Program, student projects can have lasting global impact. This was the case when work in the International Business Development (IBD) course fed into to creation of a transformational university in Africa.
The school year is over. My final projects are complete. I am content. What a wild year this has been and I am a little sad that it has progressed so quickly. It has been a pleasure serving as co-editor of the Haas MBA Blog and I hope our posts have given you a deeper look into the life of MBA students at Berkeley.
Today marks the day for more than 100 first-years participating in Haas' International Business Development (IBD) program to set off for our posts around the world. IBD is a global consulting program that sends first years all over the world to work with local organizations (read more about the program). And it's actually one of the reasons I chose to come to Haas!
I briefly mentioned that I was accepted into Haas' IBD Program in an earlier post. Now that all teams have received their project assignments after an early morning kick-off session back in January.
Each year around 70-80 students are selected to work on consulting projects with clients across the world. Traditionally most clients have been in developing countries and have included large for-profit companies, small startups, not-for-profits and international organizations. In addition, IBD teams have also worked on engagements for for-profit companies in developed economies.