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The challenge of investing in India

“On our EMBA study tour, we visited the Indian school of business. I must say that I was very pleased with the quality of the classes. They were all tailored to give us a general view of India’s current situation regarding foreign investment. After four days of intensive learning, I found myself wondering if I would I invest and how I should do it?

India is a pool of untapped opportunities, however doing business in India is not easy. When selling to the emerging middle class, prices should be affordable – hence low – while still managing high margins. It makes it tough to obtain an acceptable return on investment. I found interesting how the teacher mentioned that for a product to succeed in the Indian market it would have to succeed first at the bottom of the pyramid. Then it should be adapted to higher segments therefore making innovation a key reason for success in India.”


Read Naïma M. Zodros’ (EMBA ‘16) whole experience in this article

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Now for the second stage!

The sheer intensity of the programme might lead one to think that only a few weeks have elapsed since it began but in fact it has been under way for four months. It has been packed with unlearning and Eureka moments and has brimmed with adventures in learning and strong emotions. Yet its most motivating aspect is that there is an even greater wealth of knowledge and wisdom still in store.

In addition to the lectures (which are as testing as ever), we are preparing for the first intensive international week, which will be held in June.

The first international stay will be in Asia, with some groups going to China (Beijing – Guanghua School of Management) and others to India (Hyderabad – Indian School of Business, and Bombay). The flights have already been booked and the visas arranged.

We have now reached the second stage of the programme, with new courses, teachers, groups, activities and case studies. We seem to be in perpetual motion, enriching our knowledge by leaps and bounds as the programme continues to gather pace.

Progress is not possible without change, and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything” (George Bernard Shaw)

Jordi J. Lorente Vázquez, EMBA Candidate 2015

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EMBA International Week in India

EMBA participants began their immersion week in India by visiting an orphanage for 60 children aged between 5 and 10 in Hyderabad. It was an institution to which they had contributed. The orphanage belongs to the GTSSS Mission which helps over 3600 children through its centres. The participants were received with floral crowns and songs of welcome. The EMBA students brought teaching materials, balls and other playthings for the orphans. The children sang, danced and drew pictures, sharing their games with the EMBA students. The afternoon was taken up with sports and leisure pursuits.

¨We left the orphanage charged with energy. The whole thing was an unforgettable experience¨.

The trip was part of the programme’s Third Stage: ¨Development under Complex Conditions¨. This stage includes a short stay at the renowned Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad. Here, the EMBA students underwent an intensive briefing on India´s opportunities through the course ¨Growth and Development in Emerging Markets¨. The course was given by ISB faculty and was complemented by visits to families, to companies (Schneider Electric, Tata Consulting), and through networking with Alumni.

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We begin the ESADE Executive MBA web log with the chronicles of the writer’s trip to China. In general, we will publish news, events and comments in this blog site that you are likely to find interesting.

18th March 2013. Journey to Asia by ESADE EMBA students

EMBA students recently took part in the second international stay in a series of three trips dotted throughout the programme. Participants of the Madrid and Barcelona editions travelled together to their destination (there were two choices — India or China).

The ¨Doing Business in China¨ module was held at Fudan University School of Management in Shanghai, where students had the chance of attending classes given by local faculty. The themes included: ¨The Chinese Culture of Political-Economy¨; “Doing Business in China”; “A View of China from a Foreign National Perspective¨; ¨Marketing in China. An Overview¨; ¨China Talent Management¨; ¨Chinese Firms´ Internationalisation¨. They were also able to visit European firms established in China, such as FICOSA and Roca, as well as the impressive Suzhou Industrial Park and the Baosteel Group Corporation. Dinners were also held to give the students the chance to exchange impressions with ESADE alumni who were already living in Shanghai.

The ¨Discover India¨ module was held at the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad. The students attended sessions on subjects such as ¨The Indian Economy and Industrial Sector¨, ¨Trends Innovation in Emerging Markets¨, Micro-Finance — Financial Services to the Bottom of the Pyramid¨, and Entrepreneurship as a Driver of Growth¨. Some of the companies visited were Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd. In Hyderabad and Hindustan Unilever Limited, and More Mischief Boutique in Bombay.

Likewise, the students who visited China were able to exchange views and network with ESADE alumni living in the area, with a dinner being held to mark the occasion.


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