Global Residency - India

  • India Residency TemplePast global residencies in India have allowed students to learn about key cities in India's economy and culture, such as Mumbai, Agra, Delhi and Gurgaon.


    Courses commonly taught during this residency focus on key local and multinational companies, current economic issues and culture for framing the conduct of global business. These courses could include:

    • Decision Analysis
    • Global Leadership Explorations
    • Management and Communication
    • Marketing
    • Operations Management

    A typical residency day includes three case method classes (some of which are taught by multiple faculty during a single class session — watch this Darden Team Teaching video to learn more) and learning team meetings in the evening. Throughout the residency, you will also participate in global leadership exploration engagements (examples outlined below) that are closely linked to your coursework.

    Residency Highlights

    The following activities are a sample of past residency engagements and are subject to change each year.

    Examples of Speakers

    • India Residency Temple 2Executive president of the Times of India Group on the unusual case of increasing paper-based readership of newspapers in India and the responsibility of the media to encourage, support and direct the younger generations to continue to propel India ahead.
    • A panel of banking leaders on changing saving, investment, and banking practices in India.
    • President of Coca-Cola India/South Asia on brand and social responsibility.
    • The strategic analytics head of Dunia Finance, based in the UAE, came to participate in the Dunia finance case discussion and to share insight.
    • C-suite leadership of the Taj Hotels group on developing leaders in the management of service organizations.

    Company Visits

    • Students visited Maruti/Suzuki auto manufacturing in Gurgaon to study their shared model of leadership and discuss supply chain management with the plant manager and other senior leaders.
    • Students took a site tour of the GenPact back office processing operations centers and met with leadership to discuss their offshoring business model and how the current world economy is affecting offsite operations centers.
    • To gain insight into new product development and R&D practices, students visited Portescap, a miniature motor producer and division of Danaher.
    • Students visited Apollo Hospitals to better understand healthcare operations in India and to investigate their new telemedicine program covering all of rural India and one outpost in each African country.

    Other Engagements

    • Students spent part of a day at the Old Delhi Markets in Chandni Chowk.
    • To develop an understanding of the ancient dynasties that opened trade routes to India, students visited the Taj Mahal and Agra Fort.