For the first time, students from Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business will attend the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB)
Summer Fellowship Program to learn about entrepreneurship in India.
Nicholas Hammer and Anand Srinivas Janakiraman, both beginning their second year in the Broad Full-Time MBA program this fall, will represent the school at the program “Creative Disruptions: The Story of Indian Entrepreneurship.” IIMB has waived the cost of the conference for the students, and MSU’s International Business Center is providing the students with a travel grant. This is consistent with the MBA program’s drive to position itself as a place that builds creative and innovative competencies.
Attendees will sit in on lectures, have interactions with entrepreneurs and visit companies, helping to gain insight on the Indian market.
For Janakiraman, the opportunity to interact with entrepreneurs in a global setting is intriguing. “I’m looking forward to getting to know how people evaluate ideas and turn them into a business, and interacting with those who have done so,” he said. “I want to learn how they do this and why.”
Hammer is excited, not only to see India, but also to gain another perspective on business, learning how other parts of the world are doing things. He also has an interest in the entrepreneurial mindset and working with small businesses and startups.
“It’s great to partner with the school and learn more about global business,” Hammer said.
Comparing this experience to his time abroad in Milan learning about investment banking will be an added asset for Hammer, who wants to understand business worldwide.
The students’ attendance at the program builds upon relationships started earlier this summer between Sanjay Gupta, The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean, and leadership at IIMB.