Focus on India: Global Industry & Competitive Analysis

Hawa Mahal India

The UMass Boston MBA Program, in collaboration with the College of Advancing and Professional Studies, is pleased to announce the following international program in India.

Experiences will include:

  • Visits to the Taj Mahal & Pink City of Jaipur
  • Various site visits to prominent businesses and face-to-face meetings with industry leaders

Program Overview

The program, also in collaboration with the Multinational Business Academy of Noida, India, will consist of two preparatory classes in Boston followed by classes in India. Time spent in India will be divided among lectures, discussion, and company visits, with some student presentations. Students will also participate in various cultural activities and visit historical sites in Delhi and its vicinity, such as the magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra and the Pink City of Jaipur.

This course examines techniques of industry and competitive analysis and ways of applying these techniques to gain a better understanding of industry trends and company strategies in sectors of significant importance to the regional economy. Students will visit leading companies, such as Dell India, and LG Industries, as well as governmental agencies and private hospitals.

Courses and Credit

Participants register for one 3-credit course:

  • MBAMGT 685 Global Industry and Competitive Analysis
  • MBAMGT 696 Independent Study

The Faculty

The course will be taught by Arindam Bandopadhyaya, who is a Professor of Finance and Chair in the Accounting and Finance Department at UMass Boston. He is also the Director of the College of Management’s Financial Services Forum (FSF).


Please be advised that international programs are subject to change, slight or major, at any time due to circumstances beyond our control; this includes any and all fees, dates, itinerary, and program activities. We will do our best to inform all applicants of any changes in as timely a manner as possible.

Schedule & Fee

Program runs:
January 4 - 15, 2016

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MBAMGT 685 $1,150 (3 credits)
MBAMGT 696 $735 (3 credits, optional).

The above fee is based on a minimum enrollment of 10 participants (a surcharge will apply for a group less than 10 participants).

An additional $1,350 will cover all meals, ground transportation, field-trips and lodging. Students pay this fee directly to the travel vendor.

A $250 deposit is due with your application submission.

To Apply

This course is open to all University of Massachusetts Boston MBA students. Undergraduate students and individuals from other colleges and universities are also welcome to apply, but must first receive permission from Professor Bandopadhyaya.

Application Deadline:
October 23, 2015

Applications received after the deadline will be considered if space is available.

Please Note: a valid passport is required for travel to India. Also, a visa is required for U.S. citizens.

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More Information

For program Information, please contact:

Erika White

For further academic information, please contact the program director:

Arindam Bandopadhyaya
Chair and Professor of Finance
Department of Accounting and Finance