01 Dec 2012
FIELD Updates Greet Class of 2014Topics:
As the second class to experience the new, yearlong required curriculum of FIELD (Field Immersion Experiences for Leadership Develop-ment), the MBA Class of 2014 also benefits from a few tweaks to the format.
With an added emphasis on the foundational, teamwork-based skills used throughout FIELD, the first module also incorporates a full day of exercises focused on the art of negotiation. The second module, centered on global intelligence, enables student teams to contact their global partner earlier on to begin work on an assigned project; also, time in the partner's country has been extended to nine days and ten nights. (This academic year, the 15 partner cities will include Istanbul, Turkey; Santiago, Chile; Accra, Ghana; Chennai, India; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; and Qingdao; China, among others.)
In the final module, the emphasis remains on integrating tools and knowledge from across the required curriculum to design, build, and launch a "microbusiness." New this year: Students will self-select teams for an ideal mix of skills. In addition, more time has been built into the schedule to allow teams to work through different versions of their business idea while tapping the experience of an alumni board of advisers.