"Reinventing the MBA"
Action Learning and the New FIELD course at HBS
Alan D. MacCormack, MBA Class of 1949 Adjunct Professor of Business Administration
Field Immersion Experiences for Leadership Development (FIELD) is an innovative new first year Required Course that helps students put theory into practice, working in small teams on intensive projects, to solve real-world problems. Created to complement the School's traditional case-based method of pedagogy, FIELD provides a rigorous new platform for students to develop skills that focus on hands-on learning, teamwork, and self-awareness. In this session, Alan will describe the objectives of FIELD and how these are realized in a design that includes learning about effective leadership styles, engaging in a global immersion experience in one of 19 emerging markets, and taking a business idea from concept to fruition over the course of a single semester.