Stay in India or Going Abroad?

155408_breeden017What is the benefit of studying abroad? Wouldn’t it be easier and more convenient for me to stay put here in India and study global business?  After all, can’t I just go online to hear global perspectives?

French native Bertrand Guillotin, director of the international programs office at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, shares his point of view in the following Q&A.

Q) What does international experience do for one’s resume?

Going to America still has a cachet associated with it.  Just look at the lists of global companies, largest banks or billionaires and see how many are American.  Making it in America implies higher performance, success and prestige.


Indian Business Leader Shiv Nadar Tells Fuqua Students to be Relentless in their Pursuits

Duke Fuqua Dean Bill Boulding and Shiv Nadar

Dean Bill Boulding and Shiv Nadar

Shiv Nadar means a lot of different things to different people. He is a highly successful business leader, ranked by Forbes as the 13th wealthiest man in India. He is co-founder of HCL Groups, one of India’s top five software firms.

Nadar is also a major philanthropist, pledging more than 10 percent of his wealth to charity. In 2011, he also became a leader in higher education establishing the Shiv Nadar University in India. Nadar recently offered some life lessons from his different pursuits to students at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business event