The companies and organizations served by the IBD program span the globe, often operating in multiple countries or regions. They can be US or non-US companies, with headquarters anywhere in the world. We ask that each IBD project client or sponsor provide us with the following:

  • Project Owner. A committed individual or individuals who will act as the primary point of contact, and who will communicate with the IBD team on a weekly basis during the project to ensure that the project’s goals and deliverables are met.
  • Relevant Project Data. The client organization’s data and recommended interview subjects are required by the IBD team to perform the necessary project research that will solve your outstanding business issues.
  • On-site Investment. At the conclusion of the project, your IBD student team will be with you on-site and outside the US (“in-country”) for two to three weeks.
    • We ask that you provide time and resources to help facilitate student work on-site, including assistance in scheduling interviews and other field research ahead of the student team’s arrival.
    • We also ask that IBD clients cover the following project expenses:
      • Travel and lodging in the project country for a team of 4 to 5 MBA students in the project country.
      • A modest project sponsorship fee that depends on the nature of the project.

IBD Project Client Richard W. Blossom, CEO and Co-Founder of Hilltribe Organics, Thailand

2020 IBD Project Client, Heidi Chase, Program Director, Seva Foundation, Berkeley & India


Arman Zand

Shanghai, China

“Haas IBD engaged with Silicon Valley Bank to help assess growth potential in the Asian markets. The IBD team assigned to SVB exceeded our expectations both in the quality of their work and their professionalism. We look forward to working with Haas IBD in the future.”

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