We have charted a timeline that shows the lifecycle of the Summer IBD course.

You can expect to work closely with both your team and your faculty mentor. Upon culmination of the summer semester, you will travel to your project location for two weeks in-country, working directly with your client.

Note: The in-country dates are set well in advance of your admission into the program and cannot be changed, so please plan your summer accordingly.

February-May Prospective clients engage the Berkeley Haas IBD management team to discuss project scope, goals and deliverables. Enter into an agreement.
June Teams are assigned. Clients are introduced to their IBD team and faculty mentor. The project scope will be further refined as the team begins to research and assess the core areas of impact.
June Letter of engagement signed. IBD team works remotely, holding regular conference calls with their client to ensure work is progressing according to client’s needs.
July Team is on-site for two weeks, incorporating primary research into their report. Final presentation is delivered to client upon culmination of in-country work.
September IBD Conference. IBD teams showcase their IBD project to the Berkeley Haas community, and current and prospective IBD clients. Awards are granted.