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Home Credit hosts students from Harvard Business School

Released at: 12:43, 04/06/2019

Home Credit hosts students from Harvard Business School

Photo: Home Credit Vietnam

Consumer lender shakes hands with leading business school in HCMC to provide hands-on experience to students.

by Khanh Chi

Home Credit Vietnam has recently had the opportunity to host a team of students from Harvard Business School in Ho Chi Minh City for one week as part of a required first-year course at Harvard Business School called FIELD Global Immersion.

The only partner in the consumer finance industry in Vietnam, Home Credit is one of 157 FIELD Global Partners spanning 13 countries and territories around the world. Together these Global Partners have combined to host more than 920 Harvard Business School students.

“We are pleased to be working with Harvard Business School to provide students with a real-world learning experience in Vietnam,” said Mr. Dmitry Mosolov, CEO of Home Credit Vietnam. “We are certain that the students were able to gather insights here that they would never be able to glean from a classroom discussion alone.”

FIELD Global Immersion is a course designed to strengthen and develop students’ global intelligence - their ability to manage and operate effectively across cultures and business contexts. This is the first year Home Credit has participated in the program. The criteria in selecting FIELD Global Partners are that firms value the educational experience and are willing to engage the students by challenging them to step outside of their comfort zone to address real world business concerns.

Home Credit Vietnam executives had been working with the team remotely in the months leading up to their arrival. While here, the students pitched their ideas to the leadership team, conducted field research with consumers around Ho Chi Minh City, and presented their final recommendations to management. The purpose of this immersive experience is to provide students with the opportunity to do real fieldwork in an unfamiliar context.

Harvard is quick to acknowledge that this important learning experience would not be possible without the Global Partners.

“We are extremely grateful to Home Credit Vietnam and all the FIELD Global Partner organizations for all they do on behalf of our students,” said Professor Juan Alcacer, the faculty head of FIELD. “The students benefit immeasurably from this experience and we hope the partner organizations do as well.”

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