International Study Tour 2020: India, 08. March – 19. March

India - an Economic Giant

Understanding India is not an easy task. This 5000-year-old civilization is the world’s largest democracy (1.34 billion inhabitants). With its geographical size (7th largest globally), India reflects tremendous economic and cultural diversity - from wealth and grand palaces to mass poverty and mud huts. Its mélange of languages, religions, and cuisines showcases the spectrum from traditional to ultramodern.

United in its diversity, India is where the past, present, and future blend together in unique configurations that can only be experienced first-hand. Despite deep-rooted traditions and a large agrarian economy, India is home to a world-class software industry, a vibrant automotive sector, and excellent academic institutions. A hot-bed of diverse entrepreneurial activity, India is among a handful of nuclear and ‘space’ superpowers. It is one of the world’s fastest growing economies and an important member of the global community of nations.

The GGS study tour leads us to the capital of New Delhi in the north of the subcontinent and to the economic centres of Bangalore, Pune and Mumbai.


The GGS is planning with a group of about 40 participants and will get to know TATA Motors, Dr. Oetker, the German Embassy, the Indo-German Chamber of Foreign Trade, Mahle, SAP, Startup Scene, etc..

In December, detailed documents will be sent out to register by 24 January.
For master students of TUM, HHN and DHBW-CAS we would reserve a certain number of places, which will be allocated on a "first come, first serve" basis.
In the leaflet to download you will find further information. In case of any questions please contact Constanze Wagenblast.

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Students can earn up to 4 ECTS credit points for their study tour. In order to obtain these ETCS credits, a presentation and an assignment (or more if required) must be completed. It is mandatory for all students joining the International Study Tour to attend the Preparatory Seminar. It´s a one day seminar with lectures and panel discussion including the evening event: “Heilbronner Gespräche zur Unternehmensführung”. The BRICS countries: India. This cooperation event with Kreissparkasse Heilbronn and IHK Heilbronn-Franken will take place on Thursday, 13 February at 6 p.m. under the pyramid in KSK Heilbronn.

The International Study Tour of the GGS - Off to New Horizons

The annual study tour is an attractive offer for our students and alumni.  Due to the perspective development of the International Study Tour, this study tour to India is open to Master students of the GGS, HHN, TUM, DHBW-CAS and the members of the GGS Alumni Association.

The GGS International Study Tour focuses on the lively, interdisciplinary exchange with locals of the respective host country.

Previous GGS study tours have gone to the BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), the USA, and most recently to Israel (2019). The choice of country follows current trends in politics and economics. Tour participants gain knowledge pertinent to management and law topics and become acquainted with the host country. Participants explore the land and its culture, and they take a look behind the scenes of local firms and institutions. They meet high-ranking representatives of business, politics, and society with whom they can discuss relevant questions and strategy using the Live Cases method. The study tour offers a platform for dialogue with firms and universities as well as interdisciplinary discussion among the students, their professors, and the people they meet in each host country.

The GGS International Study tours receive support from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

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