Kim Dental Vietnam Selected as Partner for Harvard Business School’s FIELD Immersion Program

The program is designed to strengthen and develop students’ ability to manage and operate effectively in a variety of business contexts



Kim Dental, a portfolio company of Aura Private Equity, recently had the opportunity to host a team of students from Harvard Business School in Ho Chi Minh for one week as part of a required course called the FIELD Immersion. Kim Dental was one of 171 FIELD Immersion Project Partners spanning 15 cities across 15 states. Together these Partners combined to host more than 1,000 Harvard Business School students in all.

The FIELD Immersion is a course designed to strengthen and develop students’ ability to manage and operate effectively in a variety of business contexts. Kim Dental executives had been working with the team remotely in the months leading up to their arrival.

While there, the students pitched their ideas to the leadership team, conducted field research with consumers around Ho Chi Minh and presented their final recommendations to management. The purpose of this immersive experience is to provide students with the opportunity to ’learn by doing’ through the challenge of introducing a new product, service or customer experience for their Partner company. This requires students to also focus on building contextual intelligence and team effectiveness skills while delivering value in an unfamiliar context.

Harvard notes that this important learning experience would not be possible without the Project Partners.

“We are extremely grateful to Kim Denal and all the FIELD Immersion Project Partners organizations for all they do on behalf of our students,” said Carrie Elkins, Professor of Business Administration and Faculty Chair for the FIELD Immersion. “The students benefit immeasurably from this experience and we hope the partner organizations do as well.”

Kim Dental presenting at the FIELD Immersion program
Kim Dental team showing off program completion certificate
Kim Dental team standing at Harvard Business School sign
Certificate of completion of the FIELD Immersion program from Harvard Business School
Kim Dental talking to students next to a poster board

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