This course is based in Abu Dhabi and Delhi, will provide students with an interesting comparison between a small nation seeking to diversify from its dependence on oil and gas and a large diversified country coping with stark disparities in income, resources and education. This course will help students formulate answers to the following questions; (i) what are the implications of important similarities and differences between the UAE and India with regard to past and future growth prospects? (ii) what are growth and risk management strategies for business leaders and policymakers in the region? (iii) what are key drivers of cost and profitability and where are the bottlenecks?how are they being addressed? (iv) what is the experience with entry points and strategies for value-enhancing engagement by global investors in the UAE and/or the larger Indian market?