Rishad Sadikot, 2012, India

 How Fletcher has broadened my global perspective: The Fletcher School represents a microcosm of the globalized world we live in today. A typical week could include courses on economic problems of Latin America, US foreign policy, the globalization of Central Asia and the political economy of China along with visits to the school by the Armenian Foreign Minister and the Governor of the Central Bank of Bangladesh. Everyone at the school has varied interests, extremely diverse professional backgrounds, and comes from literally all over the world. This combined with an extremely close knit and friendly community, and you have the ideal environment for someone looking to broaden their understanding of world affairs and global perspectives.

How I first learned about Fletcher: I’ve known about the school for many years because of relatives and family friends who have studied here. However, it really caught my attention last year when I started researching graduate school programs.  Regular business school curriculums did not excite me and lacked the international and interdisciplinary focus I desired. A family friend who worked for many years in a senior position within the UN recommended The Fletcher School when he heard about my interests. When I looked at the MIB program, I discovered that it was perfectly aligned with my academic interests and ideally suited to equip me with the skill set required to work in a global business setting. There has been no looking back since!

Favorite magazine:
The Economist

Favorite movie:
Shawshank Redemption

Favorite website:

Global issue that brought you to Fletcher:
Increasingly complex and dynamic external environment in which businesses operate

Most pressing world issue:
Achievement of sustainable broad based economic development

Fields of Study

  • International Political Economy
  • Strategic Management and International Consultancy

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Fletcher Political Risk Forum
  • International Business Club
  • South West Asia Club

Education before Fletcher

  • BA, Economics, Jai Hind College (Mumbai University)

Experience before Fletcher

  • HDFC Asset Management Company, Assistant Manager, Products - Mumbai, India


  • Hindi
  • English

Summer Internship

  • Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation Limited - Mumbai, India