International Operations Business Graduate in India: Kick-start your Life-changing career!


Are you a master’s student with an interest in International Business? Turn your degree into a global career at one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies! Be a part of Novo Nordisk’s growth journey and accelerate your own.


Our global Graduate Programme is designed to bring together change makers with a diversity of perspectives and equip them with the tools needed to accelerate their personal and professional development. The two-year programme allows you to explore the world while developing your career.You will be taken on three rotations around the globe where you will work in a fast-paced environment and grow in ways you never could have imagined. You will be exposed to the entire Novo Nordisk value chain while being challenged to explore your boundaries and reach your full potential.


About the International Operations Business track

Novo Nordisk International Operations encompasses markets in Europe, Africa, Asia, Oceania, and Latin America. Employees working within business in Novo Nordisk have a wide range of roles and responsibilities – but all share the same commitment to excellence and to drive continued success of the organisation.


During the programme you will work with senior managers within our commercial & marketing functions and build an international network of world-class colleagues, establishing yourself as one of tomorrow’s key people in business at Novo Nordisk.


We’ve designed the International Operations Business track, so that, following its successful completion, you will be equipped with the necessary skills and experiences to become a valued and integral part of our company in your home country. 


T he position

During the two-year programme you will undertake three challenging and exciting rotations of eight-months duration, starting in your home country India, followed by a combination of either headquarter in Denmark or International Operations Strategic Head Office in Zurich, an International Operations Regional Office or one of our many global affiliates. You will become truly close to the marketplace and will get hands-on experience with business challenges and risks that pharmaceutical companies face in the marketplace and be able to impact the business with the acquired commercial understanding.


The rotations are shaped to suit your development needs, while meeting our business requirements and to ensure you build the required competences needed to become a future business leader in Novo Nordisk.


Please note: th is specific Graduate Programme is targeted at candidates from India or those who would like to start their careers in India and hold full citizenship. We have many other Graduate Programmes, which are open to applicants from anywhere in the world.


About Novo Nordisk

Novo Nordisk is the 2nd most valuable pharmaceutical company in the world based on market cap. It was founded in 1923 and is headquartered just outside Copenhagen, Denmark.  Our purpose is to drive change to defeat serious chronic diseases, built upon our heritage in diabetes. We do so by pioneering scientific breakthroughs, expanding access to our medicines and working to prevent and ultimately cure the diseases we treat.  We employ more than 60,000 people in 80 offices around the world, and market our products in 170 countries. We’re on a relentless mission to drive change for millions of people living with chronic diseases, and we need people like you to join us on this mission and take Novo Nordisk into the future. ​ 

Read more and watch this video to get a feeling about Novo Nordisk as a workplace. 



To apply for the International Operation Business track in India, you must have:

  • A citizenship from India
  • A master’s degree from 2023 or 2024 in a relevant field, for example within business administration, international business, or marketing
  • Above average academic achievements
  • International experience, for example from studying a full semester abroad, working or volunteering
  • Relevant work experience or extracurricular activities obtained next to your studies, maximum 1-2 years
  • International mind-set and ability to adapt quickly to change
  • Team-player attitude, excellent communication skills, high drive, and an eagerness to learn
  • Globally mobile and professional fluency in English


If you meet the criteria and are interested in joining the programme, please make sure to submit your application no later than 14 December 2023 GMT+1



For Questions about the Graduate Programme, please contact one of our current graduates, or visit the FAQ section of our graduate careers website.
Before clicking the apply button please ensure you have prepared your CV, latest academic record and motivational letter in English.

In the motivational letter we expect to learn more about your motivation for wanting to join Novo Nordisk and the Graduate Programme, as well as your personal and professional competencies. Hence, make sure you include:

  • What are your expectations of the Graduate Programme and how will the programme support your career aspirations
  • Share an example with us, describing a successful accomplishment from a team collaboration (max 180 words)
  • What characteristics do you appreciate in others when working in a team and what three characteristics you think others appreciate about you, and why


You can apply from any device but as you will be asked to answer several questions on the application page, we recommend applying from a PC instead of a mobile phone.

More information about the Graduate Programme

If you want a general introduction to the Novo Nordisk Graduate Programme including all 15 tracks then click here . For specific information about the International Operations Business track click here.

We commit to an inclusive recruitment process and equality of opportunity for all our job applicants. 


At Novo Nordisk we recognize that it is no longer good enough to aspire to be the best company in the world. We need to aspire to be the best company for the world and we know that this is only possible with talented employees with diverse perspectives, backgrounds and cultures. We are therefore committed to creating an inclusive culture that celebrates the diversity of our employees, the patients we serve and communities we operate in. Together, we’re life changing.

Application deadline: 14-12-2023 Starting date: 02-09-2024