To begin from August 2013, it will run in partnership with Weatherhead School of Management, USA and School of Economics & Management of Tongji University, China
New Delhi: In a strategic move, Jamshedpur – based management school, XLRI, has announced the launch of first ever Global MBA Programme in partnership with Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western University, Cleveland, USA and School of Economics & Management of Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
This is a first-of its-kind initiative to create a truly global management programme jointly collaborated by three leading institutes of three countries.
The new full-time two-year residential global MBA programme will commence from August 2013. Each of the partner schools will now begin the process of admitting its quota of 20 students from its home country.
Each B-School will admit 20 students from its country, thus resulting in a class-size comprising 60 students in total. Each Management School would have its own criteria of selecting students for the course; XLRI would select students based on XAT’s performance, whereas Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western University will bank on GMAT and School of Economics & Management of Tongji University on its own criteria.
Graduates from a recognised university with relevant experience are eligible for this programme.
The programme will be held in four parts with three of the parts being taught in Shanghai, China; Jamshedpur, India and Cleveland, USA respectively, and will be taught by faculty of all these three B Schools.
The 60-odd students of the three nationalities undergoing this global management program would commence the 1st term at Tongji University (Shanghai), the 2nd term at XLRI (Jamshedpur, India), and the 3rd term at Case Western (Cleveland, USA).
For the 4th term, each nationality group will go back to its home school to complete local graduation requirements. In the three common terms, there will be a total of 18 courses spread over 6 themes.
In addition to in-class coursework, students will be involved in company projects during each of the first three terms. The students will work on these projects in mixed-nationality teams. The programme fees will be around Rs 25 lakh for two years.
Announcing the Global MBA Programme XLRI Director E Abraham said “We are extremely pleased to introduce this unique Global MBA Programme, developed jointly by XLRI, Weatherhead School of Management and School of Economics & Management of Tongji University. We at XLRI are always at the forefront in helping shape global business leaders who help build a sustainable future for the society at large”.
Case Western University Weatherhead School of Management Dean Dr Robert E Widing noted “We are delighted to be part of this ground-breaking partnership with Tongji University and XLRI. This MBA program is truly global vis-à-vis other traditional MBA programs as it encompasses an unprecedented depth and breadth of learning experiences spanning diverse economies viz; China, India and USA.
School of Economics & Management of Tongji University Dean Dr Jiazhen Huo looked forward to this unique partnership and said “It is very meaningful to set up the first full-time global MBA program in the world wherein for the first time three respected management schools from India, USA and China are actively collaborating. I do hope that our students will contribute their mite in enhancing economic and socio-cultural relationship among our three countries in the near future.”
On successful completion of the program, students of each nationality group will earn their home school’s degree or diploma—and also a joint certification from the 3-schools’ consortium. Any student interested in a formal degree / diploma from one of the foreign schools may do so by completing the additional academic requirements of respective schools.