The BITS School of Management (BITSoM) in Mumbai will provide London Business School-developed courses. This is just one of the many benefits of the two institutes’ collaboration. BITSoM has partnered with the London Business School (LBS) to provide students from the Indian university the opportunity to participate in an immersion program at the LBS London campus. BITSoM and LBS will also look into co-creating an executive leadership program in India that is entirely for women.
Students will have the opportunity to spend two weeks in London for an immersion program as part of the collaboration. Students will learn from the LBS professors and study cultural intelligence perspectives and values. The Entrepreneurial Project Lab will run throughout the semester, and students will work in small groups with entrepreneurs to gain insights from their experiences while also offering fresh thinking and new opportunities.
The immersion programme is expected to deepen students’ understanding of cross-cultural leadership and expose them to a new wave of entrepreneurial energy, said BITSoM at the virtual launch.
On collaborating with London Business School, Dr Ranjan Banerjee, Dean, BITSoM, said “Our aspiration is to create global leaders of tomorrow. It is not enough to understand global contexts. First-hand experience and reflection matter. Experiencing multi-cultural settings first hand, and solving problems with entrepreneurs in these settings, is the edge that the LBS experience can provide to BITSoM students. “
Speaking on the strategic collaboration, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chancellor, BITS Pilani and Chairman, Governing Council, BITSoM said “When we set out to build BITSoM, we were clear in our ambition of creating a global business school. With this partnership, we are adding a powerful new dimension-that of global exposure. The immersion program will deepen students’ understanding of cross-cultural leadership and expose them to a new wave of entrepreneurial energy. This unique proposition of an Indian MBA with a truly global and multi-cultural flavour, curated for the new age of business, will undoubtedly raise the bar on what is considered to be a premier management education in India. “
BITSoM, which was launched in January of this year, has received a tremendous amount of support from students. The inaugural cohort consists of a mix of recent graduates and experienced candidates recruited from the country’s premier universities. At BITSOM, some of the brightest worldwide teachers from the world’s top universities educate.
François Ortalo-Magné, Dean, London Business School, said “I am impressed with the mission and vision of BITSoM. We at LBS are keen to help train purpose-driven individuals from diverse backgrounds who are willing to embrace change and embark on a transformative journey with BITSoM. Together, we can have a profound impact on India and the world”.
With a stellar global faculty and a curriculum curated for the digital age, the BITSoM experience is designed to make graduates ready for the emerging workplace.