In a strategic move, XLRI, one of the premier B-Schools in India, announced the launch of first ever Global MBA Programme in partnerships 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 by three leading institutes of three countries.
The new full time two-year residential global MBA programme will commence from June 2013. The programme will be held in three parts i.e. one third each in Jamshedpur, India; Shanghai, China and Cleveland, USA respectively, and will be taught by faculty of all these three B Schools.
Each B-School will admit 20 students from its country, which would mean 20 students each from India, China and the USA will be selected for this programme. Each B School would have its own method 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.
The 60-odd students of the three nationalities undergoing this global management program would always be together during the two-year period, spending programme semesters at respective institutions in India, China and USA.
Graduates from a recognised university with relevant experience are eligible for this programme.‘We are extremely pleased to introduce this unique Global Management 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 to help build a congenial and ethical working environment for the society at large.
With this aim XLRI has noticeably increased the number of programmes offered in the last few years. This program has been the outcome of our continuous efforts to build responsible global leaders of tomorrow’ said Fr. E Abraham S.J., Director of XLRI. ‘In future, our plan is to expand the horizon and include a reputed B School from Brazil as the fourth lap of this programme’ he added.