JAMSHEDPUR: The global MBA programme of XLRI School of Business and Human Resources will take off this year in August.
All procedures needed for the course to start have been completed. The two-year residential programme in partnership with Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western University, Cleveland, US and School of Economics and Management of Tongji University, Shanghai, China, is a first ever global MBA programme offered by XLRI.
As per the agreement reached between the three business schools, each B-School will admit 20 students from its country, resulting in a class size of 60 students in total. Each management school will have its own criteria for selecting students for the course.
“We are extremely pleased to introduce this unique global MBA programme, developed jointly by XLRI, Weatherhead School of Management and School of Economics and Management of Tongji University,” said XLRI director Fr E Abraham.
The programme will be held in four parts with three parts consisting of lessons taught in Shanghai, Jamshedpur, and Cleveland, and by the faculty of all the three B schools.
“We are delighted to be part of this groundbreaking partnership with Tongji University and XLRI,” said dean of Weatherhead School of Management Dr Robert E Widing.
The 60-odd students, from the three nations who are part of this global management programme, will start their first term at Tongji University followed by XLRI and Weatherland.
“For the fourth term, each group will go back to its home school to complete local graduation requirements,” said the XLRI director. In the three common terms there will be a total of 18 courses spread over six themes.
XLRI is adding three star facilities to its campus with an investment of over Rs 60 crore for the global MBA programme students. The upcoming building will cater to the accommodation requirements of both domestic and foreign students pursuing the programme at XLRI.
“I do hope our students will contribute in enhancing the economic and socio-cultural relationship among the three countries in the near future,” said dean of Tongji Management School Dr Jiazhen Huo.