Indiana U. business school partners with institute in India to create joint master's program in business analytics
September 1, 2011
Through the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, IU will expand its presence in India through partnerships with two Indian Institute of Management locations under memorandum of understandings signed Wednesday (Aug. 31).
The signings are part of an 11-day visit to India by IU President Michael A. McRobbie and several university administrators and deans. During the trip, which includes stops in Mumbai, Bangalore, New Delhi and Hyderabad, the presidential group will meet with several Indian universities as well as alumni, businesses and leading politicians, including Indian Vice President Shri M. Hamid Ansari.
"We live, work and learn in an increasingly global world, which demands that we provide our students and faculty with myriad international opportunities in order to provide the best education possible," McRobbie said. "The partnerships we are forging and the contacts we are making in India are consistent with our international strategic plan and will open the door for future opportunities in this important part of the world."
IU already has strong student and faculty ties to India: Of the university's 7,000 international students, 800 are from India, the third-largest international population at IU. The university also has more than 240 faculty members of Indian descent.