Leading Indian and Japanese B–Schools Collaborate

Mar 12, 2013, 03:51 ET from Indian School of Business (ISB)

HYDERABAD, India, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

- Indian School of Business and GLOBIS Sign MoU

- Senior Industry Executives in Japan and India to get Access to World Class Education

The Indian School of Business (ISB), an internationally-renowned B-school, and GLOBIS CORPORATION (Tokyo, Japan, President: Yoshito Hori), the executive training arm of Japan's fastest growing business school based in Japan, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide world-class executive education to senior industry executives in Japan and India. The MoU was signed by Ramanathan Hariharan, Senior Director, Centre for Executive Education, ISB and Toru Takahashi, Managing Director, GLOBIS Corporate Education, earlier this month.

The collaboration brings together the Centre for Executive Education (CEE) at ISB, one of the largest executive education providers in Asia and GLOBIS, the largest and fastest-growing business school in Japan, to provide programmes specifically for senior management executives. They have been designed to help executives fast track their careers and lead businesses and people in an increasingly global world.

Making the announcement, Ramanathan Hariharan, Senior Director, Centre for Executive Education, ISB, said, "The ISB's association with GLOBIS is in line with our mission to cater to the leadership needs of emerging markets by bringing in global best management practices. Japan is one of the fastest evolving Asian economies necessitating the need for a leadership pipeline to fuel its growth. We envision ISB playing a role of a catalyst that will influence and nurture business leaders in Japan, who in turn will lead its growth in the years to come. Our focus on co-developing executive education programmes with Asian perspective will be of help to Indian business leaders as well who seek to manage strategic business challenges at a pan-Asia level."

ISB's strategic alliance with GLOBIS further fortifies its international footprint and reinforces its position as a thought-leader in the field of management education. Earlier last year, CEE at ISB expanded its presence to Pakistan, Oman and Sri Lanka.

Expressing his happiness, Toru Takahashi, Managing Director, GLOBIS Corporate Education said, "The collaboration between ISB and GLOBIS is a great step towards accelerating our commitment to developing many more visionary leaders globally. This collaboration will meet the recent strong needs we are seeing with our Japanese clients to nurture leaders with a solid understanding of the realities of global issues, especially in the emerging markets, and who can also tackle such issues practically with a strong global mindset. I am also thrilled to be creating and developing new executive programmes from an Asian perspective as a joint effort of both the schools, which, I believe, will make a very positive contribution for the growth of the global economy and local societies in the new paradigm."

What does the MoU entail?

The course offerings will include 'Open Programmes' or short-duration programmes that are driven by research, workshops, seminars and 'Custom-Designed Programmes' or specialized courses, devised to cater to specific needs of individuals, employees of various organisations in the public and private sector and Government departments in Japan. To begin with, the proposed programmes would focus on business leadership, strategy and related domains. Later, both schools may also explore the possibility of collaboration in the areas of research, case study creation, and faculty development.

About the Indian School of Business (ISB)

The ISB was established in 2001 with an aspiration to put India on the global map of management education. Over the years, the ISB has successfully pioneered several new trends in management education in India, and has firmly established itself as one among the top global B-schools. The ISB also has the distinction of becoming the first South Asian B-school to receive the AACSB accreditation. Chartering its next phase of growth, the ISB flagged off its second campus at Mohali, Punjab in April 2012. Though located at Hyderabad and Mohali, the School will function as one entity with a seamless integration across both the campuses.

A strong pool of research-oriented resident and international faculty from reputed B-schools has been a key factor that helped the ISB to emerge as one of the leading B-Schools with its cutting edge research and pedagogy. It has set up eight research centres serving as a bridge between the industry and the academia and carry forward its research agenda as well as promote education in areas critical to India's development. The ISB offers its flagship one year Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGP) besides the Post Graduate Programme in Management for Senior Executives (PGPMAX), Management programme for family businesses (MFAB) and a bouquet of Executive Education Programmes that cater to top and middle management. The school also has a  Fellow Programme in Management (FPM). The school has over 4200+ PGP Alumni and 13,000+ Executive Education Alumni spread across over 25 countries making an impact on the business and society. For more information, visit www.isb.edu


GLOBIS supports change and creativity in society by building business infrastructure that encompasses "People", "Capital" and "Knowledge" resources. In terms of "People" infrastructure, GLOBIS develops human resources and organizations through the Graduate School of Management, GLOBIS University, GLOBIS Executive School, GLOBIS Management School, and corporate training. In terms of "Capital", we provide venture funding with hands-on support through GLOBIS Capital Partners (GCP). For "Knowledge" dissemination, we provide management expertise through our publications and GLOBIS.JP, an online management information magazine.

Since its founding in 1992, GLOBIS has helped build corporate organizations and develop human resources by providing a variety of services, including corporate training for a cumulative total of more than 2,000 companies; business education through the GLOBIS Management School for a cumulative total of 70,000 students; and an open-enrollment MBA program at the Graduate School of Management at GLOBIS University, the largest school of its kind in Japan. In response to recent changes in its operating environment, GLOBIS has been increasing its support of global businesses by offering multi-language courses and English-language MBA programs according to established global human resources requirements. Believing that the expertise gained through its services will be useful to those companies seeking to develop leaders who have a fundamental understanding of the business environment in both Japan (where their head office is located) and Asia (where their operating bases are), GLOBIS aims to continuously work toward creating prosperity in both regions.

For more information, visit www.globis.co.jp

Primary Media Contact: Varshaa Ratnaparke, Varsha_Ratnaparke@isb.edu, 91-40-23187432

Secondary Media Contact: Shiladitya Mallik, shiladitya_m@isb.edu, 91-40-23187486

SOURCE Indian School of Business (ISB)