Bangalore: Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore (IIM-B) will collaborate with China and United States (US) in order to churn out global business leaders.
As per sources, starting this June, executives and entrepreneurs enrolling in a global senior management programme at the IIM-B can go to the Robert H Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and the School of Management, Zhejiang University (Zhejiang, China) for a week each and study the innovation and leadership models in those countries. Likewise, those from the other two universities would visit Bangalore to learn the nuances of the Indian market.
Moreover, availing the programme namely Innovation and Leadership Beyond Borders the participating executives would be in for international business education and professional development experiences at each of the three institutions. Also, they can network and perform group activities. Executives will get certificates from all each institution for completing the module offered by it and upon the successful completion of the programme, a joint certificate from all three institutions. As part of this tie-up, the IIM-B will focus on services, Smith School on innovation and creativity and Zhejiang on manufacturing.
According to a statement issues by IIM-B Official, its not just about business aspect of it, but the programme will also expose our management executives to learn the social and government practices in other innovation hubs such as Hangzhou which has the largest concentration of entrepreneurs in China and Washington.
The first phase of the programme will be on managerial and creative innovation in Maryland, followed by the second week of training in manufacturing and innovation in Zhejiang in September. Finally, participants from Smith School and Zhejiang would attend a service innovation module in Bangalore next January.
The module is designed as a mix of lectures, site visits, industry panel discussions, group projects and experiential learning. The action learning projects will be handson experiences that will take advantage of the diversity of the participants to address crucial, global management issues. The core idea of these three institutes is to pair students from different geographies to develop practical learning and habits in cross-country leadership and ideation.