ASB ties up with a central European university, Polish institution to groom global business managers
Looking to groom young managers for tomorrow by giving a global exposure, the Asian School of Business (ASB) has joined hands with a central European university and a Government-run management institution in Poland.
“We have an ongoing relationship with USA-based Kansas University School of Business (KUSB) which has initiated an India Study Abroad Programme. The collaborative strategy, which will enhance students’ exposure to global business environment, is now being extended to a management institution in Poland and the University in Central Europe. We have also initiated discussions with institutions in South Korea,” said ASB Director Prof S Rajeev.
Under the collaboration, the students of ASB will get chance to study abroad, interact with foreign students, learn under international faculty, develop overseas business networks and become global managers. It will also open avenues for joint research, consulting assignments and doctoral programmes for ASB students.
“This is an opportunity to become entrepreneurs with global outlook and acquire management skills to run international enterprises, besides paving way for collaborations among companies globally in future,” ASB Dean Prof K Balakrishnan said.
Under the agreement signed recently with the Polish government-run Instytut Organizachi Zarzadzania W Przemysle (ORGMASZ) of Warsaw, ASB will help create modern management structures in the Polish economy through mutual exchange of knowledge and skills.
“ASB is also in active discussions with a university in central Europe to collaborate across different areas,” Prof Balakrishnan said.
Since last year American students and faculty have started visiting ASB campus for study and teaching and the feedback has been quite encouraging. This has also facilitated ASB faculty and students to visit Kansas to learn from each other on managing global companies and enterprises.
During their stay in India, the first batch of Kansas students attended regular classroom sessions delivered by ASB and KUSB faculties, visited business units in different sectors, learned the working of NGOs and received exposure to various aspects of Indian life and culture. The next batch of Kansas students will be visiting ASB shortly.
Encouraged by the collaborative effort, KUSB organised an International Business Week-India in Kansas in September and invited ASB to provide the resource persons.
Besides Prof. Balakrishnan, Member of ASB Governing Board G.Vijaya Raghavan who was the founder CEO of Trivandrum Technopark, also addressed groups of students and Kansas companies on business prospects in India.
“We also opened discussions with a Business Incubator in Kansas about collaboration possibilities with ASB and Indian business,” Prof Balakrishnan said.