IIM Lucknow signs pact with Kelley School of Business

 | September 01,2011 10:52 am IST

The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM Lucknow) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Kelley School of Business (KSB) at Indiana University, Indiana, USA to enter into a long term relationship to mutually support each other in the pursuit of excellence in global business education. Both IIM Lucknow and KSB will closely collaborate for research, faculty and student exchange programme.


The Kelly School of Business is ranked among the top B-Schools globally and has a rich educational heritage of more than 90 years. Forbes and U.S. News & World Report magazines recognize KSB for the quality of both its undergraduate and master's degree programs and the school is recognised as amongst the country’s best business schools by publications like Business Week & the Wall Street Journal.


The MoU was signed by Mr. Michael A McRobbie, President, Indiana University, Mr. Daniel C. Smith, Dean, The Kelley School of Business and Dr. Devi Singh, Director, Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow at IIM Lucknow’s Noida campus.


The collaboration will include extensive Research. Kelly School of Business & IIM Lucknow will investigate avenues to enhance the research mission. Collaborative case studies would be developed which would be then used for teaching purpose, design and deliver series of faculty research workshops.


KSB and IIM Lucknow will also explore the best avenues to combine the interests of faculty at both institutes with students, the business community and society in general. The collaboration seeks to produce events such as webinars, videoconferences and conferences.


The MoU will also explore the possibilities of launching a Dual - Degree Programme in Business Analytics and Global Strategy. This Programme would be designed, developed, marketed and delivered by both the institutes and would be primarily taught at IIM Lucknow’s Noida campus by faculty members from both the institutes. 


On the signing ceremony, Dr. Devi Singh, Director, IIM Lucknow says, “As the world gets globally connected, unification of professional education enriches the process of learning and reaches a greater potential. With globalization comes in the opportunities that have been created in various domains of learning. Research cannot be confined to geographies. In order to innovate new measures of teaching and learning we today join hands with one of US's leading B-schools, The Kelley School of Business, to share our expertise and learn together”. 


IIM Lucknow and Kelly School of Business keenly look forward to this association to widen the horizon of innovative professional education on the international platform.