From left to right : Dean Gupta, Chancellor
Wrighton, Prof. Devang Khakhar and Prof.
Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) join forces to offer a joint Executive MBA program.
The new joint-venture program Executive MBA will follow the structure and the content of the WUSTL-Fudan EMBA sister program offered by WUSTL and Fudan University in Shanghai ranked number 6 by the Financial Times.Courses will be taught by faculty from both institutions four days per month over 18 months in Mumbai and a two-week-long study trip at Washington University.
"This joint programme with IIT Bombay strengthens that network and provides an opportunity for innovative executives to make a real difference in their own countries in a direct and observable way," says Mahendra R. Gupta, Dean of Olin Business School, Washington University.
"This programme will create the positive mindset of executives to orient themselves toward facing the challenges related to innovation, leadership and entrepreneurship," says Prof. S. Bhargava, Head, Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay.
The first intake is set to begin in early 2015. Applicants to the program must have at least seven years of work experience.