Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business holds residency in New Delhi

New Delhi, India, April 15, 2011: More than 150 students from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, one of the world’s leading business schools, will be in New Delhi until April 16 meeting with business leaders and gaining new insights into the region’s economy during an international residency of The Duke MBA – Cross Continent program. During the residency, students will hear from some of India’s most important business leaders and visit several companies.

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business holds residency in New Delhi

Business students will experience Indian commerce, culture first hand

Students to meet with leaders of India’s most influential industries

New Delhi, India, April 15, 2011: More than 150 students from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business, one of the world’s leading business schools, will be in New Delhi until April 16 meeting with business leaders and gaining new insights into the region’s economy during an international residency of The Duke MBA – Cross Continent program. During the residency, students will hear from some of India’s most important business leaders and visit several companies.

Corporate classroom lectures will be led by Edward Koval, Chief Procurement Officer for Cairn Energy India; Sandeep Gupta, Managing Director of Eli Lilly; Saurav Adhikari, President of Corporate Strategy for HCL; and Nandkishor Kagliwal, Chairman of the Nath Group. Corporate visits will be held at AirTel, Fortis Healthcare, Bal Raksha Bharat (Save the Children), and Religare. 

“Personal meetings with some of India’s most influential business leaders provide students of The Fuqua School of Business with extraordinary access to the people shaping the nation’s economic future,” said Dan McCleary, director of program strategy at The Fuqua School of Business. “The Duke MBA – Cross Continent program balances classroom and experiential learning in a unique educational model that provides students with a truly global perspective on business – a perspective in great demand by businesses today.”

Fuqua offers a range of flexible business education programs – both degree and open enrollment – catering to all levels of professional experience. The Duke MBA – Cross Continent program cycles students through Fuqua’s six global locations: India, China, Russia, the United Arab Emirates, the UK, and Duke University’s campus in Durham, North Carolina. The 16-month program is designed for full-time working professionals and aims to provide a global perspective on business through immersing students in international business and cultural experiences.

“A deeply embedded presence in India is vital to Fuqua’s intention to become the world’s first truly global business school,” said Fuqua Dean Blair Sheppard. “India is one of the most important cultural and industrial hubs and will continue to play a central role in the world’s economy through the 21st century. Tomorrow’s corporate leaders must understand and appreciate India’s unique role in the world’s economy.”

According to the Mr. Jaivir Singh, Advisor to the Dean Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business The CCMBA is a unique program in the context of a highly interconnected and inter dependent world. To create global leaders for the future, it is imperitive to give students an exposure to Social, Political and economic environments in important countries of the world. India is one such geography and students will learn from case studies and interactions with indian business leaders and organizations”.

 

About Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business

Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business is one of the world’s leading business schools, with #1- and #2-ranked faculty in the US (according to Bloomberg Businessweek and Financial Times, respectively). Shaped and driven by the fundamental issues of the 21st century, Fuqua utilizes Duke University’s cross-disciplinary intellectual resources to produce globally competent and socially conscious business leaders. For more information about Fuqua’s degree and open enrollment executive education programs, visit www.fuqua.duke.edu.

About Duke University

Duke University consistently ranks among the world’s best academic institutions. Its graduate and professional schools – in business, divinity, engineering, the environment, law, medicine, nursing and public policy – are among leaders in their fields. Duke enrolls more than 13,000 students in its undergraduate, graduate and PhD programs. Duke is strongly committed to applying knowledge in service to society, both in the community around its North Carolina campus and around the world. For more information about Duke University, visit www.duke.edu.

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