Importance of foreign tie- ups in a B-School

In the field of business education, one would definitely expect globalization to prevail. Business management education degrees like the universally popular MBA are aimed at developing global skills. MNCs in recent times with branches in several countries across the globe pioneered the growth of global thinking. Internet connections speeded up the process with communication, collaboration, video conferencing and the like to bring together distant worlds with a few clicks.

A diverse business school spells success

Many business schools in present day India attract foreign students from all over the world. It is a very inspiring campus with several languages, cultures, and faiths coming together. The international exposure matters so much as friendships are made for a lifetime perhaps. With the connections made across several countries, so early in life, travel and jobs will become so much easier in the future, The school of Management at AP Goyal Shimla University stands as one of the iconic one.

Exchange programs in education

While it may not be generally known, major Indian universities and institutes maintain regular collaborations with institutions abroad. Dual degrees have become rather popular where the study takes place on two different campuses for a degree each. This can only come from active collaboration. Students thus get an opportunity to study abroad for one of the degrees.

While such courses cost a lot more than the traditional education, they open the eyes to the international scenario. With such a diverse experience, students would be expected to become more dynamic, cooperative, and willing to take up global challenges.

Such workers ultimately would become assets to the nation as highly productive citizens who represent the values like cultural ambassadors. Foreign exposure during education often results in learning the rudiments of a foreign language that goes one step further in promoting international understanding.

Just imagine the tremendous benefits! Two or more sets of faculty get together with unique research input to actively collaborate and create a bunch of potentially accomplished business managers and executives. International recognition for business management degrees come faster and that is what everybody wishes for. Leaving little ponds behind, they have graduated to vast oceans full of tremendous opportunity.

Besides the Indian, Chinese and American education come to mind as encouraging overseas collaboration for the sake of maximizing educational achievement.

Independence and a greater sense of confidence are the results of foreign exposure.  Finding lucrative appointments on foreign soil thus becomes so much easier. The global business world requires such adaptable and flexible workers who have broken down social and national boundaries. International competition results in better skills and a sense of adventure.  Promotions and a great future in senior management positions are waiting for the best achievers.

The Indian foreign collaboration experience

Indian laws allow such collaboration and the setting up of foreign educational infrastructure on Indian soil. Historically, India stands at the crossroads of modern economic development. The rise of the Indian economy and industry along with the recent demonetization speaks volumes about the future growth. Large numbers of students opt for business studies in the BBA and MBA programs each year. They stand excellent chances of exploiting the situation that needs business talent in every field. Whether it is finance, operations, hotels, hospitality, agriculture or biotechnology, technical and business management skills should combine for the best workers.

A long list of collaborations with foreign universities as APG Shimla University is steadily collaborating with globally renowned and prestigious institutions for technology and information exchange . To name a few would be Whitireia  Institute of Technology Auckland( New Zealand), Xinyu University (China), UCAM Catholic University Murcia( Spain), Szent Istvan University (Hungary), China Agricultural University(China), University of Lodz (Poland), University of Maribor (Slovenia) and Mogilev State A. Kuleshov University (Belarus).

Will foreign influence really be advantages all the way?

Regarding those who doubt a cultural invasion and negative effects, India has a vibrant economy quite suited to business growth. Consider the internet and the mass media that has brought tremendous growth and broken down regional barriers. A mistake India always made was to attach excessive importance to theory. Compare with America and Europe and you immediately realize how pragmatic they have been though they learn theory too.

Putting together the best of both worlds is the ultimate target. Developing leadership and managerial skills along with insights would go a long way to develop Indian traditional talent. Getting modern is half the battle won. A blend of the Indian and the foreign education would open up great vistas of development in business management education.

With the advancement in all Education delivery techniques and proactive approach of the University, we are here to see great Management professionals passing out.

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