The Asian School of Business (ASB) here has joined hands with a central European university and a government-run management institution in Poland.
“We have an ongoing relationship with the U.S.-based Kansas University School of Business (KUSB) which has 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 a university in central Europe. We have also initiated discussions with institutions in South Korea,” said ASB director S. Rajeev.
Under the collaboration, students of ASB will get the chance to study abroad, interact with foreign students, learn under international faculty and develop overseas business networks. It will also open avenues for joint research, consulting assignments and doctoral programmes for ASB students.
“This is an opportunity to become entrepreneurs with a global outlook and acquire management skills to run international enterprises,” ASB Dean 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.
Since last year, American students and faculty have been visiting the ASB campus. ASB faculty and students also visited Kansas and the process had helped both learn from each other on managing global companies.
During their stay in India, the first batch of Kansas students attended regular classroom sessions delivered by ASB and KUSB faculties, visited business units, learned the working of NGOs and received exposure to various aspects of Indian life and culture.
The next batch of Kansas students will visit ASB shortly.
Encouraged by the collaborative effort, KUSB organised an International Business Week-India in Kansas in September and invited ASB to provide resource persons.
Member of the ASB governing board G. Vijayaraghavan, the founder CEO of Trivandrum Technopark, 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.