ISB signs pact with Institute Of Business Administration, Karachi for executive education
Hyderabad, April 13: The Indian School of Business (ISB) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi to provide executive education in Pakistan. The MoU was signed by Deepak Chandra, Deputy Dean, ISB and Dr Ishrat Husain, Dean and Director, IBA, Karachi, at the ISB campus.
The collaboration brings together the Centre for Executive Education (CEE) at ISB, one of the largest executive education providers in Asia and IBA, the oldest business school outside North America, to provide executive education courses to senior management executives looking to fast track their careers.
This strategic alliance with IBA further fortifies the ISB’s international footprint and reinforces its position as a thought-leader in the field of management education. The move also brings the school closer to realising its overarching mission to cater to the leadership needs of emerging markets by increasing interest in management best practices. Pakistan is one of the countries that have growth potential among evolving Asian economies necessitating the need for a leadership pipeline to fuel its growth
The course offerings will include ‘Open Programmes’ or short-duration programmes that are driven by research, ‘Custom-Designed Programmes’ or specialized courses devised to cater to specific needs of a particular organization as well as workshops and seminars. To begin with, the proposed programmes would focus on family business, entrepreneurship, business leadership, strategy and related domains. This would later be expanded to include programmes on Public Private Partnership (PPP) as well.
While ISB will focus on the design and delivery of the programmes, IBA will be responsible for their marketing and promotion. The programmes will be conducted by ISB’s globally renowned faculty. The first programme is slated to commence June, 2012.