Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) and the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) have recently announced of launching a joint executive MBA (EMBA) programme, which is dedicated to the international executive. To proceed with the partnership, formality of signing MoU for the programme was signed together by Prof. Devang V. Khakhar, Director, IIT Bombay and Prof. Mark S. Wrighton, Chancellor, WUSTL.
This new programme will be unique in the nation and will offer an MBA degree from both an Indian and American university. It will be replicated, following the footpath of WUSTL's highly ranked Executive MBA, running in China and the United States.
As ranked by Financial Times, the WUSTL-Fudan University Executive MBA programme stands at no.6 across the globe.
The Programme in India will be taught in classes by the excellent faculty hailing from WUSTL's Olin Business School and IIT Bombay's Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management.
The curriculum surrounds knowledge and skills for leadership development and innovation. The programme covers theoretical and practical training, and integrates local and cultural perspectives.
The Executive MBA programme will be for those professionals who possess at least seven years work experience.
The teaching methodology includes imparting knowledge through various effective and encouraging ways such as group learning through case discussions, group projects and other interactive methods, besides classroom instructions, simulations and guest lectures.
The Executive MBA programme will be for 18 durations for each batch, however, the classes will be kept only four days per month in the Mumbai region.
The programme will also have a two-week concluding capstone experience for all students at Washington University. The programme will get commenced from the early 2015.