Melbourne Business School News We’re partnering with India’s top-ranked business school

We’re partnering with India’s top-ranked business school

Melbourne Business School has launched a partnership with the Indian School of Business, the country's top-ranked school for MBA programs and research.

Indian School of Business, Hyderabad campus

The Indian School of Business (ISB) is a privately owned, not-for-profit organisation widely recognised as India’s top business school and one of the best business schools in the world.

In 2023, its full-time MBA program was ranked #39 in the world and #1 in India by the Financial Times, making it the only Indian business school in the publication’s global top 50. Further, ISB was recently recognised for its exceptional executive education programmes in the Financial Times Executive Education Custom Ranking 2023. ISB has retained the top position in India and was ranked #29 globally.

Now, ISB and Melbourne Business School have struck a partnership to give MBA students a truly global perspective of emerging business trends.

“India is a growing geopolitical, cultural and economic global powerhouse that’s playing an increasingly important part in global and Australian business,” said Associate Professor Vivek Chaudhri, Academic Director of Executive MBA and Senior Executive MBA Programs at Melbourne Business School.

“It’s highly valuable for our students to understand India’s business environment and plug into that through an immersion module hosted by the country’s top business school.”

As part of the collaboration between the two schools, Executive MBA and Senior Executive MBA cohorts from Melbourne Business School will undertake immersion modules at ISB’s Hyderabad campus.

Hyderabad is renowned for its IT, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals industries, with multinationals such as Google, Amazon and Microsoft all having a presence in the city. Large Indian companies and startups such as Bharat Biotech, GVK and Skyroot Aerospace are also headquartered there.

Anuj Batra, Senior Director, Digital Learning at ISB, said: “Our partnership with Melbourne Business School furthers ISB’s vision of grooming future leaders for India and the world. Apart from exploring diverse learning pedagogies, curriculum and research, the partnership also brings into focus an opportunity to exchange perspectives on business trends in emerging markets.”

As well as facilitating new student experiences, the partnership between ISB and Melbourne Business School will also include exploring other opportunities for collaborating in teaching and learning.

Melbourne Business School Professor Caron Beaton-Wells, Dean, Internal, said: “Our new partnership aligns with an increased desire on behalf of Australian state and federal governments, as well as the University of Melbourne, to deepen engagement with India. This partnership opens the door for greater cooperation on teaching, learning and research, not just with ISB but with other institutions in the region as well.”

Melbourne Business School is the University of Melbourne’s graduate school in business and economics. Its degrees and short courses are accredited by the AACSB and EQUIS and are ranked among the best in the world by the Financial Times, QS and Times Higher Education.

The Executive MBA program consists of 17 four-day modules across 18 months, with one module held in Asia. The Senior Executive MBA program consists of ten nine-day modules across 18 months, of which three modules are held overseas in Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

In 2022, Melbourne Business School's Executive MBA program was ranked #1 in Australia and #29 in the world by QS and among the world’s top 100 by the Financial Times.

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