The Indian School of Business (ISB), has some new competition right in its backyard. The Harvard Business School (HBS), will kick off its first executive education programme in India early next year. The first-of-its-kind five-day programme on Building a Global Enterprise in India will cost Rs 1.8 lakh per participant.
This is perhaps the first time that HBS is kicking off academic programmes in the country after nurturing IIM Ahmedabad way back in 1961-67. The reputed B-school set up in Mumbai its India research centre in 2005 after it began developing India focused cases about a decade earlier.
The new programme, slated to be held in February 2008 at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, a stone’s throw from the ISB campus, will replicate the world-renowned HBS learning experience. It will provide participants the opportunity to meet and discuss business issues with a diverse and dynamic group of C-suite peers from India and around the world.
ISB leverages its academic alliances with The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the London Business School, which has contributed extensively in developing the executive programmes for it.