In July 2017, the third cohort (“Batch 3”) of students in the joint IIT-Bombay-Washington University Executive MBA program gathered in in Mumbai to begin an 18-month course to advance their leadership skills while continuing their full-time careers. WashU Chancellor Mark Wrighton and Olin Dean Mark Taylor welcomed the new class via video message.
Shivganesh Bhargava, Head of the Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management at IIT Bombay, and Kurt Dirks, Olin’s Bank of America Professor of Managerial Leadership and Co-Director of Bauer Leadership Center, were present for the formal launch and Welcome Dinner. Graduates from Batch 1 and 2 also attended. Professor Bhargava stated,
“The joint global degree is meant to equip executives with the tools, education and confidence to work in any industry in any part of the world as leaders in the new landscape of economic development.”
IIT-Bombay and Washington University launched the first US-India joint Executive MBA program in Mumbai in 2015. The partnership between Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM) at the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay and Olin Business School offers only the Executive MBA program in the world to confer a degree from both an Indian and an American university.
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