NMS signs MoU with Temple University, U.S

NMS signs MoU with Temple University, U.S

The Chennai-based National Management School (NMS) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Fox School of Business and Management, Temple University, U.S., recently. This partnership will offer world class management education for their students in India.

Sankaran Raghunathan, dean of NMS, said his one-year old institution was privileged to be associated with the 125-year-old Temple University to offer a one-year International MBA programme.

NMS will be the Fox School’s partner in India and will deliver the India component of the programme.

Professor Moshe Porat of the Fox School of Business and Management, said, “Our strategic partnership with NMS will offer our students a unique kind of exposure to the Indian management scenario while also ensuring the same level of education they are used to in America.

It is surely a vital value addition to our students as they will gain cultural understanding and enrich themselves with career opportunities in the global market.”

“This overseas partnership with an Indian institution has happened because NMS suited our requirements and vision.

Their value and commitment to excellence has greatly impressed us,” Prof. Porat said. Commenting on this Indo-U.S. educational partnership, the U.S Consul General, Chennai, Andrew T. Simkin, said such MoUs foster the relationship between America and India. Very few countries are as exciting as India.

It is culturally rich and its importance is growing rapidly globally. Therefore, American students who spend 13 weeks in India as part of the International MBA programme are sure to benefit immensely, he said.

There are 1,00,000 Indian students pursuing various academic programmes in U.S. universities and this is a record high in the history, he pointed out.

The students from America will come to NMS in September 2010. NMS will accommodate 30 – 35 students per year and they will work on joint projects with their Indian counterparts, take part in organised travel to business houses and industries, interact and socialise with the Indian classmates.

“Such an experience will foster cultural understanding and help the students develop contacts globally and networking,” said Mr. Raghunath.

Students from overseas will focus on successful business ventures in the field of technology and software and other exciting businesses.