- Announces the School of Business that will offer India-relevant programs in Entrepreneurship
- To launch the Center for Entrepreneurship, a centre of excellence entrepreneurship education and research in India
The Shiv Nadar University announced a partnership with Babson College, the world’s no. 1 business school for entrepreneurship to offer global leading programs in Entrepreneurship Education to India. Babson’s MBA program has been ranked no.1 for entrepreneurship for 19 consecutive years by U.S. News & World Report. Notable entrepreneurs from Babson include the likes of Roger Enrico, former Chairman, PepsiCo; William D. Green, CEO, Accenture.
Shiv Nadar University will offer three distinct entrepreneurship-focused management programs as part of its offerings from the School of Business. These include:
• Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) - 4 year program with the option to study one or two semesters at Babson College
• Masters of Business Administration (MBA) – 2 year program with the option to study a semester at Babson College
• MS in Entrepreneurship - 1 year program with first semester at Babson College
All programs will commence in 2013. Students completing the programs successfully will obtain a degree issued by Shiv Nadar University and a certificate from Babson College.
The partnership will also pave the way for the creation of the Center of Entrepreneurship at SNU. The Centre for Entrepreneurship will serve as a centre of excellence for entrepreneurship in India in entrepreneurship research, incubation programs, outreach programs and case studies.
Announcing the partnership, Nikhil Sinha, Founding Vice Chancellor, Shiv Nadar University said, “India’s distinct entrepreneurial nature is reflected in its family-run businesses and the new first generation enterprises. While individuals and business families in India have displayed sharp business acumen and have established global recognition, there is a need for structured and formal intervention through education to nurture and promote leadership in entrepreneurship. The collaboration would leverage Babson’s expertise in entrepreneurship education to develop India-focused leading entrepreneurial education and help take Indian enterprises to even greater heights.”
Len A. Schlesinger, President, Babson College said, “The world needs entrepreneurs and visionaries who pursue both economic and social value-who create not only wealth, but also a wealth of opportunities for others. At Babson College and Shiv Nadar University, we understand that thinking and acting entrepreneurially is more than just an inclination. We believe that entrepreneurship can be taught and how it is taught can make all the difference in the way businesses can be a success.”
The partnership also paves the way for the Shiv Nadar Foundation’s membership to the Global Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education (GCEE) of which Babson College is the founding member. The GCEE is a dedicated body to shape and advance the future of entrepreneurial education and create a global community from different geographies dedicated to shaping and advancing the future of entrepreneurial education in the future.