Date: 11th May 2012
Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow entered into ties with Indiana University's Kelley School of Business to expand teaching and research initiatives. A memorandum of understanding was signed between the two institutions last year.
The final agreement ceremony was held on Tuesday at the Kelley School for certificate programs in the emerging field of business analytics and global strategy. This program will be available to about 100 students. One program will be for students enrolled at IIM-Lucknow and another will be open to working professionals in India.
Ultimately, Kelley and IIM-Lucknow plan to partner to deliver a graduate degree program on business analytics, similar to what is already offered at IU. The dean of the Kelley School- Dan Smith said, "Our collaborative goal is to fundamentally advance the quality of decision-making by business leaders by improving their ability to draw meaningful insights from the massive amounts of data available to them today."
Kelley's student and faculty ties to India already were extensive. Of the more than 850 Indian students enrolled at IU, about 400 are enrolled in Kelley's graduate and undergraduate programs. In recent years, students and faculty have frequently traveled to India for classes and social entrepreneurship activities. The school has 14 faculty of Indian descent.