Expanding its global footprint in executive education, Indian School of Business (ISB), one of the country's top business schools, has tied up with a leading institute of Japan to offer courses for Japanese executives.
This agreement with Tokyo-based GLOBIS will help chief executives and other top level executives of Japanese companies looking to expand their businesses to India and other emerging economies.
"The ISB's research in emerging market solutions will come handy for these executives to learn doing business in countries like India and China," Ramanathan Hariharan, head of ISB's Centre for Executive Education (CEE), said.
The ISB will design and deliver courses including open programmes or short-duration programmes that are driven by research, workshops, seminars and "custom-designed programmes" or specialised courses, devised to cater to specific needs of individuals, employees of various organisations in the public and private sector and government departments in Japan.
The executive education will be a bilateral effort with executives from India also getting to know business practices in Japan. "This will be important in view of the large number of Indian companies partnering or competing with Japanese firms," said Hariharan.
ISB plans to roll out at least five programmes for Japanese executives during the current year.
Japan is the fourth country the ISB has tied up with after similar agreements signed with business schools of Pakistan, Oman, Sri Lanka and Mauritius.
"The expansion of our global footprint vindicates ISB's vision of investing in research in emerging market solutions. We leverage that research through executive education to offer solutions to those wanting to do business in India or Indian companies keen to do business overseas," said Hariharan, who is also a senior director at ISB.
ISB has strategies to reach out to Africa, Middle East and South East Asia. It recently rolled out first programme in Mauritius, considered as the gateway to Africa.
The ISB has already delivered courses for one batch at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi.
In May last year, the ISB had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Bahwan Cyber Tek (BCT) Group of Oman, to provide executive education courses in the Middle East.
"In Pakistan the second batch has been finalized and Mauritius is happening in the coming week. A