20 May 2021 12:04 IST

BITSoM ties up with London Business School

Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chancellor, BITS Pilani, and Chairman, Governing Council, BITSoM

‘The immersion program will expose students to a new wave of entrepreneurial energy,’ says Kumar Mangalam Birla

BITS School of Management (BITSoM) Mumbai, under the aegis of BITS Pilani has entered into a formal collaboration with the London Business School (LBS) that aims at enhancing global exposure for its students.

The partnership entails a specially-curated global extension and immersion programme at the London campus of LBS. Under the Letter of Intent signed between the two partners, BITSoM’s faculty pool will be further strengthened by the developing relationship with LBS. BITSoM and LBS will also explore co-creating an executive leadership programme exclusively for women leaders in India.

New-age collaborations

Speaking on the strategic collaboration, Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chancellor, BITS Pilani and Chairman, Governing Council, BITSoM said “The immersion program will deepen students’ understanding of cross-cultural leadership and expose them to a new wave of entrepreneurial energy. This unique proposition of an Indian MBA with a truly global and multi-cultural flavour, curated for the new age of business, will undoubtedly raise the bar on what is considered to be a premier management education in India.”

“LBS and BITSoM will also explore the possibility of co-creating a joint program encouraging executive education for women leadership. BITSoM is committed to bringing international quality executive education/ exclusively for women leaders in India. Personally, I see this as a significant investment / in changing the landscape of boardrooms in India,” he added.

‘Global entrepreneurial energy’

François Ortalo-Magné, Dean, London Business School, said “We at LBS are keen to help train purpose-driven individuals from diverse backgrounds who are willing to embrace change and embark on a transformative journey with BITSoM. Together, we can have a profound impact on India and the world”.


London Business School. Source: Official website




Under the collaboration, students will get an opportunity to spend two weeks in London for an immersion programme. Running across the program will be the Entrepreneurial Project Lab where students will work in small teams with entrepreneurs and pick up insights from their experience and in return, offer fresh thinking and new possibilities.

Launched in January this year, BITSoM’s first cohort comprises a mix of fresh graduates and experienced candidates drawn from the top colleges across the country. “BITSoM students will now have the choice to undertake a specially curated two-week immersion program at LBS. The immersion program/ will deepen their understanding of global and cross-cultural leadership and expose them to a new wave of global entrepreneurial energy. This will, no doubt, be an inspiration for exploration. It will enable students to truly embrace a global mindset,” Birla said.