18 Apr 2018 20:26 IST

MDI Gurgaon and ESCP Europe sign dual degree MoU

MDI students will spend their first year in India and second year in ESCP Europe

To help its students showcase their talent at a global stage and learn from the best in the business, MDI Gurgaon signed a dual degree Memorandum of Understanding with ESCP Europe at the Gurugram-based campus on April 18. This partnership in education industry will help bolster management education and create global business leaders.

Through the collaboration, MDI students will spend their first year in India and second year in ESCP Europe. At the end of their academic years, students will be entitled to get dual degrees — the MDI Post Graduate Diploma in International Management (PGPIM) and the ESCP Masters in Management (MIM).

Much like PGPIM, the MIM programme aims to develop the next generation of international business leaders to embrace global opportunities. It is ranked sixth in Europe by Financial Times.

Established in 1819, ESCP Europe is one of the oldest business schools in the world. Its mission is to develop the next generation of transnational business leaders, preparing them to embrace the opportunities offered by cultural diversity. The B-School has its campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Torino and Warsaw. Its European identity provides cross-cultural business education and helps gain a global perspective on international management issues.

Prof Leon Laulusa, Executive Vice-President, Dean for Academic Affairs and International Relations at ESCP Europe, said, “This collaboration with our flagship programme will emphasise on mutual recognition of degrees, blended learning and cultural integration. Our partnership with MDI is one such initiative whereby students will benefit from both, an Indian and a foreign degree.”

Dr Himadri Das, Director of MDI, said, “The two schools will together work on an ambitious growth plan. We can grow faster as our partnership grows.”

The ceremony was attended by Prof Jyoti Gupta, Professor of Finance at ESCP Europe, who is involved with teaching and research activities at the London and Paris campuses. Prof S Chatterjee, Dean – International Relations, MDI and Prof Avinash Kapoor, Chairperson, International Relations MDI, were also present.

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