29 Jun 2020 12:11 IST

Shashi Tharoor to teach at Masters’ Union School of Business

Foundation course will revolve around diplomacy and communication

Masters’ Union School of Business has announced that Member of Parliament and renowned author, Shashi Tharoor, has joined the B-school as a Master, says a press release.

Tharoor will teach a foundation course at the Masters’ Union which will draw from his experience as an writer, administrator and one of the well-known political voices from India on the world stage. The course taught by Tharoor will revolve around themes like diplomacy and communications. Tharoor’s association with the Masters’ Union School of Business will give its students an opportunity to learn from his wide-ranging experience, says the B-school.

Some of the other parliamentarians who will also teach at the Masters’ Union School of Business include Narendra Jadhav, who has also served as a Chief Economist, RBI, former MP and Wharton graduate MV Rajeev Gowda, and IIT-K/IIM-A alumnus and former MP Prem Das Rai.

Diverse experiences

Shashi Tharoor


An author, politician, and former international civil servant, Tharoor straddles several worlds of experience. Currently a third-term Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Thiruvananthapuram constituency, he has previously served as Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs in the Government of India. He currently chairs the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology.

With a sharp focus on technology, and practitioner-led learning, the Masters’ Union School of Business is a collective initiative of some of the leading CEOs, CXOs, educationists and policymakers. Located in Gurugram, the B-school aims to rethink and reinvent how management education is delivered in the country. Masters’ Union has over 60 Masters from diverse backgrounds, most of whom are industry leaders. The school will commence its first session from August, 2020.

Tech-focussed B-school

Senior bureaucrats, administrators and business stalwarts who are also part of the Masters’ Union School of Business include, Mukund Rajan (Former MD, Tata Teleservices Limited), Shailaja Chandra (Former Chief Secretary, Govt. of Delhi), Raghu Raman (Former President, Reliance Industries Limited), Rajat Mathur (MD, Morgan Stanley), Satish Krishnan (Former MD, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank), Arun Maira (Former Chairman, Boston Consulting Group), Karthik Ramanna (Director, University of Oxford and Former Professor, Harvard Business School), Bhaskar Chakravorti (Dean of Global Business, Tufts University and Former Professor, Harvard Business School) amongst others.

Masters’ Union is a technology-focused business school led by veteran leaders, executives and businessmen, offering industry immersive programmes. Its flagship programme, PGP-TBM (Post Graduate Programme in Technology and Business Management) is a 16 month MBA equivalent programme where top industry executives, seasoned public leaders, distinguished global faculty, and leading technology experts deliver an industry-relevant and an academically rigorous, internship-like curriculum, to create effective business professionals and entrepreneurs for the new economy. Situated right in the middle of the business district in, DLF Cyberhub, Gurugram, the institute is flanked by over 600 MNCs ensuring a deep industry connect.

Masters’ Union also has a student-run fund with a corpus of Rs 5 crore that invests in areas like real estate, capital markets to name a few, providing the cohort a hands-on experience of managing a fund, under the guidance of a Master. In addition to that, the institute will run a CXO shadow programme that would enable students to gather a first-hand look in a day of a CXO to experience how organisations are run and business decisions are made, says the press release.