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MBA in International Management

Experiences shared by Exchange Students and International Faculty about MDI and India

Post Graduate Programme in International Management (PGP-IM)

The primary objective of the PGP-IM is to provide students with the ability to look at this bigger picture and the associated dynamics. This programme prepares managers and future leaders to develop a global mindset so as to enable to appreciate global economic, political, legal and cultural realities, build networks across geographies, and live and work across cultures.

In the latter half of the last decade, possibly for the first time after the Great Depression, the world at large and its economies of varying proportions came to terms with their vulnerabilities to economic forces. Globalization, competition, greed, irrational fear – you name it and it has been arraigned as the cause. It’s a no brainer that managers of today need to be equipped with contextual abilities and skills to perform effectively across markets that span vast geographies. Also, imperceptibly but surely, terms such as competition, market share grab and profit maximization are yielding to co-opetition, maximization of collective value and sustainability.

Regardless of the size of a company, the scale of operations, or the industry, globalization is no longer an option but a strategic imperative. Opportunely, the complexion of internalization in India has moved beyond mere imports and exports or the entry of foreign companies into the Indian markets. Indian companies are a force to reckon with in the international arena.

The Post Graduate Programme in International Management, launched by MDI in 2006, was the first of its kind in India. The programme is currently offered under an arrangement with European School of Management (ESCP Europe), which has been ranked 4 for the Master in Management worldwide and 12 for ESCP Europe. MDI is looking to add to the list of partnerships in order to afford its students greater choice of place of study.

The PGP-IM is a programme delivered partly in India (MDI) and partly in Europe (ESCP Europe campuses). The first phase of the programme is delivered at the MDI campus in Gurgaon, while the second phase is currently delivered in Europe at the Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Warsaw, London & Torino campuses (English Track). The students have an option to earn another degree offered by the partner institute on completion of a minimum number of credits and fulfillment of other conditions.

At the end of the on-campus part of the programme, the students carry out industry internships, predominantly in Europe. Living and working overseas make the students understand and appreciate other cultures and develop global mindsets.

Recognition

On successful completion of the Programme requirements, a student is awarded a Post Graduate Diploma in International Management, which has the approval of the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), government of India.

About ESCP Europe – Partner School for PGP-IM

Established in 1819, ESCP Europe is the oldest business school 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. With its six urban campuses in Berlin, London, Madrid, Paris, Turin and Warsaw, ESCP Europe's true European Identity enables the provision of a unique style of cross-cultural business education and a Global Perspective on international management issues. Through a combination of innovative pedagogy, cross-campus programmes and a research-active faculty, ESCP Europe is an essential contributor to the development of the transnational management culture so essential in today’s global business environment.

It's network of 120 partner universities extends the School’s reach from European to worldwide. Triple-crown accredited (EQUIS, AMBA, AACSB), ESCP Europe welcomes 4,600 students and 5,000 executives from 100 different nationalities every year, offering them a wide range of general management and specialised programmes (Bachelor, Master, MBA, PhD and Executive Education).

The School's 50,000-strong alumni network counts members from 150 nationalities. Together with its long-standing relationships with national and multinational companies, this network allows ESCP Europe to provide unique career opportunities on an international scale.

The aspiration of ESCP Europe is the credo of Europe: to remain faithful to its humanistic values while at the same time anticipating the new ways of the world

Six Campuses in Europe

There really is something for everyone; be it exploring the historical sites of the Bastille, Buckingham Palace, the Plaza Mayor or the Brandenburg Gate, or discovering the endless shows, theatres, operas, festivals and impressive markets. Each city is the political, cultural, economic or financial capital of their native country. However, each campus offers its own unique characteristics, which qualifies the applicants for the MBA in International Management to suit their individual preferences. With extensive campus facilities and over 50 active students’ clubs and associations, a strong sense of school spirit and community prevail.

PARIS: The Paris campus is conveniently located in the centre of the city. It is the largest of the five campuses and hosts the greatest number of faculty and students. The school’s outstanding reputation and close relationships with leading international companies promote internship and career prospects for students.

BERLIN: The ESCP Europe’s Berlin campus is located near one of the historical centre-pieces of Berlin. The Charlottenburg Castle, which is located in baroque gardens, overlooks the school’s beautiful late 19th Century building. Throughout the year there are events and conferences conducted on contemporary business issues. The Berlin campus is a “staatlich anerkannte wissenschaftliche hochschule” with a degree-awarding charter.

MADRID: Located in a residential suburb, the Madrid campus is an ideal place for students to focus their energy on the demands of the MBA in International Management programme. The surrounding gardens and parks set the scene for the hard work and personal reflection necessary during the development of managerial competencies. The close personal attention of the staff in Madrid provides an open and friendly environment for the best results in the programme.

TORINO: The Torino campus is located in a beautiful building equipped with modern facilities. Torino is one of the main business centers of Italy as well as a masterpiece of architecture and one of the favourite student cities in Italy. The Torino campus has strong relationships with a number of Italian and International companies, which contribute to its governance.

LONDON: The London campus is situated in Hampstead, in the Borough of Camden. It offers students state-of-the-art facilities in a traditional Victorian building dating back to the late 19th century. The bright city lights and the business community are only a tube ride away, whilst the fashionable area of Hampstead offers a broad cultural experience away from the hustle and bustle of inner city life.

WARSAW: Located at the Heart of Europe, Warsaw is the capital and largest city of Poland. The Warsaw campus is located on the premises of Kozminski University (KU), the only Polish Business School with triple accreditation (AMBA, EQUIS, AACSB). KU’s modern campus is comprised of: lecture theatres, classrooms, IT facilities, a library, study rooms, meeting rooms, a gym, a bookstore, a post office, photocopying facilities, and student canteens. KU is an internationally renowned and accredited private business school. Our students come from over 60 nationalities, creating a truly international atmosphere. KU links theory, group work, and practice into the programmes

Programme Objective

The key objective of the programme is to groom global leaders with:

  • Value Based Education
  • Global Management Perspective
  • Team Building and Communication
  • Managing Diversity Across Cultures

Pedagogy

Several pedagogical tools such as case studies, simulations, lectures, discussions and role plays are employed for the classroom teaching. Direct exposure to workplace realities is provided through consultancy assignments and internships in the corporate sector. An integrated batch of ESCP Europe students and MDI students attend the entire programme. Close interactions of this kind develop understanding, appreciation and tolerance of differences across cultures and the skills to work globally.

Programme Structure

The PGP-IM programme is spread over two years. The first semester comprising four terms is delivered at the MDI campus. The focus during the first semester is to provide basic inputs in qualitative and quantitative domains and develop analytical and communication skills. Semester two of four months duration is held at ESCP Europe Campus on one of the allocated locations - Paris, Madrid, Berlin, London, Warsaw & Torino. In the second semester, the focus shifts to giving an International Management perspective to the students. The third & fourth semesters are dedicated to providing in-company exposure in a global context. Semester three constitutes 3 to 6 months of internship in Europe/India while the focus during Semester four is towards finalization and submission of dissertation work.

Award of Diploma / Degree

On successful completion of the programme requirements, a student is awarded a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management, PGDM (IM) and a MBA in International Management from ESCP Europe(For more information please visit ESCP website www.escpeurope.eu).

Students going to ESCP Europe Berlin campus will have an option to get an additional M.Sc. degree from ESCP Europe. Students will also have an option to get a certification of “Grade de Master” from the French Ministry of Education at any campus .