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Developing Leaders with Cross Cultural Acumen

Emergence of India and China as major forces in the contemporary global economy is one of the most significant development of the past quarter century. Their continued growth is likely to influence the course of the future world economy. The growth potential in these economies has not only opened up new business opportunities, but also new challenges. Unlike the past growth trajectory of the developed western nations, the growth path of these emerging economies has to be holistic and inclusive to maintain sustainability of the society. Newer opportunities are thus creating newer problems seeking more sophisticated managerial solutions.

Managers not only require the functional knowledge about management but also need cross-cultural acumen to conduct business in a highly integrated world. In this endeavor Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management Shillong (IIMS), India and Ocean University China (OUC), Qingdao have joined hands to design the Post Graduate Program for Executives - Managing Business in India and China (PGPEx-MBIC). After the successful completion of the third batch (PGPEx 14-15) in December 2015, the fourth batch (PGPEx 15-16) started in October 2015. The program is designed to provide General Management education in context of the emerging economies, in specific context of the host Institution Countries, so as to uniquely prepare leaders to conduct business in such economies.

Developing Functional Knowledge and Cross Cultural Acumen

The program which is offered jointly by the IIM and the Ocean University China (OUC), Qingdao equips participants not only with the required functional knowledge about management but also understanding of cross-cultural nuances of conducting business. 

The participants have a balanced exposure to business cultures in India for a fair amount of time, topped up with world class academic and practical exposure in China. Through rigorous study sessions, academic interactions, practical learnings from internships and industrial visits in India and China, the dreamers are transformed into global leaders well-equipped to implement the best practices required for conducting transnational businesses in this ever-changing environment.

At the end of the 14 months programme, participants will have the necessary

  • Cross-cultural and multi-national managerial competencies to manage business across India and China.
  • Attitude towards globally responsible managerial leadership.
  • Ability to integrate Sustainability as the driving force in management of organizations and their businesses.

Salient Features of the Program

  • Course Modules and Cultural Immersion both in China and India.
  • Double Industrial Internships in China (About 8 weeks) and in India (About 8 weeks).
  • Guest Lecture Series: LEAD and Business Excursions in China and India.
  • Integrated Courses on Sustainability.
  • Executive PG Diploma from IIM, Shillong, India and Certificate of Participation from OUC, Qingdao, China

About Ocean University of China, Qingdao, China

Ocean University of China (OUC), formerly Ocean University of Qingdao, is a comprehensive university under the direct administration of the Ministry of Education of China, offering coursework in the fields of Economics, Liberal Arts, Medical Sciences (Pharmaceuticals), Management, Law, Sciences, Engineering and Agronomy. OUC is located in Qingdao, a renowned summer resort and an attractive historic tourist city of scenic beauty and temperate climate, convenient with an international airport with direct flights to Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, etc.