Thursday, September 9, 2010

American University Introduces Hindi Program for MBA Students

As India is slowly emerging as an economic giant, a prominent American university has launched an intensive two-year course that will prepare MBA students to thrive in the business community of India. The Hindi Program, of the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute in Philadelphia, will culminate with a Wharton School MBA and Master of Arts and the expertise to navigate in and with India’s business community.

Scheduled to begin in May 2011, the joint-degree program promises in-depth language training in Hindi; comprehensive study of India’s culture, politics, values and business practices; and a two-month, in-country immersion opportunity to ensure that MBA students can assume successful managerial careers in and with India, the University of Pennsylvania said.

The University of Pennsylvania is a founding member of the American Institute of Indian Studies, while Wharton School is a founding partner of the Indian School of Business, and its faculty includes several experts on the Indian economy and business sector. (Source: PTI)