Beedie signs MOU with India Institute of Management Indore

Nov 15, 2011

INDORE, INDIA– The Beedie School of Business at SFU has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the India Institute of Management Indore (IIM Indore). The agreement will allow the two institutions to explore additional research programs and exchanges and pursue consulting and project opportunities.

Collectively, the India Institutes of Management are the premier business schools in India, and IIM Indore has been ranked #4 in the country. Established in 1996, the Institute was chosen to be set up in Indore to give an impetus to management education in central India and has since been a pioneer in the field of management education, interfacing with the industry and government sectors.

Faculty at IIM and SFU currently collaborate in areas such as sustainable supply networks, market segmentation via remanufactured products and profitability of co-operatives in emerging markets. According to Daniel Shapiro, Dean of the Beedie School, the MOU will cover the exchange of students and faculty, and facilitate joint research between IIM Indore and Beedie.

The Beedie School of Business at SFU is represented in India by Shapiro and Professor Sudheer Gupta, the Director of Beedie’s Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies. Shapiro and Gupta are accompanying SFU President Andrew Petter and British Columbia Premier Christy Clark on a trade mission to South Asia from Nov. 8-18.

They are attending meetings in New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chandigarh aimed at strengthening relationships with new and existing academic and industry partners.

Photo: SFU President Andrew Petter and Beedie School of Business Dean Daniel Shapiro (centre) connect with SFU students Fahad Yasin (right) and Dulce Antonelli Nunez (left) while in India.

“SFU has deep connections to India,” said Petter. “As Canada’s most engaged research university, we have actively sought guidance and expertise within our local South Asian community to help build a strong, scholarly bridge to India. We will reinforce our international network of academic and industry partners through important new collaborative research projects, co-op programs and field schools, and staff and student exchange initiatives.”

Currently six per cent of SFU’s international students are from India, and SFU students have completed 24 co-op work terms in India in the past year alone.

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