JGU students to study biz, finance at Wharton

Jindal Global University

Sonipat, Sep 5 : As O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) marks its 10th anniversary this year, selected students will visit the ivy league business school, the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, in summer 2020.

Fifty five students selected on merit from the Jindal Global Business School (JGBS), Jindal School of Banking & Finance (JSBF), Jindal Global Law School (JGLS) and Jindal School of Liberal Arts & Humanities, will represent JGU at the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at Wharton.

The agreement for this was signed on Wednesday by Professor C. Raj Kumar, Founding Vice Chancellor of O.P. Jindal Global University and David L. Heckman, Senior Director, Global Partnerships, Aresty Institute of Executive Education at Wharton.

Studying at Wharton “is a terrific opportunity for JGU students. This programme will improve their analytical and decision-making skills at a strategic level in areas most relevant for doing business in this new age”, said Raj Kumar.

“The exposure to executive education at Wharton on top of the cutting-edge training JGU students receive will prepare them for a fast-paced, continuously challenging career in business and finance.

“This is a historic opportunity for the students of JGU to pursue this programme at a world-class business school. It will enable to engage with issues that are of great relevance to the modern business practices and the global economy,” he said.

The programme on ‘Business, Finance & Entrepreneurship for Leaders of Tomorrow’ will cover four specially designed modules: “Global Business Strategy and Mergers & Acquisitions” (M&A), “Entrepreneurship & Technology Innovation”, “Managing & Marketing for Start-ups” and “International Banking & Financial Markets”. The students will receive a certificate on completion.

Professor Jagmohan S. Raju, Wharton’s Vice Dean of Executive Education, said this association with JGU is in keeping with Wharton Executive Education’s mission to educate global business leaders.

“Technology, globalization and constant change has made the world of business ever more exciting, complex and demanding,” he said. “We excel at teaching courses that advance leadership skills and build business acumen, and we look forward to welcoming the first JGU cohort to Wharton Executive Education in 2020.”

Professor Rajesh Chakrabarti, Dean of Jindal Global Business School, said: “This specially designed coursework for JGU students will cover knowledge and skills that are essential for success in today’s changing workplace to become a future leader.”

“The enthusiasm of being taught by the renowned Wharton faculty at the Wharton School will shape the academic aspirations of JGU students and will help them undertake highly stimulating careers ahead of them.”

Professor Ashish Bharadwaj, Dean of the Jindal School of Banking & Finance said “by studying business, finance and entrepreneurship at Wharton, JGU students will become a part of an ever-changing, fascinating field that can profoundly impact the way we live and the way we do business”.

“This specialised programme will help students understand nuances of entrepreneurship and technology innovation that will lay a foundation for them to succeed in the 21st century,” he added.

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