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Student exchange program

Student exchange programs enable students to understand each other’s countries, business practices and culture. This gives students an edge when it comes to international opportunities. Students of SDMIMD have the enriching educational opportunity of participating in foreign exchange programmes. SDMIMD has collaborated with high-profile, international management institutes of repute to conduct Student Exchange Programmes every year for an understanding of management from an international perspective. 

SDMIMD has Student Exchange Programs with the Texas A&M University, USA; Shanghai University, China; University of Bordeaux, France; ESC Pau, France; University of Montevideo, Uruguay; Abu Dhabi University, UAE; British University in Dubai; Heilbronn University, Germany; Universidad EAN, Colombia, Suramerica; National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan; Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Colombia; Business Analytics Institute, Europe; EAE Business School, Spain; La Rochelle Business School, France & Montpellier Business School, France. Every year, students can opt to study for one term at either of the above Institutes. Such students are put through a selection process, which also includes an interview. Various parameters like academic performance, performance in extra-curricular and co-curricular activities are taken into consideration to draw up the final list of candidates to study in the foreign universities.

2018-19 so far

International Symposium 2019

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On January 7, 2019, SDMIMD organized an International Symposium for the faculty and students from the Mays Business School, Texas A&M University. The symposium inaugural talk was delivered by Dr. Julian Gaspar, Clinical Professor and the Head of the Centre for International Business Studies at the Texas A & M University as the distinguished Chief Guest. In his opening remarks, Dr. Julian Gaspar expressed his views on the changing face of international business which is an aftermath of Brexit and the political risks which potentially every nation has been facing.  

The program commenced with Dr. Neetu Ganapathy, Associate Professor, SDMIMD, Mysuru, providing an overview of the program. Dr. N. R. Parasuraman, Director SDMIMD, Mysuru delivered the welcome address and spoke about the changes around the world which are impacting international business. 

The second session saw the knowledge of students from Mays Business School being put to test with a business quiz. This was followed by a series of games aimed at team building. In the afternoon session, Kalanubhav, the cultural wing of SDMIMD, showcased the best of Indian culture to the visiting team. The students of Texas University also used this platform to exhibit their talent. The program concluded with a ceremony to felicitate the visitors. 

Student Exchange Programs with 15 International Universities

SDMIMD has entered into MOUs with 15 leading overseas Business Schools for various areas of collaboration. The following is the list

Texas A&M University, USA; Shanghai University, China; University of Bordeaux, France; ESC Pau, France;  University of Montevideo, Uruguay; Abu Dhabi University, UAE; British University in Dubai; Heilbronn University, Germany; Universidad EAN, Colombia, Suramerica; National Sun Yat-sen University, Taiwan; Universidad Sergio Arboleda, Colombia; Business Analytics Institute, Europe; EAE Business School, Spain; La Rochelle Business School, France & Montpellier Business School, France.

23 students will go to the universities shown below as part of this arrangement in 2018-19 

  • Mays Business School, Texas A & M University, USA  –  4 students
  • University of BORDEAUX, France – 4 students
  • University of PAU, France – 4 students
  • National Sun Yat-sen University, TAIWAN – 4 students
  • University of Heilbronn, Germany – 3 students
  • University of EAE, Barcelona, Spain – 2 students
  • University of EAE, Madrid, Spain – 2 students

Dr. Sugant on FEP to University of Montevideo

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Dr Sugant had delivered a course on “Doing Business in Emerging Markets” for the second year students of Executive MBA of University of Montevideo, Uruguay in November 2018. The course was an elective course offered by the University in Term 6 by Dr. Sugant as a part of Faculty Exchange Program (FEP) between SDMIMD and University of Montevideo. The course was attended by seventeen executives in mid/ senior management level  with work experience of 5-20 years and working in diverse organisations.

The key objective of the course was to expose participants to the exciting business opportunities in emerging markets and how they can spot and evaluate these opportunities. The course also helped the participants to understand the specific organisational strategies MNCs pursue in emerging markets. Most importantly, the course also provided a ring-side view of India – its industry, political climate and business opportunities.

The course was received very well by the participants and the program received excellent feedback.

Prof. Mohamed Minhaj on FEP to Business Analytics Summer School at Bayonne, France

Prof. Mohamed Minhaj was invited as a resource person for the Business Analytics Summer School held at Bayonne, France from 2nd to 11th July, 2018 . The 10-day accredited program with 4 ECTS credits was organized by Business Analytics Institute, France and IAE Pau-Bayonne. The other resource persons for the program were Dr. Davy Cielen, Managing Partner of the Maiton Consulting Group (London), Prof. Jean-Pierre NEVEU, Professor, Pau-Pays del’AdourUniversity, in Bayonne, France and Dr.  Lee SCHLENKER, Principal, Business Analytics Institute, France.