The PGPEX students are required to undertake an international immersion module as a part of the curriculum. This module provides an opportunity to the students to work in a group in a cross-cultural environment and learn how to address business issues.
Apart from academic sessions, at international business schools, our international immersion programme includes company visits and networking. No separate fees are payable by the students for this module. The Institute takes care of airfare, accommodation, visa and medical insurance charges. Expenses for food are also subsidized.
International Immersion Program @ Germany
Twenty-five students from the current batch went through this program for two weeks at Mannheim Business School, Germany. This Immersion program was based on the theme "Doing Business in Germany". The course was designed to develop an understanding about the economic, cultural, and geopolitical drivers behind Germany’s growth as the leader of European economy. The sessions were conducted by eminent faculty with focus on European economic integration, international business management with German perspective, and marketing and operational strategies of European businesses. The industrial visits to European Central Bank, M/s Hager, M/s Kleemann and M/s Karcher gave the students an insight into business strategies, organizational culture, level of technological adoptions and innovative approaches that these organizations employ to resolve complex organizational challenges.
International Immersion Program @ US
This year, twenty-three Students attended the immersion program - "US Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship” at Michael G. Foster School of Business at the University of Washington. Classroom sessions were a blend of lectures, case analysis & discussions. Building upon skills in Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Analytics & Strategy, was the key focus of the sessions. Visits to few of the prominent fortune 500 companies - Paccar, Boeing and Starbucks equipped students with a close view of the operations and gave an opportunity to interact with employees and leaders to learn how these companies are generating competitive advantages by developing customer centric strategies, adopting leaner and agile manufacturing practices and introducing technological innovations.
International Immersion Program @ UK
This was the first time that Strathclyde Business School, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK (only Triple Accredited business school in Scotland) participated in the immersion program. Twenty students of PGPEX visited the Business School. The visits to the headquarters of Royal Bank of Scotland, Gogarburn and the Clydesdale Bank, Glasgow helped the students to understand the strategic changes and organizational restructuring of banks post the 2008 financial meltdown. Students also learnt how the customer centric digital solutions are being developed in response to the changing banking regulations in U.K. Industrial visits were organised to Babcock International at Rosyth Business Park, one of the largest waterside manufacturing facilities in UK and to Scottish Power’s Cruachan Power Station, an engineering marvel inside a hollow mountain. During study tours/visits students also had the chance to explore the culture and history of Scotland on their visit to the Edinburgh Festival and a day-tour of Loch Lomond, Stirling Castle and Glengoyne Whisky Distillery.