The move comes in the wake of XLRI’s attempt to make its curriculum more suitable for catering to the global market.
“In the rapidly changing global business environ- ment, globalisation is the need of the hour. Hence, the need for B-schools to provide their students with a global outlook towards manage-ment. Realising the importance of this, XLRI has been taking rapid strides to make its curriculum truly global and provide its students with a real feel of international management,” said Vineet Jain, secretary of International Student Exchange Programme.
The tie-up would help students of both B-schools through exchange educational programmes. A faculty exchange programme between the two institutes would also be possible.
Ranked as one of the top-ranked B-schools, Bordeaux is among one of the oldest business schools in France.
Another motive behind the tie-up is to provide competent managers to the Indian corporate world.
Moreover, several joint research joint research projects as well as degree programmes with the B-school would also be initiated through this joint venture.
“As part of the international student exchange programme, XLRI is planning to send 26 students this year to various B-schools to spend a term abroad, covering six countries spread across two continents,” said Jain.
This is the highest so far recorded by the B-school in its almost 50-year-old history.
While the tie ups are giving XLRI a chance to expand in the global scenario, the move will also help promote cross cultural learning and international co-operation among both Indian as well as foreign management students.