IIM-A considering to start regular MBA programme in Bhutan

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IIM Ahmedabad LogoIndia’s most prestigious management institute, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A), in its commitment to spread quality management education beyond boundaries,  is considering a proposal to offer its flagship regular program in Bhutan.

IIM-A Director Samir Barua, in an interview said, “There is a proposal from Bhutan to start a regular MBA programme there. We are looking at that but we don’t know how sustainable it would be?”

“Bhutan’s contention is that if we start the programme there, it may attract students from other countries as well like Pakistan, Thailand and Bangladesh,” he said.

Impressed with Bhutan’s enthusiasm, Barua said, The tiny Himalayan nation is creating an infrastructure that shall house a whole lot of facilities, from where academic programmes can be started.

“They are saying we need not get associated with the university there, but we can continue to be whatever we are in India and offer similar programmes in Bhutan.”

“If all works out well, then it shall be an outreach program from our side. It will not be an MBA at IIM- Ahmedabad, but it shall be an MBA offered by IIM-A in Bhutan,” Barua said.

IIM-Ahmedabad has already started first of its kind two week general management programme in Bhutan. It is scheduled to start a second two-week program in general management education from January.