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The Wharton school at the University of Pennsylvania and the Indian School of Business, in Hyderabad, have tied the knot on a joint research initiative to further encourage faculty from the two schools to work together.

The two schools have also renewed their formal commitment for Wharton faculty to teach on ISB’s postgraduate programme and executive education short courses, contribute to curriculum development and help initiate a faculty development programme for ISB. From Wharton’s point of view, ISB will serve as a platform for increasing exposure in Asian business issues and ISB will also help the US school in the development of course materials relevant to the region. This formal agreement will run for a further five years.

”ISB has benefited a great deal from its association with Wharton especially in designing our curriculum and in getting the active support of leading faculty members,” according to dean M. Rammohan Rao. “I look forward to their continued participation and guidance and hope that together we will be able to develop a substantial body of research materials pertaining to Asian businesses.”



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