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Oct. 13, 2008
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EMU's College of Business to offer dual MBA program with top India business school

YPSILANTI —Eastern Michigan University’s College of Business has signed a partnership with Xavier Institute of Management in Bhubaneswar, India, to offer a dual master of business administration (MBA) program. 

Under the agreement, Xavier students will complete eight courses at Xavier and eight courses at EMU, and receive an MBA degree from both institutions.

“We are extremely pleased to be partnering with a ‘Top 10’ business school in India to offer a dual MBA program,” COB Dean David Mielke said. “Xavier students will have a tremendous competitive advantage in the job market in India because of our program. This agreement further advances our college’s international initiatives.”

Xavier students who transfer four of their courses and take a full academic year of courses at EMU are expected to complete both MBAs in three years or less.

“We are excited to form a partnership with one of America’s premier business colleges to further enhance the education of our business students,” said P. T. Joseph, SJ, director, Xavier Institute of Management. “We feel this new partnership embraces the best ideals of both institutions.”

Founded in 1987, Xavier Institute of Management is ranked No. 3 among private business schools and No. 8 of all business schools in India according to Outlook magazine of India (Sept. 29). Each year, Xavier receives 18,000 applications and interviews 1,000 students for 120 open positions. The first students are expected to take classes at EMU in fall 2010. Visit ximb.ac.in/ximb for more information.

EMU’s College of Business has been ranked among the “Best Business Schools” five straight years, according to The Princeton Review. The college hosts the nation’s only Ethos Week each year in March and is also the first to create an “Ethos Statement” and “Ethos Honor Society.” Visit cob.emich.edu for more information.

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