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New Business Program with Institute in India

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Global MBA Program Expands to India

Teaneck, NJ (November 25, 2002) --- A joint MBA in global management has been established between Fairleigh Dickinson University and the Institute of Management Technology (IMT) in Ghazibad, India, near New Delhi.

IMT was established in 1980 and ranks among the top business schools in India.

This new agreement, which meets the standards of AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business and has accredited the University’s Silberman College of Business, allows IMT students to study for six months in India and earn at least 24 credits. This initial segment is followed by five months of study at Fairleigh Dickinson, where the student earns 21 credits. Then, a business internship of six months will be arranged by Fairleigh Dickinson and the students complete the degree with two final courses in India.

FDU President J. Michael Adams signed the agreement in India with Ashok Ghosh, director of IMT and Kamal Nath, who is the president of the IMT board of governors, member of Parliament and general secretary of the Indian National Congress.

The first FDU faculty member who will teach in India is the associate dean of FDU’s Silberman College of Business, Dr. Govindasami Naadimuthu. He also will serve as the college’s academic representative for the program.

Courses at IMT will begin in August, 2003 and at Fairleigh Dickinson in Februrary, 2004.

"This partnership will help further our global mission," says Irwin Isquith, assistant provost for global relations. "Providing a global education means preparing people to function in an increasingly interdependent world and to succeed in a global economy." Programs like theses, he added, help students understand the world and expose them to different viewpoints. He expects that about 25 students will be accepted into the program in the first year and that "we hope to double the amount of students shortly."

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