Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad
Recognized as one of the best management institutes in India and the world, the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad, better known as IIMA, brings together great minds, nurtures talent and educates Leaders of Enterprises. Initially mentored by Harvard Business School, IIMA has carved a niche over the last 50 years – and is now one of the top Global B-Schools. As per the latest ranking by the Economist, IIMA is the no. 1 School in the world on the parameter of opening up new career opportunities for students. As per Financial Times’ Global MBA Ranking 2017, IIMA is no. 3 in the world on the parameter of the career progression of its alumni.
The international week at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, is designed to help students at our partner institutions to gain a rich understanding of the business opportunities that exist in India. You will also receive an overview of social, political, and cultural determinants of the Indian business environment and the paradox of modernity combined with centuries old traditions of Indian society and culture.
Vastrapur, Ahmedabad 380015, Gujarat, INDIA
Professor Sunil Sharma
Professor of Business Policy Area
Chairperson, Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)
+91 79 6632 4954
Manager, Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives (PGPX)
+91 79 6632 4448
Phone: +91-79-66323456 / 26308357
- Introduction to India: Nationhood, Recent Economic and Political Events; Business Climate
- Indian Economy
- Indian Financial System
- Indian Social Policies
- Indian Legal Systems
- Indian Pharma and Healthcare Sector
- Indian Entrepreneurship: Success Stories and Opportunities
- Understanding India and Indian Culture, etc.
1. Industrial Visits
2. Interaction with Industry Leaders and Students at IIMA
3. Cultural Visits and Outings
- Saturday, September 16, 2017: Programme Inauguration
Evening: Welcoming the participants and ice-breaking activities by Prof. Arvind Sahay followed by the welcome dinner at a traditionally designed restaurant.
- Sunday, September 17, 2017:
Morning: Heritage Walk— a walk through historical and cultural heritage of the city
Afternoon: Introduction to India: Nationhood, Recent Economic and Political Events by Prof. Arvind Sahay.
- Monday, September 18, 2017:
Morning: Class -1 — Understanding the Indian Culture and the Indian Consumer by Prof. Arvind Sahay
Class -2 — Understanding the Distribution and Logistics System by Prof. Saral Mukherjee and Prof. Arvind Sahay
Afternoon: Group Activity: Doing Hands on Market Research on a product / firm to be selected (likely to be from tea / ice cream / textiles)
- Tuesday, September 19, 2017:
Morning: Presentation followed by two consecutive classes on Indian Pharma and Healthcare Sector by Prof. Piyush Sinha & Prof. Arvind Sahay
Afternoon: Industry Visit: Zydus Cadila, fourth largest pharmaceutical company in India
- Wednesday, September 20, 2017:
Morning: Visit Debrief followed by two consecutive classes Indian Economic Model and the Cooperative Sector by Prof. Arvind Sahay and Prof. Ravindra Dholakia
Afternoon: Industry Visit: Amul, an Indian dairy cooperative
- Thursday, September 21, 2017:
Morning: Class -1 — Visit Debrief and Foreign Investment and the Legal System in India by Prof. Arvind Sahay and Prof. Anurag Agarwal
Class -2 — the Financial System in India and Implications for Doing Business by Prof. Jayanth Varma / Prof. Joshy Jacob
Afternoon: Panel of Foreign Investors in India – Investing and Operating in India (Global CMO SC Johnson and Country Head, SC Johnson and one other company TBC)
- Friday, September 22, 2017:
Morning: Two consecutive classes on Entrepreneurship in India: 1. Scale, Scope, Trends 2. Eco-system and 3. Challenges by Prof. Amit Karna and Prof. Sunil Sharma.
Afternoon: Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship
- Saturday, September 23, 2017: Optional Activities
Visit to Gandhi Ashram / Adalaj Step-well, Local Shopping etc.
His research interests are in the areas of organization capabilities, strategic decision making, strategy implementation, management consulting, and strategic innovation. Professor Sunil Sharma has earned a Fellow (Ph.D) in Business Policy from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from UP Technical University.
Professor Arvind Sahay
Arvind Sahay is Professor of Marketing and International Business, Professor MN Vora Chair in Marketing and Entrepreneurship and Head, India Gold Policy Centre at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. Professor Sahay’s areas of interest include marketing strategy, pricing, high tech marketing, international trade and investment, strategic management, brand management, neuroscience, consumer behaviour and decision making, valuation, Doing Business in India and sales and distribution management.
In addition to being an outstanding teacher, researcher and consultant with extensive experience in industry as a manager and as a consultant and corporate trainer, Professor Sahay have held leadership positions in academia as Dean (Alumni & External Relations) (2013-16) and Chairperson (PGPX) (2007-09). Also he is appointed as Head, India Gold Policy Centre at IIMA from March 2016. Starting October 2016, Professor Sahay is also the Chair, Asia Pacific Region of Partnership in Management (PIM), a consortium of 63 top business schools from around the world. Recently he is also appointed as the Professor MN Vora Chair in Marketing and Entrepreneurship.Professor Arvind Sahay has earned Ph.D in Marketing Strategy & International Business from The University of Texas at Austin, a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Ahmedabad and Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur. He has been a visiting faculty at the Mason School of at the College of William and Mary (USA), University of Texas at Austin (USA), IIM Lucknow, Asian Institute of Technology, (Vietnam), Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria (South Africa), SP Jain Institute of Management Research (Singapore, Dubai), Retail Alliance (Dubai) and Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
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