Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad Ahmedabad (IIMA) has entered into a faculty exchange programme with the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business. Founded in 1954, the University of Virginia Darden School of Business offers executive education and MBA programmes to develop leadership
Under the programme, Darden's Tayloe Murphy International Fellowships will bring young IIMA faculty to Darden for a month to further develop their case-teaching and case-writing skills.
The Darden School has international partnerships with 22 leading business schools. In India, Darden is also an active partner of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad and XLRI (Xavier Labour Relations Institute) School of Business and Human Resources of Jamshedpur.
"We believe that this relationship between two strong global business schools - Darden and IIMA - will provide immediate benefits to both schools and offer significant opportunities well into the future," says Peter Rodriguez, Darden's associate dean for international affairs and director of Darden's Tayloe Murphy Center International , which provides international opportunities for students and executives and develops research and educational programs to enhance understanding of international issues.
IIMA has international student exchange programmes with more than 50 leading business schools across continents. IIMA partners with nearly 10 leading B-schools in North America, including the Columbia Business School, New York; University of Texas, Austin; and the Fisher College of Business, Ohio State University, to name a few.
"By linking our two strong programs together, Darden and IIMA solidify a linkage that will foster student exchange, joint case-writing and research and a future of closer connections between the best students and faculty anywhere," says Rodriguez.