A group of post-graduate students from the Calcutta Business School (CBS) in India came on a short-term mobility programme that focused on doing business overseas.
Calcultta Business School students with Dr Jason Turner at Macro Kiosk
Business has become increasingly global, but even when you live in one of the world’s most populous countries you need to spend time overseas understanding the international business environment. The Taylor’s Business School hosted a group of students from the Calcutta Business School (CBS) in India. CBS offers a 2-year full-time residential post-graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM). CBS is a private business school and its courses are offered on its campus near Kolkata. The students were brought over by two Associate Professors from CBS, Dr. Pinaki Ranjan Bhattacharyya and Dr. Kankana Mukhopadhyay.
The course comprised of lectures that ranged from sustainable supply chain management to business challenges and opportunities in a disruptive market. It also included getting off-campus, and the students went to visit Macro Kiosk, Asia’s leading mobile technology enabler. They are a company that specialises in enterprise mobility solutions and mobile payment services. The students also got to meet H.E. Maria Castillo Fernandez, the EU Ambassador to Malaysia. She was giving a Guest Lecture as part of the SHINE Distinguished Lecture Series, and she spoke about the various social, economic and political crises which exist today, and their implications for business.
In her previous role, she has been posted to India. The students commented that, they enjoyed the mix of theory and practice and in particular the visit to Macro Kiosk. They found it interesting and informative, and said that they were impressed with how the company has progressed to its strong position across Asia.
Dr Jason Turner, the leader of post-graduate programmes in the Taylor’s Business School said, “this was a pretty intensive course for the students. It was developed in such a way as to mix theory with application, and the site visits were designed to highlight and emphasise the points that had been discussed in the lectures” he went onto point out that “the students were a credit to their institution showing creativity and invention in their presentations on the future of mobile payments and the application of technology to enhance customer interactions. We wish the students well in the postgraduate studies and hope to run a similar short-course for students from CBS next year”.
Dr Pinaki Ranjan Bhattacharyya said, “we would like to thank Taylor’s for your enormous support, hospitality and cooperation extended to us and our students during our visit to your University” with Dr. Kankana Mukhopadhyay adding that, “We hope the relationship we have developed with Taylor's University during our visit will be further strengthened”.
The Taylor’s Faculty of Business and Law has also hosted a number of short-term groups from a variety of countries, such as business school educators from India, MBA students from Sri Lanka, and law students from the UK. To find out more about the Global Mobility options at Taylor’s University click here and for postgraduate courses in the Taylor’s Business School click here – (Global Matters 2017)