Prof. Krishna Kumar Narayanan, Ph.D.

Joint Director's Message

Welcome to GITAM School of International Business (GSIB). GSIB, a Business School with a legacy of more than two decades in the sphere of educating stake-holders in the area of International Business, has a strong track record of teaching, training, research and consulting. At a time when businesses are getting internationalized and even startups are being conceptualized with scalable international operations, the need for managers to run international businesses needn’t be over-emphasized. All the factors of production have become mobile or have lost relevance of geographical / economical borders. Hence conducting and managing business internationally had to be learnt germane to the economic environment. There lies the importance of educating ‘wanna-be- managers’ in ‘International Business’.

The Flagship Program of MBA (International Business) and the differentiated programmes we have created viz., MBA (International Banking & Finance), MBA (Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management) and PGDBA / Modular MBA (Business Analytics) in a completely choice-based credit system (CBCS) format, with bouquet of electives which include electives offered by Burgundy School of Business at Dijon, (France) and International University of Paris at Paris (France), give ample choice to the students to choose subjects of their choice. The learning opportunity is further invigorated by the right pedagogy spanning Cases, Projects, Activities and many learning-by-doing initiatives. Grooming the students in terms of aptitude and attitude runs as a fulcrum in all our interventions. The different tracks, including the one in entrepreneurship helps the students to focus as per their career aspirations. The Business Incubator GSIB-RenB within the campus, adds Philip to the students with entrepreneurial streak through mentoring and support. It is now up to the students to explore all the faculty have to offer and satiate their unquenchable thirst for managerial success. I have great pleasure in welcoming you all to the abode of learning and experience the wonderful learning environment at GSIB.