In 2016, the new Hyderabad campus for the Schulich School of Business MBA in India program officially opened its doors, the latest step in Schulich’s pioneering commitment to become one of the world’s leading transnational business schools.
Sept. 26, 2016 – The high-tech campus, which features a videoconferencing link to Schulich’s Toronto campus, is part of a recent twinning arrangement between York University’s Schulich School of Business and GMR School of Business, an educational initiative of GMR Varalakshmi Foundation of the GMR Group, India’s leading infrastructure enterprise.
The 20,000-sq.-ft. facility and grounds are near the airport in Hyderabad, India’s fourth-largest city and home to thriving financial services, IT, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors. The Hyderabad facility has space to significantly expand the size of Schulich’s MBA in India program in future years.
At the opening ceremony, attended by York University President and Vice-Chancellor Mamdouh Shoukri and several Indian and Canadian dignitaries, Dean Dezsö J. Horváth pointed out that the Schulich School of Business’ ties to India stretch back more than 20 years, with the initiation of exchange partner agreements with a number of India’s leading management schools during the early 1990s.
“This new Hyderabad facility, developed through our partnership with GMR School of Business, will help us extend our global footprint in one of the world’s major markets,” Horváth said. “We are delighted to be expanding our global footprint here, in a region of India that is fast becoming one of the new hubs of the 21st century global economy.”