VISAKHAPATNAM : To bring international quality to the management programmes, particularly in MBA, GITAM University signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with 123-year-old Central Michigan University (CMU) in the US, and also discussed possible collaborations in teaching and research. Senior faculty from the CMU department of Economics and MBA programme director Debasish Chakraborty visited GITAM University Thursday and interacted with vice-chancellor G Subrahmanyam, pro vice-chancellor D Harinarayana and Institute of Management principal K Sivaramakrishna.
Debasish informed that they have revamped the curriculum with new subjects like business ethics, business analytics, data mining and leadership qualities. He also gave a briefing on the teaching patterns and mentioned that apart from classroom teaching they were encouraging MBA students to take part in online discussions and take up case studies. Debasish complimented GITAM for maintaining global standards in management education and felt that its students easily can comprehend the CMU teaching methodology. Subrahmanyam said that the University was closely observing the business world to introduce new courses from the ensuing academic year. The V-C mentioned that the varsity was planning to send its faculty to foreign universities to study new areas. The MoA between the GITAM and the CMU would give a new dimension to the MBA programme in India, he added.