Celtic Tiger to take inspiration from Indian Tiger

MBA students at Institute of Technology, Tralee travel to India

INSTITUTE of Technology, Tralee Master of Business Administration programme (MBA), has selected India Celtic Tiger to take inspiration from Indian Tiger for its first international assignment.  With several eminent economists predicting India could become the second largest economy in the world after the United States and China in coming decades â¿¿ this overseas trip will provide invaluable knowledge to these MBA students.

On 1, March, 2008, 16 MBA students will travel to Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad (MICA) in Gujerat, and to Mumbai for an intensive seven day fact-finding mission.  The aim of the visit, which will comprise a series of lectures, field trips and meetings, is to provide the postgraduates with an understanding of the Indian economy and the factors that are contributing to its development and success. 

Students will also look at emerging business opportunities in India and how an Irish company could brand and market a product or service in India.  In addition to learning about Indian business culture, students will meet existing international corporations to see how they are operating.  Highlights of the visit include:

Industry visits - Ahmedabad

Developmental sector - SEWA - Self Employed Women's Association - http://www.sewa.org/
Manufacturing sector - Zydus Cadila - www.zyduscadila.com (a global pharmaceutical company)
Industry visits Mumbai

IT sector - Novell India Ltd - www.novell.com (software solutions)
Service sector - Mudra / www.mudra.com  (brand communications)
Retailers association of India / http://www.rai.net.in/
IT, Tralee President, Michael Carmody says: ⿿The international assignment is giving students a real chance not just to consider the themes of development and globalisation in the class but actually experience it and discuss the issue with businesses and organisations in India.⿝

This is a huge learning opportunity for our MBA students and will give them a competitive-edge in their MBA programme.⿝

For More Information:

Brita Lyons, IT, Tralee : 066 719 1705 / brita.lyons@staff.ittralee.ie

Brita Lyons
Marketing Officer
Institute of Technology, Tralee
DDI +353 66 719 1705