International

St. Joseph’s Institute of Management Bangalore currently has memoranda of understanding with three foreign universities:

A. Seattle University (Albers School of Business and Economics), USA
B. Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan, R.O.C.
C. University of Central Oklahoma (UCO), USA

Through these MoUs, we facilitate academic and research exchanges and collaborations for our students and faculty.

For more details, click on the name of the collaboration you wish to learn more about.

Purpose:
To promote cultural, educational and scientific cooperation through direct contact and collaboration among students, faculty and staff.

Joint Activities Conducted:
1. Working in Virtual Teams: SJIM and the Albers School jointly conducted a business plan competition in which students from both schools worked collaboratively in virtual teams to develop a sustainable business plan to solve the problems of Bangalore’s garbage collection and disposal. A three-member European panel of judges (consisting of a venture capitalist, an entrepreneurial network founder, and a UN official) shortlisted the finalists. The finalists were judged by an eminent four-member panel of Indian judges. Read more about the competition here.

2. Immersion program in Seattle: Six students from SJIM participated in an Immersion Program to the Albers School in June 2018. Our students were exposed to the culture and workplace environment in the United States, and thereby made more aware of the global scenario of businesses. The students lived in an American university dormitory; they interacted with Albers’ students and faculty, participated in joint academic activities, and so on. They visited the global headquarters of Microsoft, Boeing and Starbucks, and interacted with managers and even vice presidents. Read more about their experiences here.

3. Affiliate Faculty: Dr. Caren Rodrigues was approved as an affiliate faculty member of the Albers School to further improve collaborations between the faculty of the two schools.

Purpose:
To promote academic exchange and cooperation through the exchange of academic material, the exchange of faculty, students and researchers for the purpose of teaching, study and academic research, and through the organization of academic conferences on issues of mutual concern.

Implementation:
This MoU was signed in early 2018, and is still in its infancy. An international conference on social enterprises and sustainability, hosted at SJIM, is likely to be the first joint activity organized by our two schools of business.

Student Internships. Under our partnership, up to 4 students from SJIM visit UCO for a two-month long Internship Program with the university. In 2017-18, two students from SJIM, Astran and Vivian, stayed at UCO and took up research topics under the joint guidance of SJIM and UCO Professors.