Xavier University Bhubaneswar (XUB), India, and emlyon business school, France, have jointly created this unique global business school, whose aim is to offer entrepreneurial opportunities and a unique experience of global education in India.
The Xavier brand unquestionably stands for quality. Xavier University’s identity is characterized by its philosophy of "Inspiring Futures" by offering both a classical business education as well as exploring new, lesser-known paths. According to Dr. (Prof.) Father Paul Fernandes, Vice Chancellor of Xavier University Bhubaneswar, “XAVIER-EMLYON Business School will benefit from this tradition and what is more, it will inspire future generations of students to act as agents of change in the world, and for the world”.
This is why the partnership with emlyon business school, a world-class French business school driven by entrepreneurship, innovation and humanism, is particularly coherent. emlyon business school belongs to the 1% of business schools in the world to have received three international accreditations: AACSB, Equis and AMBA.
In terms of business education programs, XAVIER-EMLYON Business School will offer a competitive and innovative 4 Year Global BBA (GBBA) that will put Indian education at par with international standards that require students to have sixteen years of continuous study to qualify for master’s degree programs worldwide.
This selective 4 Year Global BBA will be taught by the international faculties of partner institutes in India and France. XAVIER-EMLYON Business School will join a network spanning three continents and the students of the 4-year Global BBA will study for a full year at one of the emlyon business school’s international campuses (Lyon, Paris and St Etienne – France; Shanghai – China; Casablanca- Morocco).
XAVIER-EMLYON Business School offers a 2 Year Global MBA/MSc. in management with a focus on innovation, design thinking, and action learning to give students with work experience, the confidence to evolve in high-stakes, high-pressure solution-driven global environments. Students of this program will spend their first year in Bhubaneswar and their second year in France, immersed in innovative teaching programs that include simulations, learning by doing and action-based learning workshops.
XAVIER-EMLYON Business School students will take advantage of the new Xavier University campus in Bhubaneswar that will showcase the school’s highly innovative and visionary education. The students will be challenged, inspired and encouraged to drive change in the uncertain world of business.
A joint research center at XAVIER-EMLYON Business School will publish collaborative world-class intellectual contributions in the field of entrepreneurship, more specifically in social innovation, frugal innovation, social entrepreneurship and family business. An incubator, seen as an important part of the DNA of XAVIER-EMLYON Business School, will be launched by the end of the first academic year.
As Pr. Bernard Belletante, Dean and CEO of Emlyon business school puts it, “XAVIER-EMLYON Business School will offer a complete and unique experience for students, combining Xavier University’s and emlyon’s quality, expertise and international networks. Our two communities are very proud to engage in this truly innovative Indian-French partnership”.