New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Masters Union School of Business in Gurugram on Thursday announced that it has brought on board former Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Ltd. Managing Director Mukund Rajan and former Harvard Business School Professor Bhaskar Chakravorti as Founding Masters.
At MUSB, Rajan and Chakravorti will teach and engage with students on “How to be a Successful Brand Custodian” and “International Business” respectively.
Masters’ Union is a technology-focused new age business school led by veteran leaders, executives and businessmen. At present, the school has 26 such masters from different backgrounds.
Situated in Cybercity, Gurugram, it is set to start its first session from August 2020.
Masters’ Union School of Business will offer PGP-TBM (Post Graduate Programme in Technology and Business Management) which is a 16-month MBA equivalent programme.
“The aspect of the vision of the Masters’ Union that I identify with the most is the concept of learning in the context of real world problems. I do believe for business education to remain relevant we need to embed a discipline and a mindset of problem solving,” Chakravorti said on joining MUSB as a Founding Master.
“The only way to get your arms around a problem is to be proximate to where those problems are. One of the things I really like about the idea of Masters’ Union is that it is imbedded within the industry,” he said.
Chakravorti is the dean of global business at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in the US and founding executive director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context.
Additionally, Chakravorti also serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. In his previous stints, Chakravorti was a partner of McKinsey & Company, on the faculty of Harvard Business School and a distinguished scholar at MIT’s Legatum Center.
Rajan is a Rhodes Scholar and alumnus of Oxford University and Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He has held a number of senior executive positions through his 23 year career with the Tata group.
At present, Rajan is the Chairman of ECube Investment Advisors Pvt. Ltd., an Environment, Social and Governance (ESG)-focused investment platform.
Some of the other masters who will be teaching at Masters’ Union School of Business are Arun Maira (Former Chairman, Boston Consulting Group), Satish Krishnan (Former MD, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank), Rajiv Gulati (Former MD, Eli Lilly and Company), Elkana Ezekiel (Former CMO, Samsung Electronics), Shailaja Chandra (Former Chief Secretary, Govt. of Delhi), K Sujatha Rao (Former Health Secretary, Govt. of India), to a name few.