Colorado State University’s College of Business has signed an International Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with India’s Amity University to provide collaborative teaching and research opportunities for faculty and students.
The initiative will provide courses within CSU’s Online Professional Master of Business Administration degree program and graduate certificate programs to students at Amity using the College of Business’ renowned distance-delivery platform.
Amity University is a multi-campus private research university. This innovative partnership allows CSU’s College of Business to deliver its highly ranked MBA program to students in India, and supports the International MOU that CSU already in place with Amity.
“The collaboration with Amity provides the College of Business an important local partner in expanding its geographical reach while also meeting the important higher educational needs in India,” said Sanjay Ramchander, associate dean for academic programs in CSU’s College of Business. “Amity will pre-quality students into CSU’s MBA program and match the right students with the right program. CSU will focus on the academic program and experience. This will create a strong partnership between the two institutions.”
Dual degree program
The College of Business will deliver a dual degree program that allows students enrolled in Amity University to earn a degree from Colorado State University. The program will allow students to transfer credits from Amity into CSU’s Online MBA program.
Students from Amity will earn a majority of their MBA credits through CSU as part of the dual-degree program. A unique aspect of the MOU is that students will receive academic support from both CSU faculty and section coordinators and from faculty and tutors at their home institution. The College of Business will provide Amity students with academic support services, student orientation, academic advising and student retention, graduation planning and other related services.
Students from Amity will study exclusively online, but will have an option to attend a customized on-campus summer immersion program as an elective course.
“The College of Business is working diligently to build strong programs with international partners, which includes NIDA in Bangkok, Thailand, and Amity in India,” said Ramchander. “Students from both CSU and Amity will bring unique perspectives, world views and business insights that will enrich the classroom discussions and program objectives. Students will be able to learn from each other and enhance the international business experience that each student needs into today’s business world.”