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Deakin University, Australia, and O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU) announced that applications are open for Global B.Com. (Hons.) + B. Business + MBA (International) integrated program, a first of its kind in finance and business education in India, which grants students two undergraduate degrees and one postgraduate degree leveraging on the expertise of two internationally renowned universities. This program is announced under the Jindal and Deakin Education (JADE) Partnership, established in 2021 to offer innovative models of global education, training, and research for students in India.

This integrated program employs a unique 2+1+1.5 structure that assures savings of cost and time for students. Students of the program can begin their academic journey at Jindal School of Banking and Finance where they spend two years studying Global B.Com. (Hons.). After two years, upon completion of the course, students will be enrolled directly in the 3rd year of the Bachelor of Business (B. Business) program at Deakin University.

Students can then opt to continue to the master’s program where they will spend 1.5 years at Deakin University pursuing their postgraduate studies at the end of which they will graduate with the MBA (International) degree in addition to the two undergraduate degrees. The partnership will be coordinated through Deakin University’s South Asia office based in New Delhi and through JGU’s campus in Sonipat.

Professor Colin Higgins, Associate Dean, Faculty of Business and Law, Deakin University, joined Professor (Dr) Ashish Bharadwaj, Dean, Jindal School of Banking and Finance in an open house session to share information about the program and answer the questions of interested students. The virtual open house session was held virtually on 8th June and was well participated.

Speaking about the partnership, Professor Colin Higgins said, “There’s so much that binds India and Australia together and this partnership aims to set a benchmark for truly engaging transnational education. We have many international facets to Deakin and absolutely peak amongst those is the relationship with India which is now nearly three decades long and has become part of the identity of Deakin University.

Deakin Business School is an internationally accredited business school in the top 1% of business schools globally. We are one of only 150 schools worldwide to hold both AACSB and EQUIS accreditation. Indian students will benefit from The Global B.Com. (Hons.) + B. Business + MBA (International) integrated program through international exposure, industry-relevant curriculum, skill-based learning, global research, and work opportunities.”

“I am excited to present Global B.Com. (Hons.) – the first of its kind in India – that is tailored to meet the post-pandemic needs of evolving businesses. This program is the result of implementing the vision behind the landmark Jindal and Deakin Education (JADE) Partnership.

Under this remarkable pathway, you will have two highly sought-after undergraduate degrees and an MBA (International), which will help you become future leaders with enhanced international skills and a very evolved intercultural understanding of the world.

With more than 50% of the faculty at JSBF that have overseas experience or qualifications, JSBF is best suited to offer this innovative program in collaboration with Deakin, which is one of the most popular destinations for higher education in the world,” Professor (Dr) Ashish Bharadwaj.

Through this integrated program, students completing Global B.Com. (Hons.) + B. Business + MBA (International) will be eligible for post study work rights after studying 2.5 years in Australia.

For admission requirements, course curriculum and more information about the program, please visit https://jgu.edu.in/global-bcom-hons/

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