An official release reported that, one of the programmes would be for students enrolled at IIM-Lucknow while other for working professionals in India. Ultimately, Kelley and IIM-Lucknow plan to partner to deliver a graduate degree programme on business analytics, similar to what is already offered at IU.
The Dean of Kelley school of Business Dan Smith said “This business school is on the cutting edge in the rapidly growing field of business analytics. The IIM Lucknow is widely recognized as being among the finest business schools in India and the world indeed.
The Director of IIM Lucknow said “Information systems and business analytics is a very strong area at Kelley”. He also said that their experience in developing programmes successfully, particularly working closely with US and multinational companies which have operations around the world, including India, which is more impressive.
The Bond between the faculty and students of Kelley Schools to India already were extensive. Of the more than 850 Indian students enrolled at IU, about 400 are enrolled in Kelley's graduate and Undergraduate programmes.