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Trans-Global Executive MBA Program (T-GEMBA) students from Saint Mary School of Economics and Business Administration, California, USA

2016 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011

The Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai Institute of Management Studies and Research, Navi Mumbai proudly hosts visiting staff and students from Saint Mary’s School of Economics and Business Administration, California, USA every year as part of the ongoing Trans-Global Executive MBA Program (T-GEMBA).

The Pillai Group of Institutions is at the forefront of creating collaborations with international companies to enhance education in India. Since 2006, students from Pillai Group of Institutions have visited the US every year for the exciting opportunity to learn about business culture and strategy from the heart of Silicon Valley. In return, American students from St. Mary’s School of Economics and Business Administration travel to India every year to learn more about the country’s emerging role and aspiring plans for influencing the future world order. Both parties of students benefit hugely from being exposed to various international practices giving them more insight and understanding into the growth story of an emerging economy.

The Trans-Global Executive MBA Program (T-GEMBA) cross cultural business studies program takes place over six days every year at the Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus, New Panvel, Navi Mumbai. In recent years, the T-GEMBA group has partnered with the Pillai Institute of Management Studies and Research (PiMSR) in various community service projects as part of the SSOSERVMAN (Social Service Management) Program in collaboration with Balprafulta, Creative Handicrafts and Mahatma Night Degree College. These projects are the opportunity for the incoming American students to share their expertise in areas such as business management. The T-GEMBA group made a study of certain operational issues, gift-giving and financing issues, logistics questions and strategic issues affecting social welfare organizations in Mumbai so they may share the results and subsequent business strategies.

During their visit to India, the incoming students were given a tour of some slum areas so they could meet and interact with some of the families living there. Students were also given the chance to visit orphanages and organizations run for the welfare of disadvantaged or widowed women. The students then provided a free of cost advisory project report and presentation on the specific areas investigated in the involved organizations.

Furthermore, the T-GEMBA exchange program included informative company visits and lectures from internationally acclaimed organisations including Tata Consultancy Services, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Reserve Bank of India and National Stock Exchange Limited. The program has been specially designed to give all participants a deeper understanding of the practices and disciplines followed by international Indian companies. Lecture series subjects include ‘Entrepreneurship and Turnaround Strategies’ and are presented by top business leaders.

As part of the T-GEMBA cultural exchange program, each visit is concluded with a rich display of indian cultural traditional dances and music for our foreign visitors to get a taste for the rich culture of India and for all to enjoy. The T-GEMBA programme is an integrated, practice-based and innovative degree programme offering the chance to learn about non-profit organizations management techniques as well as operational and organizational issues affective to this sector of the world economy.


Student Exchange Programme to Saint Mary’s College of California 2016.

Student Exchange Programme to Saint Mary’s College of California 2015.

Student Exchange Programme to Saint Mary’s College of California 2011-14.

International Exchange Program with St. Mary’s College of Economics and Business, Moraga, California, USA – February, 2012

PiMSR Students visit to St. Mary’s USA – February 2012

usa1Saint Mary’s College of California, for the sixth year in a row, played hosts once again to the students from Pillai Group of Institutions who went on a fortnight long visit to San Francisco in February 2012. The theme of the program was “American Business and Global Financial Markets” and consisted of lectures by prominent academicians and subject experts as well as field trips and industry visits to some of the top companies in Silicon Valley.

The students got a glimpse into the culture and business environment of America and got a perspective of the strategies followed by American business. Students were taken to Federal Reserve Bank of India, Adobe, Genentech, Goodwill industries, Kimpton Hotels and had many more company visits.

usa2Leading subject experts delivered lectures on topics ranging from 21st century leadership, base business models at the bottom of the pyramid to stock markets, hedge funds among others.

Our students put up a cultural show at the farewell dinner organized by Saint Mary’s College. At the end of their schedule in Saint Mary’s the students were taken to a two day fun trip Los Angeles.

The students had an enriching educational experience and came back with some wonderful memories of their trip to the US.

2016 | 2014 | 2013 | 2011