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In competitive markets that increasingly resemble a battle field, where do you, an aspiring business leader, find the much desirable shades of azure? The answer, as every MNC has acknowledged over the last decade, points to a young country that also happens to be one of the most robust economies in the world. India.


Emerging Opportunities in an Emerging Economy. The India Story. Over the last decade, the story of the Indian economy and its resilience has the world riveted. Leading economists suggest that India’s GDP will continue its steady rise of nearly 7% every year. This growth will reinforce India’s reputation of being an economic superpower and will continue inviting further investments from various business sectors. Also empowering India is its highly qualified work-force, which already forms a critical mass for companies with India on their growth plans. This talent and expertise has transcended across several industries, making India a hotbed for industrial development.

Greater living per life India’s global rise is matched by the improved quality of lifestyle in Indian cities. With a thriving economy, India’s booming urban development and its cultural diversity contribute to a high-quality lifestyle for locals and tourists alike.

INDIA IS THE LARGEST ENGLISH SPEAKING NATION IN THE WORLD INDIAN CONSUMER SPENDING WILL TOUCH USD 1.77 TRILLION BY 2025 DUE TO A JUMP IN ITS MIDDLE-CLASS POPULATION AND A RISE IN HOUSEHOLD INCOME BY 2020 THE INDIAN FILM MARKET IS BIGGER THAN THAT OF USA AND CANADA COMBINED INDIA WILL HAVE MORE MULTIPLEXES PER CITY THAN ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE WORLD

As a result, it has become imperative for a global executive like you to gain significant insights from the Indian market. So how do you get India to feature in a significant chapter of your own growth agenda?

INDIA IS THE BIGGEST CONSUMER OF TELEVISION SETS AND CABLE TV ABOUT 700-900 MILLION SQ.MTS OF COMMERCIAL AND RESIDENTIAL SPACE, OR A NEW CHICAGO, NEEDS TO BE BUILT EVERY YEAR IN INDIA 92% OF INDIA’S CONSUMPTION IS STILL ADDRESSED BY SHOPS THAT ARE ON AVERAGE 50 Sq.mts in area, STOCKING ON AVERAGE 350 SKUs INDIA IS ONE OF ONLY THREE COUNTRIES THAT MAKES SUPERCOMPUTERS, THE US AND JAPAN being THE OTHER TWO INDIA HAS THE WORLD’S YOUNGEST INTERNET POPULATION WITH 75 PER CENT OF ALL USERS UNDER THE AGE OF 35 YEARS

‘The ISB experience is a lot more than just what happens on campus; it is a much larger concept.’ Joseph A Hopper, Class of 2003

NEARLY 49% OF THE HIGH-TECH STARTUPS IN SILICON VALLEY AND WASHINGTON, D.C. ARE OWNED BY INDIANS OR INDIAN-AMERICANS


India’s global strides Over the next three years, one in four new recruits in the corporate world will be Indian

By 2020, India would have the largest work force in the world

India is responsible for nearly half the world’s outsourced services

Hyderabad now has more Grade-A offices than Singapore

India has the largest pool of Engineers, Scientists and Doctors in the world

India has the second largest pharmaceutical market

100 of the Fortune 500 companies have R&D facilities in India

India has contributed USD 9 Billion to IMF’s efforts in bailing out Europe

India has the second largest community of software developers after the USA India is currently the second biggest auto market

India has the second largest network of paved highways

India’s mobile subscriber base is expected to touch 1026.2 mILLION after first quarter of 2012

All the facts were compiled from various sources including, Business Insider, Rediff Business, Trak.in, Indiastat.com, About. com, Randomhistory.com, Vitalwave consulting, Knol.com, Economic Times, Business Standard.


The Indian School of Business The Indian School of Business was established in 2001 by like-minded industry leaders and academicians from around the world. With a mandate of grooming leadership talent for India and the world, in a little over a decade, the ISB has gained repute as a globally recognised B-School, besides becoming the first B-School in South-Asia to get accredited by AACSB. The ISB has a strong pool of research oriented resident faculty and invites high calibre international faculty from reputed business schools to participate in collaborative research and to teach in its various programmes, including the Post Graduate Programme in Management, the Post Graduate Programme in Management for Senior Executives, Fellow Programme in Management and Executive Education Programmes.

Two campuses. One Vision. The Indian School of Business imparts globally-relevant management education from two campuses - one in the south of India at Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh and the other in the north at Mohali, Punjab. Both the campuses integrate world-class academic and residential facilities that help create a perfect balance between the rigours of intense learning and a fun campus life.

‘Choosing the ISB was a leap of faith. I came with a western orientation and left with a global perspective focusing on emerging economies. India is heading towards the centre of the world, and I was there.’ Piero Guizzetti, Class of 2007


ADVANTAGE ISB ISB has consistently featured among the top 20 in the FT Global Rankings for B-Schools alongside institutions like Wharton, Harvard, London Business School and Sloan

The ISB faculty comprise eminent business thinkers and leaders, coming from leading B-Schools like Berkeley, Columbia University, Cornell, INSEAD, HKUST and Duke

Over 200 of the Fortune 500 companies have recruited students from ISB for key roles across the globe

Being multi-national, multi-ethnic and multi-cultural, with like-minded peers for company, the living experience at ISB’s student village is vibrant and enriching

the ISB offers excellent recreational facilities: a wellequipped gymnasium, swimming pool, tennis, basketball, badminton and squash courts, a football field and a jogging track

Student groups at the ISB are made up of exceptional achievers and professionals from diverse industry backgrounds, who create an ideal setting for a healthy exchange of knowledge


Indian School of Business, Gachibowli, Hyderabad - 500 032, India. Ph: +91 40 2318 7474/ 84, Fax: +91 40 2300 7099. www.isb.edu/pgp


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