Brandeis International Business School

The India Initiative cultivates new bonds between the United States and India, harnessing each country's distinctive strengths in academics, business, economics and politics to facilitate unique collaborations and foster cultural understanding.

Leadership Team

Reuben Auspitz 
Reuben Auspitz

Former Executive Vice President, Manning & Napier

Kathryn Graddy

Kathryn Graddy

Dean, Brandeis International Business School

Debarshi Nandy
Debarshi Nandy

Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Professor of Global Finance, Brandeis International Business School

Debarshi Nandy
Sanjay Sachdev

Chairman, ZyFin Holdings

Faculty & Research

Stephen Cecchetti

Stephen Cecchetti, Rosen Family Chair in International Finance in the International Business School, specializes in monetary policy, banking and financial regulation.

Cecchetti co-authored Banking the Masses: 2018 Edition, for which he continued his research on how universal access to financial services and encouraging their use promotes economic development around the globe.

Katy Graddy

In an article for Business World Magazine, Dean Kathryn Graddy discusses challenges and opportunities facing students from India. 


University Partnerships

Academic Programs

Brandeis International Business School partners with the S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) in Mumbai for a three-semester dual degree program. The program has a June intake for students pursuing MBA and MA degrees, and an expanded January intake that includes the MSF and MSBA programs.

Read about the first cohort

The International Business School also has a relationship with IIM Calcutta.

Hassenfeld Overseas Immersion Program

Every year, more than two dozen graduate students are selected via a rigorous application process to immerse themselves in the culture and dynamism of countries including India as part of the Hassenfeld Overseas Immersion Program.

Before the trip, students will engage in a half-semester module to introduce them to the complexities of Indian politics, history, business, society and culture. During their travels, select company visits highlight techonoly, innovation, and finance sectors.

Past Events

People speaking to each other at the event.

International A.I. Night

Experts discussed the rise of artificial intelligence in India, China and Israel, held office hours and networked with current students at the event, sponsored by the Asper Center for Global Entrepreneurship.

Two men fist bumping during the event.

Smart Fifty Competition

Sixteen startup companies with ties from Massachusetts to California presented their transformational ideas, designed to address India’s biggest socio-economic challenges.


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