Published: 01st July 2020
Want Shashi Tharoor as your prof? He will be teaching foundation courses at Masters’ Union School of Business
Dr Tharoor will teach a foundation course at the Masters’ Union which will draw from his experience as an eminent thinker, writer and administrator
Masters’ Union School of Business announced that Member of Parliament and renowned author, Dr Shashi Tharoor has joined the B-school as a Master. Dr Tharoor will teach a foundation course at the Masters’ Union which will draw from his experience as an eminent thinker, writer, administrator and one of the most revered political voices from India on the world stage. The course taught by Dr Tharoor will revolve around themes like diplomacy and communications. Dr Tharoor’s association with the Masters’ Union School of Business will give its students an opportunity to learn from his wide-ranging experience.
Some of the other distinguished parliamentarians who will also teach at the Masters’ Union School of Business include Dr Narendra Jadhav, who has also served as the Former Chief Economist, RBI, Former MP and Wharton Graduate Dr MV Rajeev Gowda, and IIT-K/IIM-A alumnus and Former MP Mr Prem Das Rai.
An author, politician, and former international civil servant, Dr Shashi Tharoor straddles several worlds of experience. Currently a third-term Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP) representing the Thiruvananthapuram constituency, he has previously served as Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Minister of State for External Affairs in the Government of India. He currently chairs the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Information Technology. During his nearly three-decade long prior career at the United Nations, he served as a peacekeeper, refugee worker, and administrator at the highest levels, serving as Under-Secretary-General during Kofi Annan’s leadership of the organisation. He is also an award-winning author of twenty books of both fiction as well as non-fiction, including The Great Indian Novel, The Paradoxical Prime Minister, The Hindu Way and The New World Disorder. He has won numerous literary awards, including a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, the prestigious Crossword Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Sahitya Akademi Award in the category of ‘English Non-Fiction’ for his book An Era of Darkness.
With a sharp focus on technology, and practitioner-led learning, the Masters’ Union School of Business is a collective initiative of some of the leading CEOs, CXOs, educationists and policymakers. Located in Gurugram, the B-school aims to rethink and reinvent how management education is delivered in the country. Masters’ Union has over 60 Masters from diverse backgrounds, most of whom are industry leaders. The school will commence its first session from August, 2020.
Discussing his plans, Dr Tharoor said, "I am looking forward to teaching a Foundation Course for the Masters’ Union on Diplomacy and Communications. See you there!"
Senior bureaucrats, administrators and business stalwarts who are also part of the Masters’ Union School of Business include, Mukund Rajan (Former MD, Tata Teleservices Limited), Shailaja Chandra (Former Chief Secretary, Govt. of Delhi), Raghu Raman (Former President, Reliance Industries Limited), Rajat Mathur (MD, Morgan Stanley), Satish Krishnan (Former MD, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank), Arun Maira (Former Chairman, Boston Consulting Group), Karthik Ramanna (Director, University of Oxford and Former Professor, Harvard Business School), Bhaskar Chakravorti (Dean of Global Business, Tufts University and Former Professor, Harvard Business School) amongst others.