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Dean Chakravorti on Fletcher's MALD/MBA Program with Partner Institutions

Bhaskar Chakravorti is a Senior Associate Dean at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

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...The alliances between different institutions, which have been common practice in business education for decades, are now increasingly common between business schools and law schools, says Bhaskar Chakravorti, senior associate dean for international business and finance at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University close to Boston.

“No single professional school feels it has the breadth, the depth and the range of disciplines as well as the range of geographies,” he says. The move towards international relationships and the potential rebalancing of economic power between countries in the northern and southern hemispheres needs to be addressed, he says. “It’s about the challenges of dealing with different societies, with domestic and international legal systems.”

The Fletcher school already teaches its flagship masters in law and diplomacy as a joint MALD/MBA programme with four business schools: Ceibs in China, HEC Paris in France, IE in Spain and Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business in the US. He refers to students on these programmes as “360-degree people”.

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