About Great Lakes

About Great Lakes

Great Lakes is a premier management school founded by Padma Shri Dr. Bala V. Balachandran, who is the J. L. Kellogg Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Accounting, Information Systems and Decision Sciences at Kellogg School of Management and an executive professor and strategy advisor to the Dean, C. T. Bauer College of Business, Houston, USA. Dr. Bala was one of the main contributors to the setting up of the PGDM program at MDI, Gurgaon and also the ISB, where Kellogg School of Management was one of the founding partners. Great Lakes was founded in Chennai in 2004 and in a short period of time, has become one of the most reputed private business schools in India, ranked in the top 10 by Business Today, Outlook and Business World magazines. More information on Great Lakes and its various programs can be found at www.greatlakes.edu.in.

About Gurgaon Campus

Great Lakes has set up its second campus in the corporate hub of Gurgaon, Delhi NCR, becoming one of the few top ranked business school in India with campuses in two major metros. Great Lakes, Gurgaon has a fully residential 7.2 acre campus which is located just off NH8 close to Manesar. The campus received AICTE approval starting from Academic year 2016-17 and it became fully functional in May 2016 with both academic and residential facilities. It is easily accessible from the corporate hubs of Gurgaon and Delhi as well as the Delhi IGI Airport. The Campus is located in the vicinity of many educational and research centers including the National Brain Research Center, BML Munjal University, Amity University, planned Indian National Defence University, etc.

The Campus is fully residential with Wi-Fi enabled, air-conditioned hostels to ensure students coming from all over the country have a comfortable stay and a great peer learning experience. It will have world class facilities including state-of–the-art classrooms, digital resource center and library, student lounges, amphitheater, recreational and sports facilities. The campus enables vibrant 24*7 active culture and nurture the next generation of business leaders.

The campuses in Chennai and Gurgaon enable the Great Lakes students and faculty to interact closely with industry in both regions. Given the Gurgaon campus’ focus on industry interaction, the PGPM students have the opportunity of interacting with a large number of industry leaders and gaining from their perspectives. In addition, it has established excellent relationships with companies through its corporate partnership program. The Gurgaon campus attracts a large number of new recruiters in addition to traditional Great Lakes’ recruiters.

The PGPM program has drawn faculty from both the Gurgaon and Chennai campuses and follows similar curriculum as the PGPM in Chennai campus. Both campuses also benefit from the strong global focus that Great Lakes has with collaborations and visiting faculty from leading business schools around the world. More details can be found at www.greatlakes.edu.in/gurgaon