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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. He founded Great Lakes in Chennai in the year 2004. In a short period of time, Great Lakes has become one of the most reputed private business schools continuously ranked in the top 20 in India.

The 40 plus member Business Advisory Council of Great Lakes is comprised of leading business personalities such as Mr. Ratan N. Tata, Mr. Jamshyd N. Godrej, Mr. Madhur Bajaj, Mr. Kumarmangalam Birla, Mr. N.R. Narayana Murthy, Mr. A. M. Naik, Ms. Indira Nooyi, Mr. S. Ramadorai and others. Further Great Lakes has leading management gurus such as Dr. Philip Kotler, Dr. Seenu V. Srinivasan, Dr. Jitendra V. Singh, Dr. AshwathDamodaran and Dr. RaghuramRajan in its academic advisory council.

Great Lakes has academic alliances with some of the leading universities of the world namely, Stuart School of Business (Illinois Institute of Technology), C.T. Bauer College of Business (University of Houston), Nanyang Technological University (Singapore).

Led by exceptional academic faculty, steered by an outstanding advisory council and buoyed by the international collaborations, Great Lakes has, within a short span of six years, established its goodwill and reputation among the top global industry players as well as student community and emerged as a top-ranked institution for management education in India.

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