Rajasthan Royals and World No 1. Business School INSEAD collaborate for joint online education programme on Leadership

Sep 2021

The franchise increases its commitment to education with a global partnership aimed at shaping the leaders of tomorrow.

Rajasthan Royals are happy to announce a unique collaboration with the World’s No. 1 Business School INSEAD, which will see the two organisations launch a joint online programme on ‘Leadership and Performance’. With this collaboration, Rajasthan Royals will take another major stride in the education and learning space, by using sports as their vehicle. The collaboration will enhance Rajasthan Royals’ objective to provide a world-class education platform for all-round development through the medium of cricket.

As part of the partnership, the carefully curated programme will be conducted by INSEAD faculty who will impart knowledge and share their experiences to help executives adapt to the challenges faced in the fast-paced digital era, Additionally, INSEAD Coaches will provide one-on-one guidance to help emerging leaders chalk out a personalized Leadership Action Plan. The course will also see Rajasthan Royals’ skipper Sanju Samson and Director of Cricket Kumar Sangakkara deliver masterclasses on Leadership through reflections into their experience at the highest level of competitive sport. With limited places available, registrations for the course will close on 10th November, 2021.

The partnership with Rajasthan Royals will help INSEAD connect with millions of Royals’ fans and expand their outreach in business education and research in India, having already established themselves in several locations across the world, with permanent campuses in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore), the Middle East (Abu Dhabi) and North America (San Francisco).

Jake Lush McCrum, CEO, Rajasthan Royals, spoke on the collaboration announcement, “We’re delighted to announce this partnership with INSEAD, the world’s leading Business School. Our joint online education programme will provide a valuable opportunity to combine people’s passion for sport with their thirst for learning and development. We have already seen a tremendous response to our education platform, the Royals School of Business, and are confident that INSEAD’s world class content and established excellence in global education will further enhance this. We have a passion for talent development both on and off the field and I hope some of the individuals completing these courses will join the RR management team in the future.”

Sameer Hasija, Dean of Executive Education, INSEAD, also spoke on the collaboration announcement, “India is a vital market for INSEAD, a large percentage of our MBA & executive education participants are from there. We are excited to partner with Rajasthan Royals to launch our joint online programme on ‘Leadership and Performance’. Cricket is a passion in the Indian subcontinent, and it is our pleasure to launch an online program that embodies the complexities of leadership, using cricket as a lens, in a rigorous and relevant way.”

Earlier this month, Rajasthan Royals had also set in motion India’s leading sports and sports-allied professional education platform, the Royals School of Business (RSB). Each RSB course is prepared and designed in a way that it gives exclusive insights & experiences to the candidates about the Royals’ way of functioning through case studies and masterclasses from the senior management, players and coaches.

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About the Rajasthan Royals

Rajasthan Royals were the champions of the inaugural 2008 Indian Premier League season. They have recently completed a major shareholding restructure, with Emerging Media assuming a majority ownership of the franchise with support from new co-investor RedBird Capital Partners.

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As one of the world’s leading and largest graduate business schools, INSEAD offers participants a truly global educational experience. With locations in Europe (France), Asia (Singapore), the Middle East (Abu Dhabi) and North America (San Francisco) and alliances with top institutions, INSEAD’s business education and research spans the globe. Their 165 renowned faculty members from 41 countries inspire more than 1,300 students in our degree and PhD programmes. In addition, more than 11,000 executives participate in INSEAD’s executive education programmes each year. Earlier this year, Financial Times Global MBA Rankings 2021 graded INSEAD as the No 1. Business School in the World.

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