India to receive Wharton Courses Soon
The NSE Academy, the online journal of research and business analysis of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a wholly owned subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd (NSE), Knowledge@Wharton (K@W), and Wharton Executive Education (WEE) have signed an MoU to impart financial knowledge and skills to Indian high school students across the country.
To have access to courses from Wharton School, The 9th and 10th-grade students in tier-2 and tier-3 cities would get an opportunity —offered to students in smaller towns through technology. The think tank at the NSE for the course based on materials developed by K@W High School and WEE and Wharton are in the process of designing developmental and customised content. This course will be delivered through a digital platform and will enable students to understand the intricacies of finance.
The MoU at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia was signed by Vikram Limaye, MD & CEO, NSE, and Michael R Gibbons, deputy dean, Wharton School.
For creating a large and informed investor base, which is critical for vibrant and robust capital markets, NSE has always focused on awareness and knowledge as building blocks. With K@W, this tie-up and WEE will bring together strengths of two great institutions to create financially-aware investors.” Said, Limaye. “From Wharton to a global audience, the mission of K@W and K@W High School is to disseminate knowledge. To help share Wharton’s research and insights with high school students in India, we are delighted we have the opportunity to work with NSE”added Gibbons.
NSE Academy, WEE and K@W will collaborate to educate high school students in India about finance and investment. The K@W High School Investment Competition, which has been offered to high school students in India and other countries in recent years, would also be expanded by them. Also, they will jointly offer an online course for high school students.
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