Title: Himalayan Outbound Programme at a leading business school of India as valuable learning experience for meeting MBA learning goals - a case

Authors: Kamal K. Jain; Neelni Giri Goswami

Addresses: Department of OB and HR, Indian Institute of Management, Indore, India ' Department of Commerce and Management, Banasthali Vidyapith, Rajasthan, India

Abstract: The paper highlights the success story of a business school in achieving the learning goals of its MBA programme using experiential learning by way of Himalayan Outbound Programme (HOP). The paper describes the triggers for adopting Himalayan Outbound Programme, the process followed, challenges faced, and the results achieved. The data for this study is based on the personal observations of the authors who have personally observed the adoption and implementation of the initiative by the Institute. The data was also obtained from the official records of the Institute. The findings revealed that programme has been highly successful in achieving the learning goals of the Institute's MBA programme. The process, methodology and the challenges faced in the course of the design and implementation of HOP as described in this case will provide useful insights to any institution that aspires to use experiential learning to shape and develop future managers.

Keywords: experiential learning; instructional innovation; assurance of learning; AOL; MBA learning goals; outbound programme.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKL.2020.10033159

International Journal of Knowledge and Learning, 2020 Vol.13 No.4, pp.339 - 355

Accepted: 20 Jul 2020
Published online: 26 Oct 2020 *

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