Why study Hinduism, Ethics and Business?

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Why study the Indian Religions, Ethics and Business? (Course / Master / Doctorate)

Related Doctorates, Masters and Courses:

  1. Courses: Indian Religions and Business, Business in India
  2. Doctorates: Ethics, Religions & International Business, Asian Business
  3. Masters: Religions & Business, Asia, International Business

Why study the course “Indian Religions and Business: Hinduism, Zoroastrianism, Jainism and Sikhism”?

This online educational program is aimed at those executives and companies wishing to do business in India (a BRICS Country), a market where the influence of Hinduism (1,210 million Hindus, the third religion in the world) is fundamental, as well as in the countries of the Hindu Economic Area (Mauritius, Nepal, Bhutan...)

Civilisations and economic integration (Master)

To better understand the pillars of Hinduism (Ahimsa, detachment, truthfulness...) one of the sacred texts of Hinduism will be analysed: the Bhagavad-Gita (according to the interpretation of Mahatma Gandhi) as well as the teachings of Sri Ramakrishna (the prophet of the Harmony of Religions) and Swami Vivekananda.

Bhagavad-Gita (Hinduism, Online Doctorate)

All of them have contributed to the so-called ethical renewal of Hinduism, greatly influencing the current Indian society and many of the Indian entrepreneurs.

Sri-Ramakrishna Hinduism

The Indian conglomerates (Aditiya Birla, Infosys, Reliance, Hinduja, TATA...) have become a key players in the global economy, being present in the five continents and controlling important companies in Europe, the United States, Asia and Africa. To better understand the business idiosyncrasies of these conglomerates, the course analyse the profile of more than twenty Indian businessmen and executives and the influence of each religion on its business strategy and corporate social responsibility policies.

Hindu Businesspeople (Hinduism)

  1. Kumar Mangalam Birla: president of the Aditya Birla Group (the first multinational corporation in India)
  2. Senapathy Gopalakrishnan: co-president of Infosys (one of the largest technology companies in the world)
  3. Shri Mukesh Ambani: director of Reliance Industries (3% of the Indian GDP) and the ninth richest person in the world
  4. Srichand P Hinduja: president of the Hinduja Group (one of the largest diversified groups in the world); the Hinduja group is characterised by the application of Vedic principles in its business strategy.
  5. Kiran Mazumdar: founder of BIOCOM, the largest biotechnology company in India, she applies a policy of affordable prices for everyone for their anti-cancer drugs

Hinduja Group India (e-Master)

But it is also necessary to know the influence of Zoroastrianism (the Tata Group controls Western brands such as Jaguar, Land Rover or the Korean Daewo), Jainism (the family Sahu Sain controls the largest Indian communication group), Sikhism (multinationals such as Rotchild or Mastercard have hired Sikh managers because of their rectitude) and Islam (Yusuf Khwaja Hamied is the founder of CIPLA, one of the largest generic pharmaceutical companies in the world) in India.

Therefore, the profiles of the following entrepreneurs are analysed:

Zoroastrian (Parsees) Businessmen

  1. TATA Group: one of the largest companies in the world (3.2% of the Indian GDP, 450,000 workers worldwide)
  2. Cyrus S. Poonawalla: founder of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world, his vision is “Health for all with vaccines at affordable prices”: half of the world's children are vaccinated with one of their vaccines
  3. Adi Godrej: president of the Godrej Group (one of the main Indian conglomerates) and one of the richest Indians (patrimony of 9 billion dollars)
  4. Musli Wadia: President of the Wadia Group, one of the oldest conglomerates in India (founded in 1736)

TATA Group India

Jain Businessmen

  1. Sahu Jain: The Times Group, belonging to the Jain family Sahu Jain, is the largest communication company in India.
  2. Ajit Gulabchand: President of one of the largest Indian construction companies (HCC Hindustan)
  3. Gautam Adani: President of the Adani Group, one of the largest Indian conglomerates
  4. Bhavarlal Hiralal Jain: Founder of Jain Irrigation Systems and the Jain Charities Fund
  5. Other Jain entrepreneurs

Indu Jain Indian Businesswoman (Course Master)

Sikh Businessmen

  1. Ajaypal Singh Banga: CEO of MasterCard
  2. Hardeep Singh: founder of Tulip Telecom
  3. Malvinder and Shivinder Singh: Founders of Fortis Healthcare, one of the largest healthcare providers in Asia-Pacific
  4. Jogishwar Singh: the managing director of the Rothschild Group (Switzerland)

Sikhs Businessman (Course Master)

Indian Muslim businessmen:
  1. Azim Premji: director of Wipro (a global information technology company), according to the Financial Times, he is one of twenty-five people who “have drastically changed the way we live, work or think”
  2. Yusuf Khwaja Hamied: founder of CIPLA one of the largest generic pharmaceutical companies in the world. Dr Hamied is leading the global fight against AIDS, with a policy of affordable prices for all.

Yusuf Hamied (Indian Muslim Businessman, Course)

Therefore, this course is also recommended for anyone who wants to do business with the Indian companies from anywhere in the world or who wants to work in a company of Hindu origin.

The Hindu civilisation defines the Hindu Economic Area, whose central state is India, but which extends to Asia and Africa.

For this reason, the main economic organisations operating within the Hindu economic area are also analysed, such as the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), Bay of Bengal Initiative (BIMSTEC), Asian Clearing Union (ACU), South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) or Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement (APTA).

South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (Master)

As well as the free trade agreements of India with Sri Lanka, ASEAN, Thailand, Singapore, Chile, MERCOSUR, Andean Community, South Korea, European Union, New Zealand, Mauritius, EFTA, Indonesia, Gulf Cooperation Council, Canada, Australia, Southern Africa Customs Union...

European Union-India Free Trade Agreement (Course Master)

The course is also aimed at all those who wish to do business in the markets of the Hindu Economic Area (Mauritius, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Indonesia -Bali-).

In Africa, particularly in East Africa, the Hindu influence, in a clear competition with the Chinese companies, is increasingly important, and it is therefore necessary to know the Framework Agreement for the Africa-India Cooperation

Africa-India Forum Framework for Cooperation





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