Joan Fallon | November 19, 2016
Faculty from Balkh University and from the Stayer Center for Executive Education of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business will work together to develop graduate curriculum and enhance teaching and research skills and capabilities over the next two years. The Stayer Center will direct the academic side of the project, and the Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development will coordinate the program and oversee all logistics, including use of Notre Dame facilities and staff overseas.The University of Notre Dame and Balkh University in Mazari Sharif city, province of Balkh in Afghanistan, are partnering to develop a master’s program in finance and accountancy for students at Balkh. The venture aims to enhance the skills and employability of technically qualified and professionally capable Afghan women and men in the private and public sectors.
The process for developing the master’s program will consist of five working meetings held alternately in India and at Notre Dame’s Global Gateway in Rome, among faculty at Notre Dame and Balkh. It also will include numerous virtual meetings for mentoring, building of content knowledge and development of administrative policy and procedures.