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Who We Are

A School for
future business

The future of business is - Disruptive, Digital and Design Thinking. We’re open to outstanding and diverse learners who’re problem solvers, adaptive, empathetic and are willing to meet any challenge. If you believe you’re that person, then you are the future of business & you belong with us. The change begins here.

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Prof. Dr. Franco Gandolfi

Dean - D School of Business &
Professor of Business and Leadership

Prof. Dr. Franco Gandolfi
Dean - D School of Business
Professor of Business and Leadership

With over 30 years of experience in the education, finance, and pharmaceutical industries, Prof. Dr. Franco Gandolfi has held leadership positions across the world. He encourages students to be innovative, understand markets, research-oriented, collaborative, map industry trends and be comprehensive professionals.
Prof. Dr. Franco Gandolfi holds a Doctorate in Business Administration (DBA) by research from Southern Cross University, Australia. He also earned a Post-Doctorate Certificate in Executive Leadership from Cornell University, an Ivy League University in the USA. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Commerce from the Swiss Institute of Commerce and Economics, Switzerland. Additionally, he completed his Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) and Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology and Adult Education from the University of Sydney, Australia.


Practitioner Academicians

Subhash Kamath

CEO, BBH & Publicis Worldwide, India Chairman, ASCI

Rahul Nainwal

Director - CSR & Incubation at GUS Global Services India Pvt. Ltd.

Sridhar Iyer

Strategy Consultant & Brand Architect

Advisory Board Members

Karina Kizhner

Managing Director at LSBF

Sumanth Palepu

Global Sales Marketing Director & Business Head- Edology at Global University Systems

Rajan Bhalla

Group Chief Commercial Officer at HT Media Ltd

Gopal Asthana

Chief Business Officer - Nykaa Fashion, E- Commerce & Physical Retail

The Beacons

Learn from the
industry experts

Anything’s possible if you’ve got the nerve. —JK Rowling

DSOB harnesses the potential, talent & skills of scholars, thought leaders, strategists, mavericks, prospective entrepreneurs & innovators who’re willing to shake things up. We provide niche education to inspire impactful ideas, unimaginable progress & positive change. Every voice, talent, big idea can shape our collective future. Are you that future leader?

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Dr Jaspreet Kaur

Associate Professor

Dr. Preeti Goel


Prof. Neeraj Paul

Associate Dean

Neelima Singh

Assistant Professor

Neeraj Kapoor

Associate Professor

Ritu Jain

Associate Professor

Bhaskar Das

Associate Professor

Nitika Kapoor

Assistant Professor

London School of Business & Finance
Shahnaz Hamid

Head of Academics - LSBF

Nataliia Stukalo

Senior Lecturer - LSBF

Martin Lukavec

Senior Lecturer, Finance - LSBF

Peter Jansen

Principal lecturer - LSBF

Cormac Austin

Principal Lecturer - LSBF

Business @DSOB

Apart for its flagship programs, DSOB also offers All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) approved 2-year PGDM program with various electives. Electives offered at DSOB are relevant in today’s business environment, like Entrepreneurship, Start Ups, Family Business, Business Analytics, Data Science and many more.

What makes DSOB different – “Building business acumen with design thinking”.

2 Year PG Diploma in Management (AICTE approved)

The PGDM course and its electives equip business management student with a versatile skill set that can be applied to a variety of positions in the field.

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Learn to navigate and ace today’s borderless world with futuristic digital skills & business management. DSOB offers an inspiring and ethnically diverse ecosystem that nurtures future leaders and disruptors of tomorrow. Our offerings include Digital Business, Business Analytics, Digital Marketing & Leadership for Digital Transformation. You have the option of applying for an International Progression with our partner universities upon completion of the appropriate stage of the DSOB program

This 3-year Global undergraduate program is an industry-oriented course that positions the students to acquire a broad view of the Digital Business Management & AI and offers a Professional Diploma upon completion.

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This 2-year Global postgraduate program is an industry-oriented course that positions the students to acquire a broad view of the Digital Business Management & AI and offers a Professional Diploma upon completion.

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Digitalization is changing business models, technologies, and the value proposition of organisations. There is a need for redefining and restructuring efficiency and customer value propositions.

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Fashion and Lifestyle will always be one the most aspirational industries driving the change inside us and our society for years to come. With the integration of AI in business management, the Fashion industry has been innovating and has well adapted its presence in the digital space.

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This programme offers a holistic understanding of the developed luxury markets and the application of marketing, sales, and retail concepts in rapidly emerging markets like India.

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Our Business Communication program gives you the opportunity to develop a broad knowledge of media, cultural studies, and business.

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The program exposes the students to all types of International Project Management, International Money and Finance, Global Consumer insights, Corporate Social Responsibility and Sustainable Development.

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Business analytics is a set of processes and techniques that are used to analyze large amounts of data collected and various touch points to enable fact-based decision making and improve business performance.

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The program is designed to prepare students with a broad range of competencies applicable in the expanding field of Digital Marketing.

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The course is designed for high school students from any stream. This course includes the basic module of the management and business like the Fundamentals of Business Management and International Business Strategy.

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Fashion and lifestyle will always be one of the most dynamic industries. Our flagship courses clubbed with our legacy in the creative domain help students ace the global fashion business industry.

The two-year postgraduate programme is designed to empower the generation of innovative and free-thinking individuals to unleash their creativity and make a positive impact in the world of fashion business marketing and merchandising.

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The course trains the students to combine the glamorous ornamentation of luxury along with business strategies to answer the pressing questions in the luxury industry and become sought-after professionals.

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Life @DSOB
The Campus of the Future

Students exploring the latest developments in the textile manufacturing industry at Techtextil, 2021

Students at the Asian Paints, Experience Centre to understand color psychology, color wheel, textures etc.

Virtual Tour of the Kalamkari Hand Block Printing Cluster

Virtual Tour of the Mangalgiri Cotton Handloom Cluster

Students visit to Ideaenrich (Mumbai) to understand HR business strategies, best practices etc.

Students visit to Creative Handicrafts (a fair trade brand) to understand CSR policies, compensation etc.

Students visit to National 70th Garment Fair to understand the latest trends in the textile sector

Visit to Arvind Mills, Ahmedabad to understand the garment manufacturing process

Workshop on Herbal Dyeing at Aura Herbals

Visit to Avadat Apparels to understand Denim Manufacturing Process

Visit to Patan Patola Cluster to understand the Weaving Process

This workshop aimed at finding creative business solutions using Design Thinking

This workshop was organized with an aim to bolster the already existing knowledge of Digital Marketing & upcoming trends amongst the students of DSOB

The online concert with Loysum was organized to spread some cheer amongst the students of DSOB during the gloomy second wave of the pandemic

The idea behind this event was to provide a platform to the students of DSOB to interact with the heroes working for the upliftment of the society

The career conclave was organized to help students interact with the industry recruiters and understand the expectations of the industry, open positions, skills of the future etc.

Virtual Visit to Shahi Exports (Bengaluru Unit) to understand the garment manufacturing process

Virtual Visit to Gokaldas Exports (Bengaluru Unit) to understand the garment manufacturing process

Why Study @DSOB?
CEO Mentoring

Renowned CEOs of successful businesses will be mentoring students. They will impart their experience of transforming business models and share their wisdom of running organizations including successful people management.

Global Exposure

Opportunity to engage with the top faculty members from our global academic partner universities. Students also have the option to progress into these universities across the globe.

Incubation Support

Our Runway Program offers funding and support for every student who wants to start their own start-up. Mentoring sessions along with an advisory committee will enable aspiring entrepreneurs to realize their ideas into reality.

Placement Support

A dedicated Career Services team will felicitate placement and work around student aspiration. Pearl Alumni can avail placement support & Career mentoring up to 5 years after graduating

Industry Certifications 

We have industry partnerships with various industries such as consulting, luxury cars, retail and many more. Industry Leaders will guide and support students to complete their capstone projects. 

Technology Skilling

Access to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning for every student

Life Skills

Students are trained to hone essential life skills such as communication, networking, leadership, negotiation, presentation, and many more that are important for making a mark at professional workplaces

International Partner Universities

Learn to navigate and ace today’s borderless world with futuristic digital skills & business management. D School of Business (DSOB) offers an inspiring and ethnically diverse ecosystem that nurtures future leaders and disruptors of tomorrow.

On completion of the appropriate stage of the D School of Business program, students have an option to pursue a degree program from few of the renowned international universities with which DSOB has academic collaborations. DSOB facilitates the enrolment of eligible students to such academic universities.


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Talks and guest lectures by industry leaders
Case studies and business simulations
Industry projects to apply classroom knowledge
Summer Internships