Who We Are
According to Ancient Greek Mythology, Athena (or Pallas Athena) was the daughter of Zeus and the Greek Goddess of Wisdom, Courage & Inspiration. She was also the patron God of the City of Athens (the name Athens being a derivative of Athena)
In today's rapidly changing business scenario, corporate India is on a constant vigil for identifying and inducting young leaders who posses Wisdom, Courage & Inspiration to achieve, inspire & lead their organisations. Hence we selected the name Athena as the manifestation of our mission. The Name of the Institution is the "Athena School of Management".
Our vision is to create young leaders for the corporate sector who are equipped to handle the myriad challenges thrust upon them. We plan to mould them into "employable" assets for their future employers rather than raw liabilities. In order to do this we have brought in a high degree of corporate interface and seek guidance from Corporate Leaders in designing both the Course Content and Course delivery Style.
Our Motto is "Consilio Et Animis" which is Latin for "By Wisdom & Courage".
Post Graduate Program in Management
The PGPM + MBA (UGC Recognized) shall focus on creating future corporate leaders. The two year program will be one of intense education, interlocution, introspection and discovery at the end of which the student will emerge as a leader taking decisions, actions and initiatives and the results 'by wisdom and courage'
We follow an end user based design and structure for our courses. The course content is designed based on input and interface from the corporate sector. A high percentage of our visiting faculties are from the corporate sector. We believe that this level of exposure and training by current members of corporate India would prepare our students to enter corporate India in the future.
The pedagogy and classroom delivery style is case study & project driven rather than a traditional teacher - student monologue, which is still an unfortunate reality in many management, institutes in India today.
In a world where there are no rights and wrongs in many cases, our faculty will act as directing staff who will act as interlocutors and facilitators for the students so as to help them develop into responsible future managers who can make decisions and take accountability and consequences associated for the same.
There are several specialist sub modules into our courses including subjects such as:
Visual Merchandising, Risk Management, Lifestyle Design, Corporate Communications, Mass Affluence Dynamics, Situational Strategy & Awareness, Product Delivery Management amongst others.
At Athena, our focus is on moulding our students into future corporate leaders. Our students are trained to take various factors into consideration including theory, talent, data, experience, skill and situational awareness and focus all of them into a decision - an action taking into account the consequences and results emanating from it.
The Case Study Method
In today's dynamic business world, the boundaries between the correct and incorrect courses of action and decisions are blurring to a point of disappearing. There are no simple solutions, just actions and decisions that result in consequences. At Athena, we encourage and develop the ability of our students to make decisions. A large proportion of our classroom teaching is done through case studies and projects. In this process the students, individually or in groups, are given business case studies based on real life decisions. They are then asked to provide answers and solutions and also present the reasons and rationale behind their decisions. This encourages teamwork, courage to ask tough questions, an ability to take into account multiple factors and the character to make decisions and stand accountable for the results and consequences.
Most of our students will be associated with the corporate sector after finishing their courses. Some as Employees, others as partners or vendors and still others as part of the social & other sectors. In such a scenario, it is important that they understand the corporate sector and gain exposure to it at the earliest.
At Athena, this is a cornerstone of our Courses. Right from design of the course based on corporate inputs till having a large proportion of visiting faculty from the corporate sector, we aim to give the corporate touch to our students. This is further manifested by the Summer Internships during which each of our student will intern with a leading corporate house to understand how they work and get a first hand and real world experience of working in the corporate sectors.
As part of our course structure, frequent visits to industrial hubs and service units are planned, so that students can relate to and understand about the cornerstones of our economy. Monthly seminars with leading corporate leaders are organised so that our students can gain from the wisdom and experience of these leaders and be inspired to achieve the same heights of success themselves.
Career Development Services
At Athena, we place a high premium in making our students "employable high value assets" for the corporate sectors. So our Career Development Services team focuses on frequent interaction with organisations to understand the rapidly changing internal situations and hence their evolving needs and requirements for talent.
In modern world where borders are becoming increasingly irrelevant vis-a-vis trade and commerce, international exposure for our students is extremely important. As part of this initiative, students will be taken for a study tour to a foreign country in order to understand how businesses operate in a foreign environment and culture. The visit includes visits to industries, corporate houses, local cultural landmarks and partner institutions.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a key component in every organisations plans to give back to society. Our Students too will be part of the Rotaract Club (the youth wing of Rotary International) through which they shall engage in community service, vocational service, etc.
Extra Curricular Activities & General Exposure
We look forward to engaging our students in extra curricular activities and general exposure. They range from compulsory foreign language classes, yoga & meditation, Grooming & Lifestyle sessions, Trekking, Adventure Sports, Ballroom Dancing to visits to Naval Warships, Defence Establishments, Scientific Laboratories, Movie Studios etc.
Campus / Facilities
We are Located in Powai in the Hiranandani Gardens area. It is a planned township with tree lined boulevards, upmarket stores & restaraunts, wide footpaths and world renowned architecture. The Famous Powai Lake and IIT Bombay are walking distance away. The Mumbai International Airport terminal is a 15 minute drive away while the Domestic Airport is a 30 minute drive.
Powai has over 300 corporates located in it including Deloitte, JP Morgan, Credit Suisse, Crisil, Tata AIA, Maersk, Larsen & Toubro, Prudential, Kellogg, Colgate Palmolive, British Gas, Nomura, Fullerton Inda, Arcelor Mittal, Transocean, Syntel, Schindler, Bayer India, Sony Pictures, Axis Bank. World Class medical facilities are available at the L.H. Hiranandani Hospital.
Our Campus is located in Delphi at the Hiranandani Business Park. The Exterior is inspired by Greco Roman Architecture with an imposing lobby and a roof garden. It is a wi fi enabled campus with interiors involving extensive use of glass, wood and carpeting to give it a corporate feel. We have state of the art classrooms with the latest in digital and electronic tools in order to optimise the students learning experience. Facilities include an e-library, cafeteria, conference facilities, meeting rooms etc. Students at Athena can also avail of sporting facilities such as swimming, cycling, gym, squash courts etc.
With Three Hotels - Meluha, Beetel & Rodas and a large number of cafes, lounges and restaraunts - Aromas, Gloria Jeans, CCD, Costas, Pizza Hut, Chillis, Mainland China, Cafe Mangii, Spaghetti Kitchen, Yellow Chilli, KFC, Pizza Hut, Mia Cucina, Papa John's, Dominos, Out of the Blue, Bijoli Grill, Zitara, Subway within a One Kilometre radius of the campus there is no dearth of entertainment. The R - City Mall, one of Mumbai's largest, is a mere 10 minutes driving distance away. International stores like Reebok, Adidas, Zodiac, FabIndia, Haiko, Westside, D-Mart, Planet M, Ezone, Reid & Taylor among others are also present close to the campus.
Courses offered by Athena School of Management
|Name||:||Athena School of Management|
|Location||:||401, Delta, Hiranandani Business Park Powai|
|Contact No||:||18001026820 (Toll Free Line)|
|Name||:||Athena School of Management|
|Location||:||401, Delta, Hiranandani Business Park
|Contact No||:||18001026820 (Toll Free Line)|