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Choosing the right management program for working professionals

Indian industry is desperate for quality hires. While the supply is steadily growing, it is more of quantity rather than quality that is entering the work force. Whether its fresh management graduates or those with experience, management education in India by and large fails to match up to requirements of the real world. Hires then have to be put through extensive training, coaching, mentoring and polishing before they can contribute effectively to their roles. There are multiple reasons for this employability problem, some historical and some current. Domain expertise One reason for...

IIM-Raipur launches research focused programs

IIM-Raipur introduced a new program, which focuses on research. The first batch of Executive Fellow Program in Management (EFPM) commenced at IIM Raipur (IIM-R) with professionals having 12 years of experience. The program was launched on Monday, June 17, 2013 by the director of IIM-R. During the inaugural program, he spoke about India’s severe shortage of good faculty members and researchers although there is a vast poll of people with strong educational background and inclination towards research in industry in both public and private sectors. IIM-R will work towards tapping all...

IIM-Raipur to commence its new executive program from June 17

On Monday, June 17, the new academic session of IIM-R (Indian Institute of Management-Raipur) will commence. This year, the institute is offering a new course especially meant for working professionals. EFPM (Executive Fellow Programme in Management) is a doctoral course in management, which can be taken up only by working professionals with at least 10 years of experience. Industry and academia is expected to come closer to each other using this program. The aim of EFPM is to foster independent thought and promote research. Around 12 candidates have been selected from diverse...

IIM-Kozhikode welcomes students for its first executive post graduate program

On Saturday, April 6, 2013, the IIM-K (Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode) held its induction ceremony in Kochi campus for their first batch of EPGP (Executive Post Graduate Program). For the 2 year program being offered in the academic session of 2013-2015, a total of 117 students were inducted including 18 female students. Students with an average age of 30 years are selected by the institute. The average work experience of the selected students is 7.5 years with a minimum experience of two years. Though the class majorly consists of engineers, students from other disciplines...

Number of foreign students double in IIM-A PGPX program

In Indian Institute of Management-Ahmedabad (IIM-A) , the number of international students for the one year course of PGPX (Post Graduate Programme in Management for Executives) has doubled this year in comparison to the previous year. Last year, the institute had 6 foreign students, which has now increased to 12 students this year. There are total 85 students in the program among whom 12 are foreign students. The number of female students has also doubled this year. On April 7, 2013, the eighth batch of IIM-A’ PGPX (2013-14) was inaugurated. The average age of the students in...

Oxford completes first module of executive MBA in Bangalore, India

The first module of the Oxford Executive MBA (EMBA) program at Saïd Business School , University of Oxford has been delivered in Bangalore. The new week-long operations management module, which is part of the first year of study on the 21-month part-time modular program, includes collaborative sessions with a range of companies, including software services provider Wipro, specialist manufacturer Moog and an Indian NGO involved in food production. The program consisting of 70 students is aimed at developing an understanding of competitive advantage in India, how it is developed, and...

MICA launches a MDP on 'Communicating Global Leadership'

MICA (Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad) has started a MDP (management development programme) on ‘Communicating Global Leadership’. The five day program starting from December 3 to December 7, 2012 targets senior and top level management professionals who are already serving or are soon to take up global leadership roles. The program will make them aware about fine points of cross-cultural communication and prepare them for leadership roles. The MDP will be led by director of MICA and will impart skills, tools and techniques to the participants required for leading...

Enterprise 2.0 - Enterprise Knowledge Management: a national level workshop at IIM Kozhikode

Bangalore, October 19, 2012: A national level workshop on “Enterprise 2.0 – Enterprise Knowledge Management” will be held at IIM Kozhikode from November 19-21, 2012 . Knowledge has undoubtedly become the key economic resource and the dominant source of competitive as well as comparative advantage for the enterprise of the 21st Century. Managing and retaining the enterprise’s tacit knowledge is the major challenge before every organization now. And there is also the vast amount of explicit and recorded knowledge that is already possessed by the enterprise, which...

MISB Bocconi launches Executive Education Programs in India

Mumbai, Oct 23, 2012: MISB Bocconi , leading international School of Business located in Mumbai, launched two major corporate connect initiatives today - Executive Education and Center of Excellence for Insurance. The Ambassador of Italy, Mr H.E. Giacomo Sanfelice di Monteforte addressed the occasion on October 23, 2012 at the opening ceremony of MISB Bocconi campus, situated at Powai. Identifying India as a place of crucial importance, Mr H.E Giacomo Sanfelice di Monteforte said, “Launch of MISB Bocconi is an important step towards the Indo-Italian relations. The Universitia...

Berlin School of Creative Leadership announces the 'Piyush Pandey Creative Leadership Scholarship'

The Berlin School of Creative Leadership is proud to announce the  'Piyush Pandey Creative Leadership Scholarship'.  This special scholarship opportunity was established to honour Indian Ad Guru  Piyush Pandey 's long-standing service and support of the Berlin School.  The scholarship will provide full tuition support for a top creative executive from India to participate on the Berlin School's prestigious part-time global EMBA program starting in March 2013. "It is not enough to source talent to be successful in today's creative industries, says Piyush...

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