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Oxford completes first module of executive MBA in Bangalore, India

Published On: 26 Mar 2013 | Last Updated On: 26 Mar 2013

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 the implications it has for business globally. The program also aims to develop skills needed to conduct business in this challenging environment.

As per Kathy Harvey, EMBA Program Director, India’s accession to power has posed a few critical questions to global business. Since global companies of all sizes are engaged with business firms in India, it is very important that managers from across the world gain an insight into the Indian business and corporate landscape, and understand what Indian business can bring to global business. Kathy revealed that participants of the program will have access to Oxford’s education as well as have the opportunity to experience a new culture and business environment.

 The new module comes in addition to an existing overseas module in China, which occurs during the second year of study. Together these modules provide exposure to global business challenges and introduce students to some key ideas shaping globalization.

The modules are taught by experienced senior faculty who has extensive firsthand knowledge and research experience in these economies.  In India the program is taught by Professor David Upton, American Standard Companies Professor of Operations Management and his research partner Bradley Staats, Assistant Professor of Operations at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

The program draws upon the extensive research conducted by the senior faculty in India, particularly in the application of 'lean' principles to knowledge work, and also on impact operations. It also covers aspects of operations strategy as taught across the regular MBA and Executive MBA program.

All aspects of a regular MBA are covered in the EMBA, in modules which are 17 weeks long. 75 % of the participants are from outside the UK and come from different organizations and sectors around the world.

Source: The Business Standard

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