Pearson India to administer Cornell-ILR Experienced Managers Program in India:
Pearson India, the Indian arm of global education major. Pearson. has joined hands with Cornell University a globally praised Ivy league University, to launch a high-potential driven program CEMP (the Cornell-ILR Experienced Program), which is specifically designed to impart skills onto experienced managers and entrepreneurs who seek to become better and more efficient Senior business leaders. The program to be offered from October this year, was launched In New Delhi on July 1 by Joe Grasso, Co-director of CEMP and Deepak Malhotra, Managing Director Pearson India. The course program will run from the first CEMP designated centre in Gurgaon and will have 50 seats in the first year. The fee of the program is Rs 11 lakh. One of main selection criteria for aspirants will be having a minimum of seven year working experience..
This 12-month general management diploma program to be taught by workshops and online delivery has four themes and 14 modules with additional mini-modules Capstone Project Applied learning, 1-week on-campus immersion in U.S (Ithaca & New York City) . The 14 modules will encompass subjects like Service Operations Management, Marketing Management, Team Management, Negotiations, Strategic Marketing, Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurship, Cornell Management Solution and much more that will cover all the four themes, Capstone project and immersion education.
One of the two main highlights of this program is “The Cornell Immersion Experience”, which is a 5 days visit to US campus, excluding airfare, for provision of richer and deeper experience of CEMP’s learning concepts. Other is the “Capstone Project” that will provide an opportunity to solve a real-world problem by drawing upon the knowledge that the participants will gain in due time through CEMP and work experience as well. Some of the eminent professors that have attached themselves with this one-of-a-kind program are Steve Miranda, Joe Grasso, R. Balasubramaniam, Chekitan Dev, Brad Bell, Samuel Bacharach, Edward Davidson, among others.
Joe Grasso of Cornell University while recalling close ties of his university with India said it was right time for the University to invest in India. “We have designed this program specifically for Indian professionals, keeping in mind the emerging trends and local market requirements. This is built on a cost-effective learning model that brings Cornell-certified global knowledge programs to the country,” he added. Pearson India’s Deepak Malhotra said that while effective leadership, innovation and agility is need of the hour for senior managerial levels, Pearson has all capability and capacity to deliver this world renowned course program. “Being a global leader in the education space, we are focused on bringing innovative platforms that combine contextualized learning with world-class technology to ensure better learning outcomes. We have adopted an efficacy-driven approach globally and our endeavor with Cornell University is aimed at making the executive MBA education in India more impactful. We will bring more such programs to India and become an important player in educate in India campaign,” added Malhotra. Thus, with a “human capital perspective” CEMP will be in its full swing this year, hoping to achieve what it desired for before venturing into Indian soil.
Ivory Education to provide MICA PG Certificate program in advertising Management & PR: MICA Ahmedabad, renowned for creating leadership in strategic marketing and communication will be offering Post Graduate Certificate in Advertising Management & PR in association with Ivory Education. The classes are made available across the country through live learning by e-learning. The program is offered by MICA with a solution of Ivory Education that will allow the participants to join the program from anywhere in the world. It uses cloud technology instead of requiring students to visit a center to attend classes. “Advertising Management & PR is an essential program for those looking for build up their career in business, communication, mass media and variety of other areas. Our program will open doors to a host of opportunities,” said Kapil Rampal, Director, Ivory Education. The last date for application submission is July 31st. Details at www.ivoryeducation.com
AU-ICFP tie up for Specialized MBA in Applied Finance:
Real estate and infra developer major Ansal group promoted Ansal University, based in Gurgaon, on June 30 entered into a technical knowledge partnership with one of India’s reputed finance education entity, International College of Financial Planning (ICFP) of the Bajaj Capital for a specialized Master’s Degree in Applied Finance program. The 2-year degree program with an internationally relevant course module will offer hands-on training and 100% placement assistance in sectors like Banking and Financial services. It will have an intake capacity of 60 students and fee is about rupees six lakh. Pranav Ansal, Trustee, Ansal University & Vice Chairman, Ansal API said that future of education as widely acknowledged will depend on Industry-Academic linkages. “This arrangement is a reinforcing step to that vision and preparedness at Ansal University,” he said. Prof. Raj S. Dhankar, Vice Chancellor, Ansal University, who is a former dean at high ranking FMS of Delhi University while making a case for specialized finance course program said that if India aspires to be the largest economy in next five years, then it needs to develop a sound finance market and professionals to run it. “Markets are becoming more complex and need unique solutions and therefore there will be a great demand for specialized MBAs,” he added. Talking about the alliance, he said that university will be hosting an innovation centre and with ICFP’s practical training, the program will churn out ready to work mangers.
Sanjeev Bajaj, Managing Director, Bajaj Capital Limited while saying this arrangement has no bearing on ICFP’s own ongoing programs did acknowledge that this partnership has fulfilled a long desired need of having access to a campus and university. “ More than half of what is taught in finance in institutions is theory and outdated curriculum while as we update it every three months or so to keep our students in sync with read world.”. up to 20 lakh new jobs in the sector may add in next 5-10 years.