Employability Driven Management Education: The Burning Need Of The Hour
In the contemporary dynamic and turbulent times, the world is witnessing a sea change in almost all dimensions and the business landscape of today is not an exception
Rapid changes are visible in the 'businessverse', new types of jobs are coming up which require different kinds of skill sets. Management education in India is poised for a major transformation. What was hot-selling cake in yester years is becoming redundant today.
This over hot-selling to comprehensively reform the design, content, and delivery of management education in the country. Consequently, the ever-demand job market is looking for managerial talent equipped with new-age acumen, capabilities and skills. The current wave of turmoil caused by the dual influences of technology disruption and the pandemic is necessitating an immediate overhaul in the design, content, and delivery of management education across the globe.
IMS Ghaziabad, one of the trusted Business Schools in India with 32 years of academic legacy offers a PGDM programme which is approved by AICTE and accredited by the National Board of Accreditation (NBA) and equivalent to an MBA by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU). The Institute is also accredited globally by ASIC, U.K, and is a proud member of AACSB Business Education Alliance, USA.
At IMS Ghaziabad, being of the trusted Business Schools in India with 32 years of academic legacy offering PGDM programme, we are aware that the modern day manager must be capable of adapting to the expeditious inevitable turbulence and radiate confidently in a highly volatile and uncertain scenario replete with cut throat competition. Our approval by AICTE; uninterrupted 20 years of accreditations by NBA and globally by ASIC, U.K; equivalence to MBA by Association of Indian Universities (AIU); certification by Management Systems for Educational Organisations (EOMS, ISO 21001:2018); consistent impressive rankings and the success of our students in the business world in the form of hundred percent placements, are testimony to our commitment for excellence in management education.
Higher education is evolving, and a significant transformation is taking place in many institutions. IMS Ghaziabad focuses on helping students explore the gaps in their personalities and exploit the growth opportunities as provided by the Institute. The organisation's mission specifically defines its goal within the framework of higher education and explains who is represented by the institution and what it aims to achieve.
IMS Ghaziabad has reinvented management education to reflect the latest ideas, thinking and practices in business. The education ethos of the institute is taking forward its mission of crafting global business leaders of the future. A three pronged strategy with an all-encompassing comprehensive approach towards achieving Academic Excellence, Corporate Readiness and Global Interface is interwoven throughout the tapestry of the PGDM Program. In line with the need to develop efficient and trained professionals for Industry 4.0, the focus is on developing content skills, cognitive abilities, complex problem-solving ability, social skills, and environment-conscious thinking in the students.
Numerous novel and innovative initiatives for Skill Enhancement such as Value Added Certification Programmes, Value Added Short Term Training Programmes, Centre for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Student Outreach, Competency Mapping; initiatives for developing Life skills such as Personal & Professional Skill Programs, Mentoring, Student Psychological Counseling Program, Department Clubs; Corporate Readiness initiatives such as Placement Readiness Enhancement Program, CSR activities, Pre-Placement Preparedness Committee, Corporate Interface Series; Global Interface initiatives through Distinctive Talk Series, Global Academic Collaborations, International Study Tour; Corporate Interface Initiatives such as Corporate Development and Excellence Center, AICTE Sponsored Programmes, Conclaves and many more have been interwoven in the tapestry of the PGDM program. Based on the top ladders of Bloom’s Taxonomy, our curriculum is constantly updated in collaboration with stalwarts from industry and academia for meeting the dynamic needs of the business environment.
Additionally, one of the major thrust areas of IMS Ghaziabad is enhancing the Global Interface. IMS Ghaziabad has kick started the reputed 30 Hours Global Swiss Certified Course on “Ethical Decision Making for Responsible Business” in the month of December. The elite certification course will be delivered by experts from Switzerland under the prestigious Memorandum of Understanding for Global Collaboration with Humanistic Management Network, Switzerland. Very recently, the 30 hours flagship Global Talk Series on 'Strategic Management' was organised for the PGDM students which was taken by the Managing Director of Morgan Franklin from Washington, USA. Prior to this, the Global Talk Series on 'Management of Change, Innovation and Technology' was organised in order to extend maximum global and corporate exposure to students. A 15 hours Global Talk Series on “Marketing Management” was recently taken up by an expert resource person from Dubai. To boost research & quality in the system of education, the institute has signed prestigious MoU with Northern Illinois University, USA; Fort Hays State University, USA; University of Fredericton, Canada; IGMA, Dubai; BRICS CCI School of Analysis; CSC Academy; IBM; Jamia Hamdard University; MCX; Habitat; Mata Sundri College of Women; Qualytics Consulting, Act 21 Software and many more.
As a result of various holistic platforms provided to its students, IMS Ghaziabad has been consistently achieving excellent 100 per cent placements of students in elite A listed organisations like, Deloitte, Mondelez, Colgate, Byju's, Gartner, Archer & Bull, Berger Paints, ITC Ltd, Dabur, EY, S&P Global, DTDC, Square Yards, Prism Johnson Ltd., Uniqlo India, Reliance Digital, Aditya Birla Group, Wipro, Flipkart and many more. The Institute has been consistently offering 100 per cent Summer Internship Projects (SIPs) with stipends in top organisations such as Curate Data Analytics, WhiteHat Jr, Praedico Global Research, Tata AIG, The Capital Box, Insplore Consultants, Career Domain, Sharekhan, 10times, FinSkool, Fooracles, Jaquar, Pathkind Labs, Times of India, Chaayos, Sodexo. Further, IMS Ghaziabad has been associated with a 6000+ Alumni base that is well established at reputed positions in Industry.
The institute is committed to creating a vibrant, vibrant community that can take responsibilities transcending all geographical boundaries Armed with an innovative pedagogy and stellar placements, IMS Ghaziabad envisions to consistently fulfil the aspirations of its stakeholders and being better than the best.
About the author
Dr Urvashi Makkar is the Director of IMS Ghaziabad
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