At a time when innovative programmes are gaining in popularity, the Rutgers Business School brings to India a ‘Mini-MBA in Business Essentials.’ The programme, which will be conducted in Mumbai in association with Think Education, is expected to cover topics like economics, international business and trade, business strategy, managing human capital, leadership, marketing, supply chain management, analysing a financial statement, financial strategies, global financial markets and investing. The Mini-MBA will be held in Mumbai between August 29 and September 2, 2011.
“Over a span of five days, professors from Rutgers University will conduct two-hour modules on each subject. The Mini-MBA will also offer participants an opportunity to apply the concepts taught in class to the real world,” says Farrokh Langdana, director, Rutgers Executive MBA, sharing details about the programme. Students who attend the programme will receive a Mini-MBA degree certificate from Rutgers Business School. “Mumbai is India’s financial capital. During our interactions, we realised that students were keen to acquire an international certification along with quality education. Depending on the success of the inaugural programme here, we may conduct it in other cities,” adds Langdana.
The programme costs over $3,000 at Rutgers which comes to Rs 1,45,000 approximately. However, this programme will cost Rs 1 lakh for people from the industry and Rs 75,000 for fresh graduates. “Through this programme, we are making available an international platform to all executive and students alike at affordable prices,” explains Langdana.
The programme is open to participants of any age, their basic qualification being a graduate degree. Candidates will be chosen based on their academic achievements and professional experience. The school promises that the programme in India will not just be a ‘cut-and-paste’ from the US model, but will also include cases, theory and examples that will highlight the Indian economy and its links with the global economy.