B-school round up: XIMB and K.J. Somaiya offer new courses and IMT leads in developing foreign relations

NIS L.I.V.E and XIM-B join hands to launch Advanced Post Graduate Certificate courses

NIS L.I.V.E, an initiative of NIS Sparta Ltd., (L.I.V.E. stands for Learning in Interactive Virtual Environment) has in association with Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar (XIM-B) announced the launch of advanced Post Graduate Certificate courses earlier this week.

The programs are: PGCBM (Postgraduate Certificate Program in Business Management), PGCHRM (Postgraduate Certificate Program in HR Management), and PGCMM (Postgraduate Certificate Program in Marketing Management).

These advanced Post Graduate Certificate courses have been designed to cater to the needs of executives who would like to enhance their career in the field of management. The weekend schedule is convenient for working professionals and NIS L.I.V.E centers ensure geographical convenience, said Mr. Manoj chawla, Sr. Vice President, NIS Sparta. NIS L.I.V.E centers have been created to incorporate synchronous and asynchronous teaching using Video Conferencing based platforms to provide technology enabled tele-education solutions.

Advanced video-conferencing technology will be used to teach working executives across India. This technology enables classroom-like interactions between instructors and learners irrespective of location. XIMB professors will teach from the studios of NIS L.I.V.E and students can use the personal transponder to interact with the faculty and raise queries. The students can also choose to set the pace of the lecture. This will create an in-classroom atmosphere and ensure that the student does not lose the direct learning experience.

We are extremely happy to be associated with training leaders like NIS Academy for these programs, said Fr. P T Joseph SJ, Director XIM-B. The curriculum focuses on enhancing leadership competencies in the areas of communication, critical thinking, collaboration, leading change and leading people, he added.

These one year advance programs will consist of 240 hours of interactive classrooms via video conference, and also include an 8 day residential program at the XIM-B campus where intensive learning of certain components of the programme is facilitated.

For more information visit: www.ximb.ac.in or www.live.nissparta.com .Also students can email their queries to [email protected]


Starcom MediaVest Group and K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management offers Advanced
Program in Integrated Marketing Communications

Starcom MediaVest Group and K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research announced a partnership to launch SSIMCAP-360, an advanced program in Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC). The intensive ten month program leading to a Certificate in Advanced Integrated Marketing
Communications is being offered at the Vidyavihar campus to graduates interested in IMC. Successful completion of the course will enable students to be placed in agencies offering Marketing Communications services.

Prof. P. V. Narasimham, Director General K.J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies & Research said, The world has become a large market place and it was a long felt need to have an advanced program in Integrated Marketing Communication. Starcom MediaVest group has been a pioneer in the business of offering innovative marketing solutions. It was a natural progression to partner with SMG in bringing out a comprehensive program that adds value to future marketers.

Ravi Kiran, CEO, South Asia, Starcom MediaVest Group added, We have been contemplating for a while to offer a world class program to young graduates to equip them with knowledge of the best practices and a hands-on industry interface. The dream has been realized with the creation of SSIMCAP-360.

Unique offerings of the program will be Active Mentorship where every student will be assigned to a senior advertising or marketing professional in the industry, who will act as an off-campus coach for the entire duration of the program. The Learning Clinic will offer access to a dedicated space within the office of Starcom MediaVest Group in Mumbai for research, hands on experience in industry and select exposure to SMGs globally renowned tools and techniques. In Brand Shoes each student will spend a week as an assistant to a brand manager in a respected marketing organization and Live In will enable students to spend a week in a relevant consumer home, somewhere in India, gathering practical insights into various aspects of consumer behavior.

SSIMCAP-360 will cost Rs 95,000 and residential facilities will be provided at an additional cost if required. Maximum of sixty students will be selected for the first batch through a national admission process that includes a multiple choice online test covering general knowledge, language skills, marketing communications aptitude, a written communications test, group discussion and a personal interview. This will be held on 5th September on campus. The program will commence on 14th September. Fresh graduates and working professionals interested in a career in Integrated Marketing Communications, who have scored 50% or above can apply.

IMT Ghaziabad Foreign Alliances Crosses the 40 Mark

Indias leading business school, Institute of Management Technology (IMT), Ghaziabad, has crossed the 40 mark in international partnerships. IMT Ghaziabad has recently signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with four prestigious business schools of the world, BI Norwegian School of Management, Norway, Reykjavik University, Iceland, Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico and Paris Dauphine, France.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Anwar Ali, Director, IMT Ghaziabad said, These tie-ups increase our global visibility. MNCs are looking at India as a foothold for international talent and thus they look at the Indian education system, in particular the b-school. Such tie-ups refurbish their belief in the b-schools and help them offer better jobs.

He added, Our partnerships aim to improve international understanding, promote collaborative research in areas of common interest, including the development and implementation of student exchange programs and promote the exchange of faculty for joint teaching and research which will enrich the educational development of the institutions.

BI Norwegian School of Management is high quality institution accredited by the EQUIS. BI Norwegian School of Management has a specialized staff with diverse academic backgrounds. The traditional fields of finance and administration are duly represented within financial economics, social economics, marketing, management, strategy, accounting, auditing and tax. Their only Indian partners are IIM Calcutta and MDI Gurgaon.

Reykjavik University, Iceland is known for its close relations with local business life and connections with a wide range of universities all across the globe. In addition, Reykjavik University offers Executive Education for managers and business professionals. Reykjavik University is chartered by the Chamber of Commerce, the Federation of Icelandic Industries and the Confederation of Icelandic Employers.

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