IFMR GSB | Special Executive MBA Programme for L&T Construction Executives


Chennai, April 24th, 2019…

The IFMR Graduate School of Business, KREA University (IFMR GSB) has curated a special Executive MBA programme with specialisation in Finance, Supply Chain, Human Relations & Industry Relations for executives of L&T Construction.  This unique programme has been carefully designed to combine concepts and principles of management disciplines with relevant practical aspects in different functional areas.  The customised executive MBA programme, which will be conducted at IFMR GSB’s Sri City campus would include periodic stints of residential in-campus sessions followed by online sessions over WebEx TM for each trimester and would be supplemented by self-paced learning. The first batch would comprise of 45 handpicked executives across various divisions of the company, working in different parts of the country.

Delivering the welcome address, Dr. Anantha Nageswaran, Dean IFMR GSB said, “Technology brings with it a host of exciting challenges in the workplace and business environment. This well-crafted MBA Programme will immensely benefit the selected executives to cope with and excel in their relevant fields of work.”

In his inaugural address, Dr. Sundar Ramaswamy, Vice Chancellor, KREA University said, “L&T Construction is known for its contribution not only in terms of infrastructure but also in terms of growth of the economy. In order to continue to be able to contribute, we need to reskill ourselves, mainly due to the paradigm shift in human-machine interactions, human-human interactions and human-nature interactions. This special arrangement for executives of L&T construction will address the concern of upskilling and prepare them for the future.”

The content, mode of deliver and selection of executives for the programme is uniquely structured so as to bring out demonstrable transition in skills, knowledge and capabilities of the participants. The programme has been carefully designed to combine the concepts and principles of management disciplines with relevant practical aspects in different functional areas. It will include comprehensive core courses, a wide range of elective courses in the participants’ areas of expertise, workshops, and individual masters’ dissertations.

Mr. Venkatesh, Head – Indirect Taxation, Divisional Corporate, L&T Construction said, “The aim of this arrangement with IFMR GSB is to sensitise our executives to the importance of management knowledge and principles and to issues like working capital management, project costing etc. We believe that this specially crafted programme will enhance the skills of executives in their related work spheres and this will translate into world class quality that L&T Construction exhibits.”

Dr. Jayakumar, VP & Head – HR (Divisional Corporate), L&T Construction said, “It is important for our talent pool to stay relevant with today’s fast paced and highly dynamic business environment. As an employee grows in the organisation, perspectives broaden and the focus shifts from internal to external factors. I am confident that as each trimester progresses, the perspectives of participants will change. This programme is pointed towards preparing our executives to take up larger roles in the organisation.

About IFMR Graduate School of Business

IFMR Graduate School of Business at KREA University provides a vibrant intellectual foundation of theory, knowledge, skills and perspectives, enriched by a unique interwovenapproach. It prepares its students in critical, abstractive, analytical, quantitative, integrative and ethical thinking, which are needed to navigate accelerating change and the increasing complexity of interdependence in business and society, to meet the competing demands of diverse stakeholders, to thrive as professionals, and help them become successful leaders of enterprises. IFMR GSB currently offers full-time MBA programme, full-time PhD programme, part-time certification programme in Data Sciences, and customized management development programmes catering to practising executives. IFMR GSB is located in a sprawling 40 acre residential campus in Sri City, an industrial base near Chennai. The campus is fully-equipped with requisite infrastructure.