“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
And that’s what forms the crux of the time students spend at Great Lakes, experiential learning, or to put it simply, learning by experiencing it for yourself. Great Lakes has always been innovative, be it being one of the forerunners in bringing the One year MBA Program format to India or introducing experiential learning in its curriculum. Great Lakes provides its students with access to the best faculty from across the
Great Lakes curriculum emphasizes on experiential learning in order to stimulate original thinking and to help the students develop a wide range of thinking strategies and perceptual skills whether it be developing leadership and managerial skills, honing strong analytical skills, understanding and analyzing business cases or dealing with capital markets. The end result is a business ready manager who is ready to deliver results from day 1.
Great Lakes provides the following avenues to its students so as to facilitate innovative thinking:
· Leadership Experiential Project: Karma Yoga
Karma-Yoga is a unique medium for students to connect with ground realities and experientially learn transformational leadership. Students work on improvement projects in 21 villages surrounding the institute’s campus that have been adopted by Great Lakes. The project creates a mutual win-win situation for both the students and the villages – while the villages get budding managers to enable the villagers to life themselves into their better selves, the students acquire a first-hand understanding of what it means to create followers and transform them.
Karma-Yoga is a real life practical lab to learn and experience the power of transformational leadership with the key focus on education, health, agriculture and small businesses. As a part of Karma Yoga initiative, the students helped 400 school-going children through tuition classes, science
· Live Trading through Bloomberg terminals
What better way to learn the tricks of live trading than getting to actually participate in capital and commodity markets? Students get to do just that at Great Lakes through ‘live’ participation in capital and commodity markets. Guided by an erudite researcher, thought leader, avid blogger and a certified trader, Dr. Bobby Srinivasan, small group of students create a corpus and invest nominal sums of money on
· Empirical Study
Great Lakers believe in learning by doing.
· Live Industry Projects
Mentored live industry projects are an important part of any student’s journey at Great Lakes as it supplements their classroom learning and provides them with a holistic learning experience. The students work closely and are mentored by the company project owner. It is a win-win; the companies
· Experiencing Entrepreneurship – Paisa
Plan. Setup. Run. All in 60 hours. That’s Paisa Vasool for you – a
PGPM Class of 2012-13
Karma yoga student