With the aim to transform higher education in India and develop versatile leaders, Mahindra University, a multi-disciplinary university focused on generating new knowledge through cutting-edge research, innovation and entrepreneurship has announced the launch of its two-year Executive MBA (EMBA) Programme, designed for experienced professionals and business owners. Mahindra University has launched this programme in partnership with the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany, a reputed business school that is highly ranked globally for its programmes
As the first post-graduate offering of the University’s School of Management, the programme is targeted at people with 5 to 15 years of work experience, involving extensive managerial responsibilities across industries and functional domains. The programme is designed to impart knowledge and skills needed for its students to take on general management positions. The programme design allows the students to continue to work while pursuing the two-year programme.
The curriculum will broadly cover Decision Sciences, Finance, Marketing, Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Organizational Behaviour and Leadership, with a general management focus, with the aim to impart cross-functional decision-making skills in all major areas of the business. The pedagogy will enable peer-learning leveraging on the collective professional experience of its students.
In keeping with the experience profile of its students, the programme will be taught by faculty with extensive experience in executive education. The applicants will have to undergo a mandatory two-week international residency in Germany at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. The residency will include teaching sessions by faculty at the partner school, industry visits, guest speakers, cultural experiences etc.
Announcing the launch of this programme, Dr Yajulu Medury, Vice Chancellor, Mahindra University said “With its fine blend of theoretical & practical knowledge, this Executive MBA programme will be a benchmark providing great opportunity for the functional experts as it will help them to undertake a rigorous MBA programme that will help to lay down strong managerial foundations and will further help them to handle senior managerial roles & C-suite positions”
Dr Ramakrishna Velamuri, Professor & Dean, School of Management said “I am excited to offer this programme to all the experienced professionals and business owners who will be joining us for this exciting journey. This programme will enable them to obtain rigorous management education without having to leave their jobs or business, representing a huge saving in terms of opportunity costs.”
Dr Barbara Drexler, Programme Director – EMBA at Frankfurt School of Finance and Management said “Mahindra University is a founding member of the Indo-German Centre at our school. We are happy to also partner with them for the Executive MBA programme which will help professionals to get aligned with global issues and cross-cultural sensitivities. The two-week mandatory residency at the Frankfurt School, located at one of the world’s major financial hubs, will enable the students to enrich their experiences through industry visits, faculty teaching, guest lectures from industry experts and cultural experiences.”
Sanjay Singh, Professor & Programme Head, said “While India has no dearth of full-time MBA programmes, there is scarcity of programmes catering to experienced professionals, who started their professional journey in roles which did not require an MBA education. However, senior roles require a complete understanding of business. Therefore, we have decided to cater to this underserved segment. The school’s leadership has extensive experience in successfully delivering programmes for senior executives and will deliver an outstanding experience for its students.”
Applicants will need a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and at least 5 years of full-time work experience. Applications are now being accepted and can be accessed through the university website. The fee for this course is ₹ 24,00,000. The last date to apply is 30th June 2022 with classes beginning on 3rd September 2022.
The University’s School of Management offers undergraduate, post-graduate and doctoral programmes in finance, economics and business. The school has academic alliances with Cornell University for undergraduate programmes and with the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management for its graduate programmes.
The university is also offering several scholarships valued at 25% of the fee for Officers from the Armed Forces, Police, Para-military forces, Central and State Government Employees, Domicile of J&K and North Eastern States and for women.
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