ISB offers two global programmes for new age business leaders

By Team Marcomm May 13, 2022

The one-year programmes are available as fully online courses on Coursera platform with specialisations in Infrastructure Management and Operations & Supply Chain Management.

Hyderabad: Sensing the global opportunities available for experienced professionals in Operations and Supply Chain Management and Infrastructure Management, Indian School of Business will be offering two versions of its prestigious Global Management Programs (GMP) online, for working professionals. These programmes are available on leading digital education platform Coursera, from October 2022 with registrations open now.

ISB offers two global programmes for new age business leaders 

At ISB, we nurture the vision of being a global b-school that grooms future leaders in India and worldwide. Currently, ISB has more than a million enrolments on the Coursera platform, of which 69 per cent are global learners, and the rest are from India. The Global Management Programmes (GMP) will add learners from many countries and make ISB’s teachings globally available. It will enable ISB to broaden access to  high-quality education.

Entrepreneurs or working professionals having three to five years of experience are eligible to apply to these programmes. The courses will feature a mix of online asynchronous and synchronous content. It will supply the option of Master Track certificate courses that will deliver transcriptable credits to successful students.

Why GMP?

The pandemic and other recent world events have laid bare the vulnerabilities of our operations and supply chain. Enterprises across manufacturing and services industries have realised the importance of a connected, resilient, agile, and intelligent operations and supply chain. On the other hand, a high demand for new age infrastructure, like solar parks and EV (Electric Vehicle) charging stations; governments and private enterprises alike have renewed their efforts to create infrastructure, small and large.

The Global Management Programme in Operations and Supply Chain (GMPOS) provides an excellent opportunity for middle and senior-level executives to appreciate the modern concepts of management to enhance global competitiveness in their operations and supply chain system. The programme will also have a state-of-the-art curriculum based on ISB’s global faculty’s (Resident and visiting) research. One of the important aspects of the GMPOS is a good mix of theory and practice.

The course has been curated and designed by the Munjal Institute for Global Manufacturing (MIGM) at ISB. Since its inception, MIGM has been building synergies between industry, academia and the government through thought leadership, knowledge sharing and grooming future leaders for the incumbent as well as new-age industries.

The Global Management Programme in Infrastructure (GMPI) was conceived by the ISB faculty, as infrastructure development has become the top priority for many nations. With that, there has been an upsurge in demand for professionals skilled in infrastructure, real estate, and design. GMPI will help in creating leadership capacity for the infrastructure and real-estate sector.

In addition to general management courses important for delivering leadership roles, GMPI will cover topics like private-public partnership, contract and conflict management, dispute resolution, social and environmental issues in infrastructure, project and programme management, digital technologies in the infrastructure sector, smart cities, infrastructure regulations, and financing.

The GMPI is curated by the Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management (PLIIM). This ISB research centre specialises in delivering top quality management to support the infrastructure industry. PLIIM also works extensively on urban management and is doing significant work to support the government’s ‘Smart City’ mandate.

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These two widely successful programmes from ISB’s bouquet of executive learnings have been transformed as modular programmes (weekly modules), that offers the flexibility of accessing the course content offline, viewing text transcripts of lectures, taking notes, and even attending lectures - all using the Coursera platform.

Students will get the flexibility to play and pause lecture sessions and learn as per their convenience. Akin to the regular hybrid course, live classes and group project works would also feature as part of these courses. Communicating with fellow coursemates would be possible through handy chat tools in the app itself.

ISB envisions these two programmes for professionals to keep up with the varied demands from them to tackle uncertainties that affect businesses.

“During the pandemic, we have realised the importance of continuity in education in a world that has become increasingly contactless. Our collaboration with Coursera on GMPOS and GMPI will help make world-class education accessible to global learners,” said Chandan Chowdhury, Professor of Operations Management, and Information Systems (Practice) at ISB, and Executive Director - Munjal Institute for Global Manufacturing (MIGM) and Punj Lloyd Institute of Infrastructure Management (PLIIM).

The Big Picture

Under the National Education Policy, the Government of India aims to improve higher education courses enrolments to 50 per cent by 2035. It plans to introduce 3.5 crore new seats for higher education, many of which are expected to be online seats. Referring to this, Dr Betty Vandenbosch, Chief Content Officer, Coursera said that the Indian education system is going through an important phase of reform and recalibration. “Online learning is now seen as a critical pathway toward building a more inclusive, accessible, and affordable education model,” said Dr Vandenbosch.

Raghav Gupta, Managing Director, India and APAC, Coursera, said the partnership the platform has forged with ISB unlocks a powerful opportunity to address local skill shortages and improve the Gross Enrolment Ratio. “It helps catalyse the internationalisation of education envisioned by the NEP. Together with our partners, we’re excited to take India’s high-value credentials to our global learner base and solve the needs of the knowledge economy,” he added.