Are short term specialized courses an answer to India's MBA woes?


A recent survey by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) revealed that over 180 management colleges had closed down in 2012, even in major cities such as Mumbai, Lucknow and Bangalore while another 160 struggled for survival. Only 10 per cent of the students graduating from these colleges were found employable. Considering the economic slowdown and a tough job market, MBA aspirants are becoming reluctant to opt for the management degree. Instead short term specialization courses are now becoming the most sought after. Specialization courses are a boon for the younger generation as they are fine tuned to meet the market demand.

Specialized courses help students with better job prospects and enable them escalate the hierarchy ladder in an organization. Not only one gets to learn many new things from these various courses but also increases the experience and skill sets of an individual. These courses add value to the candidate in many ways. They are job oriented and can be easily afforded by students in every strata of the society. In fact many students feel that in spite of paying a significant amount of fee to get their MBA qualification, they are not able to leverage the value of their MBA degree.

Our client named Imarticus Learning provides industry specific specialized educational courses within the financial sector. They enable to bridge the gap between academics and the industry.

In order to gain a deeper perspective on the same, I would like to connect you with faculty member of Imarticus Learning, Mr. Harish Thakkar, Former Designation: Associate Director, Cap Gemini. He would be available to share their views on the following points:

* What are the criteria based on which recruiters recruit employees today?
* How is a specialization course different from an MBA
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The educational and industrial scenario
* How specialization is the need of the hour
* How specialization skills and domain knowledge increases employability

About Imarticus Learning

Imarticus offers comprehensive industry specific training programs in various sectors such as Financial Services.. Our first program focuses on training and providing career options within the Investment Banking industry, an attractive career choice that is currently inaccessible to many due to lack of awareness and relevant skills. An industry relevant curriculum, distinguished faculty, innovative learning methodology and a strong relationship with the industry are our key strengths.

Imarticus has been formed to bridge the gap between academia and industry by providing the knowledge and skill sets which are essential in today's competitive working environment. Through our programs, we aim to elevate the skill levels of our aspiring students and job seekers thereby increasing their employability and relevance to the industry at large.

Harish Thakkar, Former Designation: Associate Director, Cap Gemini

Harish has played a pivotal role in setting up training academies for investment banking captives like JP Morgan and Nomura. He has managed and led teams in running successful process operations and has substantial experience in developing procedures and service standards for business excellence. He has also worked as a lead-trainer and led the BFSI Content Development of NIS Sparta. Harish holds a degree in law.
 

Source: By E-mail (March 21, 2013)

Published on IndianMBA.com on March 21, 2013

 

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