Rutgers B-School to offer mini-MBA in India

Last Updated: Wed, Aug 31, 2011 14:28 hrs

Mumbai: For corporate students who do not wish to spend a bomb for an executive education class, US-based Rutgers Business School is offering a mini-MBA in the country.

The programme, Mini-MBA in Business Essentials, will consists of 10 three-hour modules to be taught over five days by faculty members from the Rutgers Business School.

Executives from over a dozen companies including Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group, Mahindra & Mahindra, Essar Group, UTV Group, Bajaj Electricals, Eureka Forbes, Franklin Templeton, Thomson Reuters, Yes Bank, HDFC, Shapoorji Pallonji & Co and Sanofi-aventis among others, have enrolled for the programme.

The cost of the programme is Rs 82,725 each executive.

“We have representation from various companies and individual executives for the programme. While many companies are sponsoring the programme for their executives, many executives have taken personal interest in the programme,” said Dhruv Sayani, founding member, Think Education Learning Initiative, the company that brought the Rutgers programme to India.

In all, around 90 participants have registered for the programme so far. The programme is targeting young managers, functional experts, chartered accountants, professionals and entrepreneurs.

“We have customised case studies which students will be using during the programme. We have created those case studies specifically for the Indian market,” added Sayani.

The 10 modules to be taught are economics, business strategy, managing human capital, marketing, global macropolicy and international trade, leadership, supply-chain management; analysing a financial statement, global financial markets and investing and financial strategies.

The programme is being delivered by the Rutgers Center for Management Development by faculty from Rutgers Business School and Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations.

A Mini-MBA duly certified by the Rutgers Centre for Management Development will be awarded to every participant.

Rutgers has been offering the Mini-MBA programmes on its campus in Piscataway and Newark, for two years now.

The range of programmes include biopharma entrepreneurship, biopharma innovation, digital marketing, finance essentials, mobile marketing, social media marketing among others.

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