It's a classic corporate conundrum.
How does one upgrade the skills of middle rung employees without impacting their productivity –and thus business-- during the training process?Or, to view it from another perspective, how do employees upgrade their skills without impacting their regular work schedule?
Most corporates address the issue by holding brief sessions on productivity and leadership, which add little in terms of real value to the reluctant learners, as the minimum qualification required for a senior management role is an MBA degree.
To acquire that Degree, employees compromise by sacrificing their spare time and weekends to attend classes and by taking leave when the actual examinations are held.
Sikkim Manipal University’s Directorate of Distance Education has launched a unique initiative called the Tab-enabled MBA, to help achieve this goal. The Tab in question is a Samsung Tablet, customized to operate as a virtual classroom through EduNxt, an award winning education delivery platform.
What does this mean? For one, it allows students to attend classes at their own pace, at their own time. Instead of dozing on the long commute to and from work, or waiting at the airport while on a business trip, one can attend a class or interact with the faculty and trained academic advisors.
Missed a class? No sweat, it's available as a podcast on demand.
The faculty, comprising among others, IIM professors and teachers at international business schools, apart from the highly experienced and qualified Sikkim Manipal University faculty, guarantee that there are no compromises in academic rigour, discipline or diligence. Master classes by industry professionals and printed study material ensure that students are exposed to the latest management practices and industry requirements in a rapidly evolving environment.
The flexibility of the program extends to the duration, which ranges from a minimum of two years (or 4 semesters) to a maximum of four years. A student who completes the course may book a slot online for the semester wise examinations, which are held in four cycles at authorised centers across various locations.
Sikkim Manipal University (Directorate of Distance Education) was named the best University in Distance Learning in 2014 by the Associated Chambers of Commerce, India’s oldest, largest apex Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Corporates wishing to upgrade their employee skills or employees wanting to get ahead no longer need to cite time or productivity issues as an excuse! The future is here, and it is tab-enabled.
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