UWA Teams Up With Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode

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The University of Western Australia has teamed up with the Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, to launch a two-year online global MBA programme targeting mid-to-senior level working professionals in India.

Successful applicants who complete their first year will receive a certificate in Advanced Business Management from IIM Kozhikode, followed by an MBA degree from the University of Western Australia on completion of the second year of the programme.

The program will have 12 modules, including over 30 live online sessions by faculty and industry experts. There will be a mix of pre-recorded lectures from the faculties of both organisations.

The first year of the programme includes modules delivered by IIM Kozhikode, as part of the professional certificate programme in the Advanced Business Management Programme. The second year includes modules on new–age courses, including Business Strategy, Leading Change and Transformation and Leadership in Organization, delivered by the University of Western Australia.

The MBA continues to be the most sought-after degree in India, boosting employability by providing a deeper and more strategic understanding and practice of contemporary management concepts.

In 2021, the employability among Indian business administration graduates was about 47%, emphasising the need for a holistic MBA programme that develops strong strategic, cross-functional business decision-making skills in the global context. As per the Graduate Management Admission Council’s 2020 Corporate Recruiters Survey, MBA graduates earn 77% more than people with just a normal bachelor’s degree.

Commenting on the launch, Prof. Peter Robertson, Dean and Head, UWA Business School, said, “India is a country of great talent. The Global MBA programme prepares professionals for the modern business world that is more dynamic than ever. Our leading-edge curriculum addresses contemporary, strategic issues facing today’s leaders. A degree from the UWA Business School is your passport to the world, locally and globally, employers recognise the quality of a UWA degree in business. This programme gives you an opportunity to network with an alumni community of more than 140,000 students from over 60 countries including India, China, India Singapore, Malaysia and many more, and grow your professional worth.”

Prof. Debashis Chatterjee, Director IIM Kozhikode, said, “We are committed to globalizing Indian thought and business practices with future-ready skills. This programme offers not only a best-in-class curriculum but the combined insights from leading faculty at both the B-Schools, giving each participant a unique edge over their peers. On completing the first year with us, participants will complete the IIM Kozhikode certification in Advanced Business Management and master core management topics. The learn by doing approach coupled with real-world case study and industry example discussions and exercises will truly make professionals future-ready in this age of disruption.”

Interested candidates can register at the official website. The last date to apply for the programme is February 14, and the session is scheduled to begin on March 20. The fees of this programme Rs 5,62,000 (plus GST).


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