IIM-Ahmedabad introduces a two-year MBA programme

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The new two-year hybrid mode online MBA programme for working professionals and entrepreneurs has been launched by the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA).

According to IIM-A, the hybrid online MBA program blends live, interactive online sessions with on-campus, in-person sessions. Participants in the program should be a seasoned group with at least three years of experience. It will be mostly offered in synchronous online mode, with five separate on-campus modules to supplement it.

The curriculum will mostly employ a case-based approach that emphasizes applied learning in line with IIM Ahmedabad pedagogy, ensuring that participants acquire the information and abilities necessary for success in the fast-paced business world of today.

Announcing the launch of the programme, Professor Bharat Bhasker, Director, IIMA said, “We are excited to launch the Online MBA programme, which expands IIMA’s reach and provides world-class education to working professionals and entrepreneurs around the world. This innovative programme combines the flexibility of online learning with the richness of on-campus interaction, ensuring participants gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in their chosen careers.”

Professor Pradyumana Khokle, Dean (Programmes), IIMA said, “The Online MBA programme is the most extensive of a new generation of programmes offered by IIMA. It combines the ability of the online to reach across the world with the power of the offline to do things that are done best offline. We expect that through the Online MBA, practitioners will be able to further develop into some of the best leaders and managers of the world.”

Elaborating on the format of the programme, Professor Joshy Jacob, Chairperson (Online MBA) said, “The programme curriculum is designed to equip participants with the functional and organizational skills necessary to thrive in a challenging world. It aspires to upskill working professionals by exposing them to managerial decision-making frameworks that are grounded in human behaviour, economics, finance, etc.

The in-person classes conducted at IIMA focus on interpersonal and organizational dynamics that are complex to manoeuvre and hard to learn. On the other hand, the sessions that are held online through live classes are around content that is more amenable for quantitative and systematic analysis.”

Applications for the program are open to working professionals and entrepreneurs with a bachelor’s degree or equivalent and at least three years of full-time work experience. The IIMA Admission Test (IAT), CAT, GMAT, GRE, and personal interview results will determine a candidate’s admission to the IIM Ahmedabad online MBA program.

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