IIM Bangalore: launches distance online courses; series of 6 programmes on Fundamentals of Business Management

Friday, February 05 2016
IIM Bangalore has announced to launch a new digital learning initiative - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) based online certificate series
Our MOOCs programme, especially the Fundamentals of Business Management, will bring high quality management education and a lifelong learning opportunity Dr. Sushil Vachani Director IIMB

IIM Bangalore has announced to launch a new digital learning initiative - Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) based online certificate series - titled ‘Fundamentals of Business Management.’ This online programme aims to equip learners with basic business and management skills needed to compete in today’s business landscape.

6 course series
The course series will include the following 6 business and management MOOCs namely Introduction to People Management; Introduction to Operations Management; Introduction to Accounting – 1; Introduction to Corporate Finance; Introduction to Business Strategy; Introduction to Marketing Essentials

IIM Bangalore is among the first few management schools in the world to offer such a MOOC-based series of six core management courses. IIMB Director Dr. Sushil Vachani said, “IIM Bangalore is leveraging the massive scale and reach of MOOCs to provide basic business skills to everyone who needs them. To make our country's grand vision of ‘Make in India’ and ‘Digital India’ a reality, education is key. Our MOOCs programme, especially the Fundamentals of Business Management, will bring high quality management education and a lifelong learning opportunity for many who would otherwise have been unable to access a top management school.”

Delivery through edX
The MOOCs will be delivered through the edX platform over the next few months and will offer learners the opportunity to study management concepts from highly rated IIM faculty in a completely open, online mode.

Course available in Hindi too
To increase the reach of these courses IIM Bangalore will also make these courses available in Hindi.  Highlighting the constant innovation that IIMB and edX are jointly nurturing in Indian and global higher education, edX CEO and MIT Professor Dr. Anant Agarwal said, “Created by one of the world's leading business schools, IIMB’s new XSeries Program will provide learners around the world an important credential to improve their job and career prospects.”

Through this online programme, IIM Bangalore aims to empower thousands of learners with the competencies to take effective management decisions.

Courses open for enrolment
All six MOOCs are open for enrollment and will be offered in a sequential manner over the next several months.

One of the top 3 business schools in India, IIM Bangalore has been accredited by EQUIS the international accreditation agency and is the first B-School in Asia to sign an agreement with Harvard Business Publishing (HBP) to distribute faculty teaching cases. IIM Bangalore Director, Dr. Sushil Vachani is a great academician and leader. IIM Bangalore has produced leaders, entrepreneurs, social entrepreneurs, artists, writers , managers who collectively have a wealth of knowledge and experience.

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