In partnership with Illinois Institute of Technology's (IIT) Stuart School of Business, Chicago, USA, Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM) has launched MBA in Technopreneurship.
Speaking about the programme, Founder, Dean & Chairman of GLIM, Bala V Balachandran said in a release, "GLIM is the first B-School in India to have come up with an exclusive programme for Technopreneurship. With IoT and digital advancements in the entrepreneurship space today, programmes such as these will provide its students a global competitive edge."
Yesterday, the Dean of both the institutes signed a formal MoU in Great Lakes' campus. Dr. Bala earlier had also announced the commencement of 5 year integrated program in Great Lakes International University (GLIU), located in Sri City, Andhra Pradesh. The programs at GLIU will begin from the month of August.
As per the new programme launched, in addition to obtaining a Certification in Technopreneurship from Great Lakes Institute of Management, students can also enroll in IIT, Chicago, USA to obtain a full-fledged, AACSB accredited MBA degree in Technopreneurship for Senior Level Executives.
The curriculum would be such that participants would spend 4 weekends (spread over Sept/ Oct/ Nov/ Dec) on campus in Chennai and 6-8 weeks (May-June) at IIT, Chicago and take classes, participate in several industrial visits and meet up with venture capitalists, serial entrepreneurs and start-up gurus to foster and exchange ideas.
According to GLIM official website, Great Lakes has received the prestigious AMBA (Association of MBAs), UK accreditation for its flagship one year fast track MBA program - PGPM and its two year executive MBA program - PGXPM. Great Lakes is the youngest and 7th institute in India to receive the AMBA, UK accreditation.
AMBA accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement in postgraduate business education and is earned only by the best programs in the world. This accreditation is the global standard for all MBA, DBA and MBM programs.