Business schools in India, abroad offer customised executive coursesBusiness schools in India, abroad offer customised executive courses
Apnaloan.com Research Bureau
19 Mar 2008
Indian as well as B-schools abroad are increasingly offering tailor-made courses to meet the demands of the industry as well as the universities.
Indian companies have found a substitute in internal training, but their demand for customised programmes can be gauged from the fact that they seek partnerships with B-schools in co-designing the curriculum.
B-Schools are also aiming at offering courses at competitive prices. Harvard Business School (HBS) completed its first five-day executive education programme in Hyderabad. This course if taught at the Harvard campus would cost $10,000 (around Rs 400,000) upwards. An Indian executive can get it for as low as Rs 180,000.
IIT-Kharagpur and XLRI Jamshedpur offer 30 executive education courses per year. XLRI Jamshedpur and IIM Calcutta offer executive education programs for around 200 executives every year. The course fee ranges from Rs 5,000 and Rs 35,000, while a few courses could cost up to a couple of lakhs.
Executive education programs are also being designed for Non-Governing Organizations (NGO's). Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS) in Ranchi is working on designing courses for small and middle level NGOs.