IIMB launches online course series on fundamentals of business management

New Delhi, Jan.29 (ANI): The Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore announces 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. The course series will include the following six business and management MOOCs: Introduction to People Management, Introduction to Operations Management, Introduction to Accounting – 1, Introduction to Corporate Finance, Introduction to Business Strategy and 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.”

These 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.

To increase the reach of these courses IIMB 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: “We are pleased to launch IIMB’s Fundamentals of Business Management XSeries program on edX. Our learners have told us that business and management courses are some of the most in-demand subjects they seek to leverage edX MOOCs for increasing the skills and knowledge so central to succeeding in their careers. 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, IIMB aims to empower thousands of learners with the competencies to take effective management decisions. All six MOOCs are open for enrollment and will be offered in a sequential manner over the next several months.

IIMBx is a programme started in August 2014 by IIM Bangalore with the aim of providing access to world-class education in management to every interested learner in India and across the world. IIMB believes in the disruptive power of technology and is committed to leveraging digital channels to bring its motto of radiant learning to life. IIMB began offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) from July 2015 through edX, a not-for-profit online initiative of Harvard and MIT that offers online courses from the world’s best universities and organisations.(ANI)

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