04 March 2022 11:14:56 IST

Mahindra University launches exec MBA in partnership with Frankfurt School

Mahindra University

Mahindra University has announced the launch of its two-year Executive MBA (EMBA) programme, designed for experienced professionals and business owners, in partnership with the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany.

As the first post-graduate offering of the university’s School of Management, the programme is targeted at people with 5 to 15 years of work experience, involving extensive managerial responsibilities across industries and functional domains. The programme is designed to impart knowledge and skills needed for its students to take on general management positions. The programme design allows the students to continue to work while pursuing the two-year programme.

The fee for this course is ₹24,00,000. The last date to apply is June 30, 2022, with classes beginning on September 3, 2022.

Laying a strong base

The curriculum will broadly cover decision sciences, finance, marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship and innovation, organisational behaviour and leadership, with a general management focus, with the aim to impart cross-functional decision-making skills in all major areas of the business.The pedagogy will enable peer-learning leveraging on the collective professional experience of its students.

In keeping with the experience profile of its students, the programme will be taught by faculty with extensive experience in executive education. The applicants will have to undergo a mandatory two-week international residency in Germany at the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. The residency will include teaching sessions by faculty at the partner school, industry visits, guest speakers, and cultural experiences.

Yajulu Medury, Vice-Chancellor, Mahindra University, said “With its fine blend of theoretical and practical knowledge, this Executive MBA programme will be a benchmark providing great opportunity for the functional experts as it will help them to undertake a rigorous MBA programme that will help to lay down strong managerial foundations and will further help them to handle senior managerial roles and C-suite positions”

Cross-cultural exposure

Ramakrishna Velamuri, Professor and Dean, School of Management, said “This programme will enable working pros and business owners to obtain rigorous management education without having to leave their jobs or business, representing a huge saving in terms of opportunity costs.”

Barbara Drexler, Programme Director, EMBA, Frankfurt School of Finance and Management said “Mahindra University is a founding member of the Indo-German Centre at our school. We are happy to also partner with them for the Executive MBA programme which will help professionals to get aligned with global issues and cross-cultural sensitivities. The two-week mandatory residency at the Frankfurt School, located at one of the world’s major financial hubs, will enable the students to enrich their experiences through industry visits, faculty teaching, guest lectures from industry experts and cultural experiences.”

Applicants will need a bachelor’s degree in any discipline and at least five years of full-time work experience. Applications are now being accepted and can be accessed through the university website.