For Management Education in India, GLA University leads the way for two-tier and three-tier cities
It has been frequently observed that during a recession the demand for B-Schools is always on the rise. In India its self the increase in number of application is 24% of the 683 management programmes across 42 countries. It is also common knowledge that the demand for graduate business and management education around the world shows signs of renewed growth, as 51% of programs surveyed by the Graduate Management Admission Council, (GMAC) report more applications than in 2011 and 2012.
“Worldwide, these diverse graduate management programs are drawing different kinds of students. Technology is a part of the solution to this challenge, but it is not the entire solution. Flexibility in delivery mode, cadence of the program and the characteristics of the class cohort are now all variables in the graduate education solutions being offered. The message students and companies are sending is clear; one size does not necessarily fit all,” say Dave Wilson of GMAC.
In the face of this increased demand with an emphasis on ethics and specialized needs in B-School education, GLA bridges an important gap in two tier and three tier cities educational facilities, also providing opportunities to neighboring towns besides its indigenous population.
Institute-wise courses offered at GLA are the Undergraduate Programmes, Postgraduate Programmes and Doctoral Programmes. The Undergraduate Programmes offer a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com-Hons.). Under the postgraduate programmes are the Master of Business Administration (MBA) and the Executive MBA. The doctoral programmes include the Ph D in Management (Full Time) and Ph D in Management (Part Time).
GLA is named after the Late Shri Ganeshi Lal Agrawal, father of the founder and president of the society Shri Narayan Das Agrawal. GLA was established in 1998 under the guidance of the Agarwals. It is an initiative to fulfill its responsibility of providing destinations of quality professional education and bridging the employability gap for students and employers.
The Undergraduate B.B.A emphasizes on learning fundamentals of management in an easy and accessible way. In keeping with the times the course develops ethics, social responsibility and confidence amongst its students. It imparts education in a variety of aspects of management at the undergraduate level. This is done through Co-curricular Activities and learner friendly tools like Management Games. The course boasts of unique specializations like Entrepreneurship & Family Business and Banking and Insurance which helps students in preparing better for challenges ahead. Students of this course have found placement in many leading business school like Cardiff University.
Homing in on the challenges of the dynamic uncertainties and complexities that characterize the work of managers and organizational leaders, the MBA programme specializes in knowledge, skills and attitude along with multi-tasking ability in order to understand and analyze complex business situations. The MBA programme of GLA University, nurtures leaders capable of making a difference in the corporate and service sectors to achieve this goal. The doctorate programmes offer full-time and part-time options.
The layered and specialized courses available at GLA are in step with the times and an important provider of options for the increasing demand of Business Schools across the country.