IMT Ghaziabad Opens Admissions For India’s First Of Its Kind DBA Degree
Admissions are now open at Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad for India’s first Doctor of Business Administration degree.
Ghaziabad (I-Newswire) October 18, 2012 - Admissions are now open at Institute of Management Technology Ghaziabad for India’s first Doctor of Business Administration degree.
Being offered in conjunction with Grenoble Ecole de Management (GEM) France, a global leader in management education, this DBA will open up a whole new vista for executive talent in India.
Requirements for entry into the four-year programme are a Master’s degree and three years of management experience, but Dr. Bibek Banerjee, Director, IMT Ghaziabad , says, “We are looking for people with a bit more experience. We want the first batch to be very select. It will not possibly exceed 15 people.”Dr. Banerjee says that the admission process will be “strict and detailed. It’s also a faculty-intensive programme like all Doctorate and Ph.D programmes, where lots of time and energy is devoted to very few individuals.”
Dr. Benoit Aubert, GEM’s Associate Director of the Doctoral School and Director of the joint Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme, noted that the DBA is expressly formulated keeping India’s IT power in focus. He says that the DBA programme is open to two types of students - the serious academics who arevery keen on furthering their research abilities, and those already working in industry and occupying senior positions.
“These two types are quite different. On one side you have professors who want to increase their skills and they want to leverage their ability to research. The DBA is important for them to learn how to do publishable research. The DBA will teach them research methodologies to publish in journals and books, or make any other type of intellectual contribution,” he says. “Then, our other customers are senior managers who want to improve the business process – think about leadership, new technology development and delve deeply into any business related issues.”
Dr. Aubert believes that the IMT Ghaziabad-GEM DBA programme fulfils a need, as there has been a gap in collaboration between academia and industry, with the two areas work working in parallel instead of together. “Academia works for its peers and then in the business, they work with consulting companies without referring to academic knowledge,” says Dr. Aubert. The point of doing the DBA is for both these worlds to merge, discover new ways of thinking and discover new knowledge.
He believes India is a highly dynamic country, ready for the DBA jointly launched by IMT Ghaziabad and GEM, and that India’s industry and business must progress to the next level of management maturity, with IMT Ghaziabad and GEM stepping in at the right time.
“This first-of-its kind degree programme in India will give the executive talent in India an opportunity to leverage their rich and deep experience at work to obtain a globally-renowned doctoral degree without having to leave their jobs in India,” says Dr. Banerjee. “With the growing awareness of technology in everyday life, new and innovative ideas with practical and commercial solutions are the need of the hour. The DBA certainly will open more opportunities for such professionals.”
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Published On:October 18, 2012
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