The Covid-19 crisis has taken its toll on every sector of business and finance with the corporate environment being changed drastically. The effects have been so profound that even if we do manage to ‘flatten the curve’ eventually, for business organisations, getting out of the aftermath may take a long time. Taking the current circumstances into consideration as well as the volatile nature of the business environment in general, it becomes imperative for business leaders and corporate executives to be well-equipped with the relevant skills and knowledge to deal with such situations.
“For B-schools, they have an added responsibility of curating courses that can not only enable students to gain a holistic view of the corporate world but also inculcate them with knowledge that can help them tackle any possible disruption,” an academic expert at Jaro Education reviews. Realising the significance of remote learning, the ed-tech company has long been offering executive management education through tie-ups with top B-schools. However, its recent association has been with the renowned management institute IIM Trichy. Together they have designed a new-age management course – Post Graduate Certificate in Executive General Management Programme (e-GMP), for working professionals.
At times when the pandemic has shaken up the operations of several companies, the demand for professionals with expertise in finance and strategy will undoubtedly be high. Therefore, the programme is aimed at corporate executives who wish to take up managerial and leadership positions for steering their organisation and/or industry towards growth. It is designed to provide them an in-depth understanding of business and enable them to take wise and effective business decisions during challenging times. This is done by introducing them to the necessary concepts, tools, and applications via online delivery mode as well as campus immersions.
As the impact of the virus increases across every sector, B-schools are also being badly hit. However, on a positive note, people are increasingly embracing distance learning because while certain colleges have already been fostering e-learning independently or through associations with ed-tech companies like Jaro Education, traditional brick and mortar education has always been mainstream. The significance of online learning is not only restricted to its flexibility, blended courses like e-GMP by IIM Trichy also save time and money of students to a certain extent.