Published : Friday, 03 July, 2015 05:06 PM

In a landmark development to revamp the general management education landscape in India, Cornell University, the globally-acclaimedIvy League University, today launched a specially-designed ‘Cornell-ILR Experienced Managers Program (CEMP)’ for Indian professionals. Crafted to bring the next stage of career growth for mid-level professionals/entrepreneurs, the 12-month certificate program offers insights into integral managerial decision-making processes.

 Cornell University

Cornell University has selected Pearson, the world’s leading learning company, as their ‘learning partner’ for this project in India.

Recruitment for the first batch of participants has already begun andtheenrollment process will remain open until September 23, 2015. The batches will start the program on Friday, 23October, 2015.

 Please log onto the official program website for more information: http://cemp.ilr.cornell.edu

Specifically tailored for Indian professionals who have a minimum seven years of work experience, CEMP is anchored to the globally-acclaimed curriculum, framework, and concepts of Cornell University. The program is designed around four core themes that include Managing the Business, Managing People& Teams, Managing the Organization, and Managing the Strategy.

 Cornell University

Within these four thematic areas,CEMPhas 14 detailed modules and additional mini-modules. The program concentrates on core competencies of management, including Human Resources, Operations, Finance,Marketing and Strategy. In addition, the program focuses on enhancing managerial skills, such as building expertise on leading global teams, implementing negotiation and conflict resolution skills, developing entrepreneurship in current functions, and evaluating and mitigating business risks.

Candidates will be taught by world-class academic leaders from Cornell and highly-acclaimed Indian professionals, such as Brad Bell, Chekitan Dev, Joe Grasso, Steve Miranda, Samuel Bacharach, Lisa Nishii, Donna Sharp, Arthur Wheaton and R. Balasubramaniam. To access detailed profiles of the faculties, please log onto: http://cemp.ilr.cornell.edu

CEMP follows an integrated approach, covering theoretical as well as practical modes of learning. The program includes a Capstone Project that provides participants with an opportunity to solve real-world problems faced in their current industry or organization by drawing upon the knowledge gainedthrough the program.Participants could also explore an entrepreneurial idea and analyze it from multiple perspectives.

To provide an even more in-depth focus in certain management areas, the program includes a five-day immersion program at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, and New York City. This immersion program focuses on key areas, such as leadership, innovation,and agility.It also includes a proprietary business management simulation exercise to enhance broad abilities of the candidates as rising leaders.

Mr. Joe Grasso, Co-Director of theCornell-ILR Experienced Managers Program states, “India is one of the fastest emerging economies today and it is competing with the rest of the world in several industries and sectors. Because of this competition, the need to remain up-to-datewith globally-applicable knowledge and skillsets has become imperative for Indian professionals. To address this need, we introduce the Cornell-ILR Experienced Managers Program in India. We have designed this program specifically for Indian professionals, keeping in mind the emerging trends and local market requirements. Our learning partner Pearsonhas a provenrecord of educating millions of people in India and across the world. We are extremely proud to have them as our partner.”  

CEMP’s first learning centre has been set up at Gurgaon in Haryana. The advanced learning centre will hold in-country seminars (taught by Cornell and Indian practitioner faculty), live online classes, faculty sessions and networking events. CEMP is built on a convenient, business-friendly flexible schedule with classes being organized over weekends or evenings of weekdays.

Mr. Steve Miranda, Co-Director of theCornell-ILR Experienced Managers Program states, “Cornell-ILR Experienced Managers Program brings the best global practices in executive education and online training to India. This is built on a cost-effective learning model that brings Cornell-certified global knowledge programs to the country. This is an exciting, newprogram designed for mid-level managers who want to learn or refresh theirknowledge of core management topics. It also developsmodernmanagement skills so that candidates can advance within or beyond their companies, professions and industries.”

Mr. Deepak Mehrotra,Managing Director of Pearson India states, “The concept of executive MBA is fast gaining popularity among working professionals in India. However, the effectiveness of this learning model is not fully achieved.

Being a global leader in the education space, we are focused on bringing innovative platforms that combine contextualized learning with world-class technology to ensure better learning outcomes. We have adopted an efficacy-driven approach globally and our endeavor with Cornell University is aimed at making the executive MBA education in India more impactful. We are thrilled to partner with Cornell, one of the highly-acclaimed Ivy League Universities in the world, in bringing the Cornell-ILR Experienced Managers Program to India.”

CEMP will engage participants in active networkingplatforms. Candidates will have access to networking events conducted over a period of time, even after the program is completed. The program will also have a closed LinkedIn group where program alumni can remain in touch, connect and share ideas years after they complete the program.

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