Published : Wednesday, 3 August, 2016 11:55 AM
Great Lakes Institute of Management commences 1st Batch of PGPM Executives
Great Lakes Institute of Management in collaboration with Great Learning, commences its first batch of Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives
The ceremony was addressed by Mr. Shripati Acharya, Co-Founder & Managing Partner
– Prime Venture Partners
Chennai, 2nd August 2016: Great Lakes Institute of Management, a premier management institute in the country in collaboration with Great Learning, an online and blended learning platform, commenced its first batch of PGPM–Ex (Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives) at HSR Layout, Bangalore. Mr. Shripati Acharya, Co-Founder & Managing Partner - Prime Venture Partners was the honourable chief guest for the occasion.
The ceremony began with the lighting of auspicious lamp in the august presence of Mr. Shripati Acharya, Co-Founder & Managing Partner - Prime Venture Partners and Mr. Mohan Lakhamraju, Vice-Chairman - Great Lakes Institute of Management.
Delivering the commencement address, Chief Guest, Mr. Shripati Acharya, Co-Founder & Managing Partner - Prime Venture Partners, said, “there are several transition points in life which occur frequently and these changes are strongly influenced by the chances we take and the decisions we make in day to day life”. Mr. Acharya also laid stress on the fact that our surrounding and environment have huge impact on our lives, especially right people and right place. Further, he stated, “If you hang out with smart people, chances are that you will grow smarter along with them. Chances and opportunities are rare yet crucial. Whenever you get an opportunity to work with good people, grab it. Luck plays an important role in our career. Although, you can’t alter it, you can definitely increase the probability of it. Minimizing regrets would help you take wise decisions in life. It is easier to forget and move on from wrong decisions but not quite easy to live with the regrets”.
Delivering the key note address, Mr. Mohan Lakhamraju, Founder & CEO, Great Learning and Vice – Chairman - Great Lakes Institute of Management, shared, “in India, Great Lakes is the 7th B-school to have AMBA accreditation and also the youngest, Great Lakes also boasts of SAQS accreditation and that makes it one of the few B-schools in India that have both the prestigious accreditations - AMBA and SAQS. We are proud to be associated with Great Lakes as our academic partner and being able to use its knowledge capital for all our students at Great Learning”. Speaking about Great learning, Mr. Lakhamraju added, “Great Learning has high quality international faculty and we are very aggressive in terms of industry engagement, we enable several interactions for our students with industry leaders. Since its launch in 2013, Great Learning has focused immensely on empowered learning, lifelong learning and on- demand learning. We have also noticed that within a six month period, 60% of our students experienced the career transition that they were aspiring for. PGPM- Executive is an accelerated one year blended program which develops management competencies to enhance career growth. I wish you all best of luck for your journey with Great Learning.”
About PGPM-Ex (Post Graduate Program in Management for Executives)
PGPM-Ex (Post Graduate Program in Management) is a blended mode (weekend classroom + online) 12 month general management program for working professionals with 5-15 years of work experience. The program offers specialization options in marketing, finance, operations, product management and analytics. The program adopts global learning best practices and uses a combination of learning modes including classroom sessions, live virtual classes, self-learning, team-based problem solving and interaction with industry experts. The PGPM-Ex benefits from the Great Lakes Institute of Management expertise gained over the past 12 years of having successfully enabled over 5000 alumni, now working in 30 countries, achieve substantial career growth. Upon successful completion, participants receive dual certification from both, Great Lakes Institute of Management and Illinois Institute of Technology, USA, one of the leading institutions in the USA with an over 100 year legacy of excellence.
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