The world’s trusted authority in diamond and fine jewelry grading- The International Gemological Institute (IGI), in association with India’s leading business school, S P Mandali’s Principal L N Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research (WeSchool) launched the Jewelry Design and Business Management Program on November 18, 2019 in Mumbai. Being the foremost name in the field of gemological courses with schools across the globe, IGI with the WeSchool marks the collaboration of technical education with principal business management learnings from one of the premier business schools in the country.

Aimed at empowering jewelry designers with an entrepreneurial prowess, the program is a three-month certification course that is designed to bring out the best of creativity in a designer while honing their managerial abilities. Each batch will cater to twenty-five design students, helping in their creative pursuits while assisting them in managing the day to day operations at the retail level. Students having completed their higher secondary education may enroll for the program which gives an in-depth knowledge about jewelry business and the industry across various aspects that are crucial to running a successful business venture.

Speaking at the launch of the program, Tehmasp Printer, MD- IGI said, “The integration of jewelry design curriculum with managerial studies is an opportunity for design professionals to acuminate their business capabilities. The IGI-WeSchool Jewelry Design and Business Management course is specially curated to help design aspirants prepare for a career in the field of jewelry design and retail management. The curriculum aims at developing business professionals who will redefine the scope of jewelry business in the gem and jewelry sector."

Extending hands-on practical experience, helping the students apply their learnings in a working environment, the program is in the true sense a designer’s initiation into the gem and jewelry industry and its operations. Both IGI and the WeSchool intend to empower over a hundred design professionals by the end of 2020 with the program. 

Commenting about the launch of Jewelry Design and Business Management Program, Prof. Dr. Uday Salunkhe, Group Director, WeSchool said, "Our partnership with International Gemological Institute (IGI) aims to bring out the best of academia-industry in the gems and jewelry segment. The program would be resourceful to those individuals who are aspiring to enter the gems and jewelry or who have recently switched to the retail jewelry chain. The curriculum jointly designed by WeSchool and IGI draws the best from the industry sources to ensure a a knowledgeable outcome. With the introduction of such courses, WeSchool aims to provide hands-on technical knowledge and management expertise to aspirants and professionals who will add value to specialized industry needs, and enable help them to grow exponentially as entreprenuers and as future managers.”The first batch of the program is scheduled for February 17, 2020.

To know more about the program, call Ms. Yasmin Engineer - 022 49736064 / 65

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