Asian Institute of Management (AIM) , Manila has tied up with the education company Edvance Learning, to start an executive management programme in Pune.
The one-year course is scheduled to start in February 2010. It will involve 16 weeks of classroom work and will be conducted at Edvance Learning's centre in Pune. Dr. Grace S. Ugut, associate dean of Executive Education and Lifelong Learning Centre, AIM, said, "The executive diploma is part of our flagship one-year courses, and will be delivered entirely by our own faculty which will be flown in from Manila."
The Executive Diploma on Business Management programme is targeted specifically at people with at least three years' supervisory or managerial experience. It is designed with the intention of enabling organisations to retain their employees while increasing their value for the company. It also benefits the employees as they do not have to interrupt their careers while attending the programme.
"AIM enjoys immense respect worldwide as a pioneer institution that has modeled Asia's business development and entrepreneurial leaders and managers for more than 40 years. The diploma will fulfill a long-standing need of working supervisors and managers to avail of the most contemporary, relevant and empowering management education in India itself, without having to travel abroad." said Arun Arora, group chairman, Edvance Learning.
Edvance Group was set up by Arun Arora, former President of the Times of India Group to address the gaps in education and training. The group currently has interests in early childhood education through its vertical Edvance Pre-Schools comprising Vivero International and Serra International. It also works in training and skill development of professionals.