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For the first time Indian Institute of Management Bangalore is offering online certificate courses on fundamentals of business management.
These certificate courses to be delivered through EDX would also be offered in Hindi. Right now US universities and MooC firms like -Udacity and Coursera offer such short term courses to students.
"IIM Bangalore is leveraging the massive scale and reach of MOOCs to provide basic business skills to everyone who needs them. To make our country's grand vision of 'Make in India' and 'Digital India' a reality, education is key. Our MOOCs programme, especially the Fundamentals of Business Management, will bring high quality management education and a lifelong learning opportunity for many who would otherwise have been unable to access a top management school," said a top official of the Institute.
“The course would be delivered through the edX platform over the next few months and will offer learners the opportunity to study management concepts from highly rated IIM faculty in a completely open, online mode. To increase the reach of these courses IIM-B will also make these courses available in Hindi,” said the same official.
Business and management courses are some of the most in-demand subjects they seek to leverage edX MOOCs for increasing the skills and knowledge so central to succeeding in their careers.
It is expected that IIM-B’s online certification courses would help in reaching out to who have no access at to education management institutions.
IIM-B's new XSeries Program will provide learners around the world an important credential to improve their job and career prospects.