The Indian Institute of Management, Indore is going to the Middle East once more about four years after shutting down its offshore campus that was located in Dubai. The institute will go with a course named General Management Programme for Executives (abbreviated as GMPE) this time. Ananya Mishra, the media coordinator of IIM Indore, said that the institute will offer the GMPE course in association with Anisuma Training Institute situated in Dubai. The GMPE is a flagship executive course which is a 22-day comprehensive programme that will be completed in eight months.
The officials at IIM Indore spoke about the programme and said that it is designed uniquely to create strong conceptual frameworks in the field of business and management skills. It is a judicious mixture of group discussions and networking via classroom contact and practical frameworks that can be applied at the workplace.
The programme is to be delivered on Friday and Saturday each month, on the pre-announced dates in Dubai. The last module of the programme, which will be for five days, will be conducted at the campus of IIM Indore.
IIM Indore had introduced its study centre in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) at Ras-al-Khaimah (RAK) in 2011, offering the course of PGPMX. It also introduced the PGP course in the next year, which made it the only IIM to have gone abroad with the main common programme of IIMs. however, the institute did not get the response from students that they had wished for.
The institute shifted its centre to Dubai in 2014, expecting to attract more students in the commercial capital of the UAE but they failed here as well. The government of the UAE also pushed the centre on the verge of shutting down by asking the appointment of full-fledged non-teaching and teaching staff of IIM Indore at the Dubai centre.
Owing to these unforeseen reasons, IIM Indore was compelled to shut down the Dubai centre with its last class being conducted in July 2015. The institute has planned to go into the offshore venture once again. They have invited the applications for GMPE and the last date to apply is 26th May 2019. The GMPE programme will be offered from June 2019 to January 2020.