Sculpting the Road for Excellence in Management Education

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Achieving excellence in management education and enhancing the benchmarks continuously has become imperative in the current VUCA environment. The volatility and the complexity of the environment have made it highly desirable that the institutions involved in management education adopt transformative and disruptive process innovations so that a focused approach towards enhancing quality education can be facilitated. In the whole process, the institutions are expected to adopt evolutionary and revolutionary integration of content learning. Moreover, in the current scenario, which has challenged institutions to embrace digitalization, it is highly significant to redefine the systems and processes regularly within the institutes. Not only this, we believe that digitalization has to be adopted as an enabler and facilitator for value creation and dissemination of education.

The need of the hour emphasizes interactive learning and discussion, as the engagement level is very high and far more productive and result-oriented; the possibilities seem to be promising as we live in a digital world where colossal innovations are cropping up every single minute. But, the major challenge attached with this online learning is lack of personal connection, which comes only with physical interaction. This makes the role of management institutions immensely critical in creating a hybrid learning environment.

We must understand that there are three critical missions. The first objective is integrating management education and creating new knowledge that generates research.The second objective is disseminating the knowledge, which results in the skill creation amongst the students; thirdly, the innovation creation as a result of knowledge acquisition and dissemination.

All these three objectives of management education are dependent on the best practices in teaching, learning, and assessment processes within the institutions. Besides these, innovation in teaching-learning processes and the role of ICT and research play vital roles in sustaining the quality of management education. Competency development through skill enhancement has to be the core focus area for the management institutes, leading to the students’ employability and corporate readiness.

At IMS Ghaziabad, our core focus is centered around creating the students’ core competencies by providing them the multidimensional avenues of skill enhancement. A highly competitive and corporate relevant curriculum is offered to the students so that we can do justice with the significant responsibility of fostering the achievement and developing our students for competitiveness in the corporate sector. For the skill enhancement, we have incorporated various value-added certification programs, which have been designed keeping in mind the latest developments in the corporate world. Due emphasis has been laid on the inclusion of corporate interactions via expert talk series to let the future leaders understand, analyze, prepare their action plan and implement the same after checking its viability during their corporate journey. The ecosystem is created within the campus by building supportive learning strategies and student centric learning processes, leading to the students’ personalized development.

Our focus is not limited to creating corporate-ready professionals but also on generating value systems amongst our students to become responsible citizens of the country and contribute towards nation-building. IMS Ghaziabad, right from its inception has striven to become the management school which nurtures business leadership and meets the expectation of ever changing industrial and commercial world. We are raising its global prominence by enhancing its position as an international leader in management education and thought generation.

Pedagogy today has become a function of technology and this relationship becomes all the more promising when used to address the educational needs of the constantly changing and fast evolving business school education. Business schools today are responsible for empowering future managers and leaders with not only the knowledge and insights but also with the ability to sense and respond to the unanticipated changes of the turbulent business environment.

The need of the hour is to conceptualize an integrated pedagogical framework that combines “richness” of augmented reality, classroom teaching and academic research with “reach” of social networking to yield a paradigm of agile education.

The institute has been developing a distinctive brand of leadership, equipped to address critical challenges faced by industry and society. With 31 years of legacy in management education, we have developed a unique brand and tradition of carving the students in order to serve the society with quality bunch of future leaders and entrepreneurs. We visualize IMS as an institution which imparts strategic vision, practical wisdom and core business disciplines to foster and nurture leaders capable of making difference in various arena of life.

In today’s age, where the world is riding in at a fast pace, one must be proficient to weigh up in a dynamic approach and execute desired task resourcefully. Today’s turbulent environment requires efficient leadership and the talent to think beyond obvious.

The threefold challenge faced by contemporary education system is:

  1. Students do not enter the workforce of today with all of the technical skillsets and agile mindset they need to succeed.
  2. Teachers cannot “relay knowledge they don’t have themselves.”
  3. The education system needs to be more customized to different learning paths and learning journeys.

To combat these issues, a strong focus is required in order to nurture the vital three tenets – Agile students, Agile teachers and Agile education systems.IMS Ghaziabad endeavors to remain at the crest of change and continue to develop management thought that address vital business, social and human needs.

 

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