Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla at the U21 Global Online MBA Programme Convocation
-- 49 senior executives of Aditya Birla Group received their U21Global MBA degree from Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group at a grand convocation ceremony held in Mumbai on Monday, 11th March.
-- 52 senior employees of Aditya Birla Group, with over 10 - 15 years of experience, were inducted into the new batch of MBA program at GlobalNxt University, a pioneering online academic institution based in Malaysia.
-- Over 100 employees of Aditya Birla Group have completed their U21Global Online MBA programme in earlier batches
Addressing the 3rd Annual Convocation of the U21Global MBA program held in Mumbai, recently Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman, Aditya Birla Group, said that - "To stay contemporary is one of the most difficult things to be able to do both for companies and individuals. But it is critical. The solution is continuous learning. And all of you Managers who are working at senior levels have recognized this which in itself is worth applauding". Mr. Birla felt that this was an incredible achievement on the part of the graduating batch, particularly since it is "Very tough to get back to books and studies in a formal way after so many years. The half-life of most things is shrinking and this is true of education - the MBA shelf life as well. The Aditya Birla Group is committed to continuous learning". Mr. Birla added that continuous learning encompasses all aspects of life.
Patrick Pouly, topper of the graduating class and employee of Novelis, Switzerland (part of the ABG group of companies), spoke about the wonderful learning opportunity that the programme offered - true flexibility and enabled interactions with peers across the world.
The strategic partnership between Aditya Birla Group and U21Global dates back to 2005. Till date, the Group has nominated close to 250+ top performing executives, with 10-15 years of experience in companies across the Group, for the Global MBA. This is now a vital part of the Aditya Birla Group's continuing education endeavors.
This year Dr. Wing Lam, Dean, GlobalNxt University inducted 52 new students from the Group to the MBA program
Speaking on this occasion, Dr. Wing Lam, Dean, GlobalNxt University said, "Our aim at the university is to equip and update students with rapidly changing skill sets required in the modern, global economy. Our students will benefit significantly from a strong emphasis on interactive pedagogy, advanced learning technology and a high caliber, PhD-qualified global faculty. GlobalNxt University truly represents the next generation in learning advancement. We welcome the new batch at ABG as they take this important next step in their careers".
About GlobalNxt University
GlobalNxt University is a pioneering academic institution committed to educational innovation and transformation. Bringing together distinguished faculty from around the world, an interactive learning approach, and a state-of-the-art online learning platform, the university offers students access to rigorous, individualized education anytime, anywhere. The university's globally diverse student and faculty population is currently represented by over 72 different countries. In addition, through close industry partnerships, the university has talent development programmes with over 100 multinational companies. The university's unique academic heritage and experience in online education is founded on U21Global, an online education initiative originally pioneered by a group of 21 international universities.
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