MBA in Technopreneurship program commences
The First batch of MBA in Technopreneurship by Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai in collaboration with Stuart School of Business, IIT Chicago, commenced at Great Lakes – ECR campus in September. Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan, Former Vice -Chairman – Cognizant inaugurated the program.
Earlier this year, in February, Great Lakes signed a MoU with Stuart School of Business – Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA and announced the launch of first of its kind 11 month blended (a combination of residencies at Chennai, online learning, and a final residency at Chicago) MBA in Technopreneurship Program for mid-career professionals.
Dr. Bala V Balachandran, Founder, Dean & Chairman, Great Lakes Institute of Management, said that the event marked Great Lakes, Chennai as the first B School in the country to launch a program in Technopreneurship which would help entrepreneurs and professionals with Tech skills to succeed in this drastically changing VUCA world”. The program is different from the regular MBA and offers best of knowledge in design thinking, IoT, disruptive technology, cloud computing etc., and to collaborate with IIT Chicago is an additional advantage, Dr. Bala added.
Inaugurating the event, Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan, Former Chairman, Cognizant remarked that when technology and entrepreneurship combines, it creates more opportunities, new products and services that will benefit the consumers and also create profit for an organization.
"Technology is not only limited to start-ups. Even larger firms, MNCs like GE are applying tech software to offer various opportunities. Be it Medical or Manufacturing, Technology is fast interrupting human life as well as getting critical in all areas of business. Develop skills, there are plenty of opportunities to change business models and produce something new and innovative. The time couldn’t be better than now", Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan said.
MBA in Tech is a blended learning program targeted at aspirants who are either aspiring high-tech entrepreneurs looking to start a new business or ambitious corporate professionals willing to launch innovative initiatives with a goal to grow the company’s business in a non-linear fashion in