Technology has made the world a much smaller place, and the rate of change in the global economy is increasing at an exponential rate. Many business leaders and business organizations are quickly finding themselves left by the wayside because they have been unable to keep up with their competition. How do we develop managers who can run their organizations in the face of a rapidly changing competitive environment? How do we prepare leaders who can inspire others to work towards common goals? How can we shape nation builders who will passionately work for inclusive and sustainable growth?
The manager-leader of tomorrow needs to be equipped not just with the right tools and techniques, but more especially the principles and values that can provide them with the moral compass to navigate what will often prove to be uncharted waters. MBA students can’t just master the tools of today’s trade — they need to learn how to learn, so that they can keep up with the changes that are transforming the world, and continue learning long after they have completed their program of studies.
The AGSB’s Standard MBA program is a wholistic leadership and management development program offered on a part-time basis, targeted at early-career professionals who do not want to put their careers on hold, and would like to prepare themselves to take on greater responsibilities and to assume broader leadership roles. Our students’ MBA experience is a journey of self-awareness that will help them to clarify their personal value frameworks while acquiring not just the skills that will help them to address today’s management issues, but the mindsets that will enable them to become lifelong learners.
Students enrolled in this program come from a broad range of industries and educational backgrounds, covering such diverse fields as marketing, finance, accounting, information technology, engineering, advertising, and even nursing. The interactive and student-centered program design enables students to learn from each other, drawing from the diversity of experiences represented in the classroom to create a richer and fuller learning environment for all.