GLIM’s MBA Program for Energy Sector Executives
Great Lakes Institute of Management (GLIM) in partnership with the University of Houston will be offering an Executive MBA programme for executives in the energy sector.
Bala V. Balachandran, founder, GLIM, said that University of Houston, a leader in the energy management field has been offering similar courses for Chinese students.
“I found that though the course was well-structured, there was a glitch because the Chinese students could not understand English well. So I suggested to the university administration that they could look at India and now this has materialised,” he said.
Prof. Balachandran said that the minimum requirements would be that the student be an executive working in the energy sector for the last eight years. Candidates with engineering and technology backgrounds would be preferred but there would not be a restriction on the degree, he said.
He said that the institute was already in talks with some of the leading companies in India including ONGC, Reliance, and Indian Oil Corporation, who had expressed interest in sending their employees for the course. “This will be useful as energy management is as important as energy conservation,” he said.
The custom-made programme will involve seven visits to the GLIM campus (9 days a month each) and one visit to the University of Houston lasting two weeks.
The course, scheduled to start in the third week of July, will cost students Rs. 13 lakh in tuition apart from the travel involved to Chennai and to Houston for the final two weeks, he said. Around 40 students will be admitted to the course.