Certificate Programme in Global Management Fundamentals

In order to cultivate the talent of emerging business leaders who wish to lead organisations in an increasingly transnational world, University of Toronto ( U of T ) Mississauga is introducing a six week certificate programme in Global Management Fundamentals, which will begin from June 2012.

This programme will cater to students from emerging economies like India, China and the Middle East by giving them an exposure to North American business fundamentals. It will help students to develop an overview of how businesses are conducted in North America, to develop business communication skills and other soft skills.

According to Vandana Mahajan, Director, international academic liaisons, University of Toronto Mississauga, the level of competition has increased multi – fold and the pressure on students to compete with the MNCs has also increased.

Undergraduate students in their second or third year of BBA, BCom or business related courses are eligible for this programme, which will be conducted once a year during summers so that students can pursue it during their breaks. So how does it work ? “Interested students will come to U of T for this programme in between their course after completing one or two years when they have a basic understanding of business management.

After this, they will go back to their institutions and complete their degrees. This will give them best of both worlds. They will get a degree from their institution and a North American credential as well. This course will also be effective for those students who wish to come back for their postgraduation studies here,” says Mahajan. It will be open only for students from those academic institutes ( government and private ) that U of T has tie – ups with.

“We have identified six academic modules. These include international business, economics of business strategy, global accounting, cross – cultural organisational behaviour, global marketing and international finance,” says Mahajan.

Pointing out the strengths of this course, Mahajan says, “Alongside a rigorous academic curriculum that we have created for students, they will also be getting to know the soft skills from a North American perspective. The curriculum will enhance their communication skills, familiarise them with effective networking and interviewing techniques, and create other opportunities for professional development.”

Upon completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a certificate from the University of Toronto.

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