Jack Welch Management Institute Goes To India

Jan 3, 2013
  |  by Strayer Univers...

The Jack Welch Management Institute at Strayer University has teamed up with a leading online education provider in Bangalore, India, to provide students with practical skills and knowledge needed to excel as a leader in today’s ever-changing business environment. JWMI and the AVAGMAH Online School started accepting students in the Winter Quarter for the executive certificate degree programs.

The courses combine JWMI’s leadership curriculum and business principles with AVAGMAH’s deep understanding of India’s business culture and corporate structure. The course material and case studies are tailored to focus on business issues facing India’s leaders.

“AVAGMAH is a valuable partner because they understand the unique challenges and opportunities that face India’s business leaders in the 21st century,” says  Dr. Daniel Szpiro, dean of the Jack Welch Management Institute.

The partnership gives students in other parts of the world an opportunity to learn real-world management lessons from Jack Welch, the world-renowned former chairman and chief executive officer of General Electric, and leading business experts. “We’re working closely with AVAGMAH to ensure that our courses provide students in India with proven methodologies and credentials that are needed to be successful in business,” Dr. Szpiro says.

Dr. Szpiro and other leaders from JWMI traveled to India to meet with more than a dozen leading employers throughout Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi. JWMI and AVAGMAH also hosted more than 130 senior executives from India at a kick-off event that featured a live questionand-answer session with Jack Welch via satellite.


AVAGMAH specifically reached out to JWMI because of the world-class reputation of Jack Welch. “He is a very well-known and respected figure throughout India,” says Dr. Szpiro, who pointed out that Bangalore is home to the John F. Welch Technology Centre, General Electric’s first and largest research and development center outside of the United States.

With India’s robust and growing economy, JWMI saw an opportunity to help the country develop successful leaders. “The reality is that we’re living in a global society, and there’s a great opportunity for us to offer our proven education curriculum to students in other parts of the world,” Dr. Szpiro says.  The Jack Welch Management Institute will continue to explore new ways to reach aspiring leaders anywhere in the world. 



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