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B-school puts education on fast track, pocket MBA in 2 days!

Prestigious institutes such as the Harvard Business School, Sloan at MIT and Kellogg are devising attractive programmes to rope in students from all walks of life and have all reported double-digit rise in applications.

business Updated: Apr 16, 2009 13:26 IST

Prestigious institutes such as the Harvard Business School, Sloan at MIT and Kellogg are devising attractive programmes to rope in students from all walks of life and have all reported double-digit rise in applications.

A Boston-based International Business School has introduced the first in a series of innovative programs called “Pocket MBA’s,” a course of just two days!

“We want to give professionals a taste of our top ranked one year MBA programme in an abbreviated format of two days,” says Nick Vanderwalt, Dean, Hult’s Dubai MBA program. And the school claims grand success.

One reason for the spurt in applicants might be because many executives say planning a Masters in Business Administration would be a sure shot way to duck recession at its peak. They seem to have found a new love for studies in these troubled days, says a release by the Hult International Business.

Such courses, however, may not click in India, say experts.

“In times of recession people tend to increase their worth by going for education. As far as a two day programmes like Hult is concerned, I do not think it will add value to someone’s resume, certainly not in India,” says Prof Neeraj Kumar of Delhi’s Faculty of Management Studies (FMS).