At a time when there is a crucial need for education that caters to the requirements of business and industry, Bridge School of Management, a part of HT Media Ltd, has entered into a joint venture with the US-based Northwestern University School of Continuing Studies to deliver innovative blended online and in-person professional certificate programmes in India. The first programme will be launched early this summer in predictive business analytics.
The initiative by North­western and Bridge School will combine the online content developed and taught by Northwestern faculty, with weekly in-person sessions led by local specialist faculty at Bridge School’s new state-of-the-art learning centres in Delhi.
"The need of the hour is for Indian management schools to adopt the best practices of world-class management institutions and this collaboration bears testimony to our efforts in this direction," said Rajiv Verma, director, Bridge School and CEO of HT Media Ltd.
"The Bridge School has demonstrated a deep understanding of the needs of industry and employees and is creating highly effective links between industry and academia," said Northwestern University Provost Daniel Linzer.
The predictive business analytics certificate will be a one-year programme for Indian professionals seeking to hone their skills in the field of big data. Analytics professionals are in tremendously high demand — they are helping lead companies to make better business decisions, improve operations, and increase profitability.