On May 8, 2017, the inaugural ceremony of the General Management Programme for Aerospace and Aviation Executives (GMAE – Batch 3), Indian Institute of Management Bangalore.
GMAE is a part-time certificate programme for working professionals from the Aerospace and Aviation sector. The programme is being offered by IIMB in partnership with Toulouse Business School, france. Participants who successfully complete the GMAE programme are eligible to pursue the Aerospace MBA being offered by TBS.
Aerospace MBA is a two year programme delivered by both faculty members from TBS and IIMB together with industry experts from Aeronautics, Aviation, Space & Defence.
First year (Stage 1) of the programme is dedicated to Aerospace and Aviation Core Management and second year (stage 2) is dedicated to Aerospace and Aviation Sub-Sectors, Management Challenges and supervised projects. This programme offers a mandatory week in Toulouse where participants are given the opportunity to study and also visit major aerospace companies.
Successful participants will receive a certificate from IIMB and TBS for the General Management Programme for Aerospace and Aviation Executives at the end of the first stage and an Aerospace MBA from TBS after the completion of the second stage.
The GMAE certificate holders can choose to pursue the Aerospace MBA either immediately after completing the certificate programme or within 2-years of completing the Programme.
Madan Mohan Raj, Chief Program Officer, first welcomes the cohort and introduces the Executive Education programs, highlighting the GMAE program possibly leading to the TBS Aerospace MBA degree. However, owing to the highest international standard (Toulouse Business School is part of the only 2% of Business Schools in the world to be triple accredited, Equis, AACSB, AMBA) being eligible to Year 2 requires a lot of commitment and endeavor. This is a very demanding program with a lot of content, readings, work, projects. Anticipating the workload, prioritize the diverse activities, being punctual in delivering the expected assignments, getting grades above C+… Both IIMB and TBS are providing their support, the tools, the content and also advice, materials, services to help you successfully achieving the program. But to reach the final destination, the individual endeavor, the rich peer learning and group sharing are more than required. As stated by Prof. S. Raghunath (director), learning is always about self-learning constant attitude. On top of that, Dr. Christophe Bénaroya (director) insisted on the necessity of remaining humble when about to learn new ideas, new concepts, new practices. It’s the only way leading to become gamechangers. Leadership requires top level international experience that is provided thanks to the IIMB & TBS partnership.
After the successive allocutions by Madan Mohan Raj, Dr. Christophe Bénaroya & Prof. S. Raghunath, the lighting of the lamp took place at IIMB. It symbolizes knowledge, as represented in the IIMB logotype. Likewise the baseline of TBS is on the same page: “Think & Create”!
A picture of the cohort has then officially be taken. Welcome aboard to the new cohort!