HT Media and Apollo Group come together to start B-school

By afaqs! news bureau , afaqs!, New Delhi | In Media | April 08, 2013
The joint venture between HT Media and Apollo Global Inc. (US), called India Education Services, will launch its flagship business school, Bridge School of Management.

HT Media Group has entered into the education sector in partnership with Apollo Global Inc., the largest for-profit college in the US, with the launch of a business school that targets the corporate sector. The two have formed an equal partnership joint venture (JV) titled India Education Services. The JV's flagship institution is called Bridge School of Management, currently at a concept stage.

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Bridge School of Management

Bridge School of Management will aim to provide training for India's growing service and manufacturing industry for the 21st century global workplace. The business school will leverage the experience, expertise and technology from Apollo Global to provide an innovative learning environment and management programmes for working adults to boost their careers. The courses are targeted at traditional students and working adults.

The courses offered in the B-school will be of 11 months duration and will focus on industry relevant content, with the option of functional and sectoral specialisation. The content and curriculum offered at the college will be co-created by industry professionals along with dedicated academia to address the needs of the industry based on inputs from leading organisations and industry stalwarts. The programmes will incorporate latest industry trends, best practices and will try and fill in the skill gaps in the current workforce.

The programmes will focus on practical learning via live projects and case studies, simulations on real life corporate situations and guest lectures by experienced senior industry leaders to enhance the applied skills of employees. Bridge School of Management will also offer online courses.

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