The International Masters Program in Practicing Management
(IMPM) is about doing a better job, not just getting a better job,
finds Poonam Jain.
Participants are graded on a "Reflection" paper at the
International Masters Program in Practising Management (IMPM). Why?
"Reflection is an important constituent in producing well grounded
managers as we are not interested in producing MBAs. Captain
Gopinath was a part of this programme before he started the low
cost airline Air Deccan you know," says Dr S Raghunath, Dean,
IIM-B, and Cycle Director with IMPM.
"We constantly ask ourselves - what can be done to develop
managers in a serious educational process? And that's why IMPM,
since 1996, has created a masters programme for truly practising
managers," muses Raghunath. As we can guess, the campus extends
around the world. Participants receive complete immersion in five
different countries and they were recently in Bangalore at the
Indian Institute of Management as a part of their India visit. "The
idea is to allow them to view their own management style, build
their decision making skill, help them gain insights into different
cultures and their unique business challenges and finally initiate
and lead change while maintaining necessary continuity through
skilful implementation," says Dora Koop, Director, Market &
Programme Development, IMPM.
...IMPM programme is designed by Professor Henry Mintzberg - an
internationally renowned academic and author on business and
management. The programme is quite a departure from the traditional
case-study approach - more to do with actual experiences and needs
of the participating managers and their organisations. "That's why
we have only accomplished managers with experience to participate
in the programme," Koop tells. The master's degree is achievable
while maintaining full-time position, and designed to integrate
individual experience. "The purpose is to offer concepts and
frameworks that remove the boundaries from their current managerial
practice. They are then able to successfully develop global
perspective with personal impact," concludes Raghunath.
Read full article: The Times of India, February 20, 2012