ICAI collaborates with Manipal Executive Education to launch General Management Programme
Institute of Chartered Accountants in collaboration with Manipal Executive Education, a business unit of Manipal Global, launched a residential three weeks General Management Programme.The first-of-its-kind programme aims at sharpening the skills of CA final rank holders in terms of managerial and leadership abilities. The programme is designed keeping in mind the importance of managerial skills in today’s global economy.
The programme will help the candidates keep pace with the industry and provide a platform to equip themselves with industry-relevant skills and to enhance their understanding of business.
Dr Ravichandran, Director-Manipal Executive Education, gave an insight into the programme and shared that programme will be delivered through case studies by industry experts and reputed academicians.
This programme is designed to create a powerful stepping stone for the rank holders of ICAI as they venture into the job market, develop an in-depth understanding of value creation in the context of a business organization. It will also help to appreciate the emerging trends in business management and provide an understanding of the inter-linkages of various business functions.
Prafulla P Chhajed, President, ICAI and Atul Kumar Gupta, Vice-President, stressed on the institute’s efforts to pilot this programme and their responsibility to make the most of this initiative.
How was the programme designed?
Anil Bhandari, Chairman and Hansraj Chugh, Vice Chairman Committee for Members in Industry & Business, ICAI worked closely with Manipal Executive Education to design the programme.
Amit Agarwal, Secretary, Committee for Members in Industry & Business, ICAI, in his inaugural address stressed on ICAI’s first initiative to train the rank holders. “It is imperative to keep pace with the dynamics of the industry. Having a full batch of achievers under a roof will help everyone grow and open a door for better understanding and collaborating in the future”, he said.
S Vaitheeswaran, CEO, Manipal Education & Medical Group (MEMG) that oversees all the business verticals of the Group in his address at the programme inauguration congratulated the young achievers on their getting ranks in the CA exams that have one of the lowest pass percentages. He also stressed on the need to be ethical and focus on continuous learning. He also highlighted the importance of branding and appreciated the efforts taken by the Institute of Chartered Accountants to strengthen the brand through its brand ambassadors.
Shrinivas Joshi, CFO, Manipal Global provided insight on the expectations from CA professionals and the need for their being relevant, starting with the challenging times where the economy is poised currently. Chartered Accountants are required in all industries and the opportunities available to them are immense.
Who all participated in the programme?
The participants include all top rankers starting from the first rank and the lowest rank being the 47th rank in a batch of 88 participants attending from across the length and breadth of the country. The programme will also provide an opportunity to all of them to network and be connected and collaborate in future.