Targeting working executives across various countries, TÜV Rheinland India - a subsidiary of Germany’s TÜV Rheinland Group - a leader in testing, training, inspection, consulting and certification, will offer MBA programmes from next year.
These programmes will be validated by UK-based Teesside University.
TÜV Rheinland India MD Thomas Fuhrmann, who was in Bengaluru recently to sign an MoU with Teesside University Vice-Chancellor Prof Paul Croney, said, "To begin with, we will be offering MBA International Business Management programme, and we are targeting only 25 students. We will increase the number going forward, and the fees will be at par with any other German Business Schools.”
Unlike other MBA programmes, these are designed to fit particular sector needs. "There is always a huge demand for such programmes. While teaching sessions will be held at Cologne and Dubai, the Bengaluru centre will be used for all back-end processes, and as the administrative base for managing the programmes,” he said. Headquartered in Bengaluru, the company is active in over 100 locations in India.
The courses - MBA International Business Management, MBA Energy Management and MBA Sustainable Business Management - are for people who are aspiring for managerial and senior managerial positions. All these programmes will be offered to participants as international executive programmes under the modular mode.
Business management experts drawn from Europe and also professors from Teesside University will deliver guest lectures for students. Prof Croney said that apart from these programmes, the university will also look at partnering with TÜV Rheinland for other programmes.
All three programmes will have co-modules like management finance strategy, including self-development. Stressing on the importance of updating oneself, Fuhrmann said that young leaders need to focus on sustainable business model and need energy and environment awareness.