The sustainability management course will help students to build responsible leadership capabilities geared to respond to sustainability challenges.
Alivia Mukherjee | November 3, 2023 | 07:10 PM IST
NEW DELHI: Indian Institute of Management Lucknow (IIM Lucknow) is offering a post graduate programme in sustainable management (PGP-SM) that aims to develop management professionals with a comprehensive view on economic, social, and environmental challenges.
In addition to general management courses, the PGP-SM curriculum offers specialised courses in sustainable management principles, sustainability measurement and reporting, systems thinking, lifecycle management, stakeholder management, and public policy.
The programme facilitates future leaders to understand the ever-changing and dynamic nature of these sustainability problems as well as develop integrated, holistic approaches to deal with environmental issues.
Speaking on the importance for a post graduate programme in sustainable management, Archana Shukla, director, IIM Lucknow, stated that this programme aspires to develop managers with evolved awareness and abilities to contribute to a sustainable society.
Speaking on the future job prospects, Ashish Aggarwal, chairman, PGP-SM, IIM Lucknow, said "Top consulting firms like McKinsey, Accenture, E&Y, KPMG, and PWC, along with other major companies, hire our students with an average salary of Rs. 30 lakhs per annum, and we have a 100% placement record."
The key features of PGP-SM are as follows:
Case study methodology: PGP-SM course curriculum emphasises learning through case study discussions, presentations, and role play, resulting in an interactive learning environment inside classes.
International immersion programme: In the second year of the programme, students participate in a global environment. Students are exposed to global pioneers from world-class colleges such as Copenhagen, Denmark's Business School, Sweden's Linnaeus University, and the Netherlands' Maastricht University. Excursions to IKEA, VOLVO, Electrolux, are also arranged for the students.
Integrated industrial projects: IIM Lucknow has a strong industry network, with its connections to the top national and worldwide companies, the programme offers a unique 9-month integrated live project that gives students hands-on experience and the ability to apply classroom learnings in the field.
Batch diversity: PGP-SM has professionals from a variety of fields, including IT, chemicals, construction, power, fashion, medical, and the social sector. The variety of backgrounds reflects the variety of thinking, which fosters the spirit of peer learning.
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