IIM Bangalore partners with German B-schools to launch International Management Programme for Technologists

Bangalore: The Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB) has announced a partnership with two premier German B-schools – the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) and the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, Germany for an International Management Programme for Technologists (IMPT), an innovative Executive Education Programme.

The IMPT is designed by the three management schools to enable technology leaders respond effectively to challenges and complexities that they face. Offered to engineering and technology managers, R&D leaders, product designers and architects, and managers in charge of large and complex projects in India and Europe, the unique two-week programme will be offered at both locations, with participants traveling to Nuremberg and Bangalore for one week each.

The focus of the programme is on innovation, technology-driven business models, intrapreneurship and platform business models.

For registration to the programme, go to www.iimb.ac.in/eep/impt
For more information, call 080-26993380.

Highlighting the key takeaways of the new programme, Prof. R. Srinivasan, Chairperson, Executive Education Programmes at IIM Bangalore, said: “The IMPT distils the key elements of Indian and German technology ecosystems to deliver the competencies required for global business. The Erlangen Nuremberg area in Germany is the origin of Industry 4.0, and is known for its manufacturing excellence. Bangalore is home to a vibrant technology start-up ecosystem and is widely considered to be the Silicon Valley of India.”

The partnership brings together best-in-class academicians and leading researchers on strategic innovation, cooperation and management, and the digital transformation of organizations.

Prof. Dr. Kathrin M Möslein, Chairperson, Information Systems, Innovation and Value Creation at Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, said: “The IMPT helps participants understand how to compete using technology and leverage the benefits of open innovation in a sharing economy, and promote intrapreneurship. It will equip managers to work in cross-functional, cross-cultural and geographically distributed teams.”

The IMPT programme will be delivered using multiple learning methods: workshops, discussions, simulation exercises, site visits, and coaching from highly-rated professors as well as business technology experts. Participants will get a window to fast-changing technologies and upcoming innovations through site visits to Fraunhofer IIS.