THE DUAL COUNTRY PROGRAMME: LOOKING AHEAD
Internationalization of the First Year Component at Dubai
PGDM DCP Academic Calender 2016-17
The DCP Programme of IMT Ghaziabad has been conceptualized to provide an international experience to candidates in the PGDM curricula of IMT Ghaziabad. Keeping in mind, the current globalization of world markets and hence need for MBA aspirants to be exposed to global markets, the DCP program was launched by IMT Ghaziabad, keeping its motto of “Local Depth, Global Breadth”. As Dubai is one of the hubs of globalization due to its geographic location and economic environment, the thought process of the Program is to give global exposure to students The Global Exposure in Dubai.
The course Curricula
The DCP program at IMT Ghaziabad started in 2010. In this program, students spend their 1st year in IMT Dubai and 2nd year (specializations) at IMT Ghaziabad. . The first year course, comprising of Core papers is the same as the one that is practised at IMT Ghaziabad.
In addition to above, to ensure that students get practical exposure to the global markets, the course materials in core papers relate to an international business framework in terms of the case studies included in the course curricula and the course-based projects assigned to the students. Specifically, care was given to ensure the following;
- Cases discussed in classes, display a wide mix of different country-specific situations.
- Text books are all of international editions.
- Students are consciously encouraged to do course-based projects on Non-Indian companies
Post completion of 1st year, students are encouraged and also provided opportunities to carry out their summer internship assignments in UAE and the Middle East – primarily GCC countries - including Oman and Kuwait. The break-up of confirmed summer internships in this region is as follows:
- Students with Internships at UAE: 65-70
- Students with Internships at India: 115-120
- Students with Internships at Kuwait: 1
Companies in Dubai:
- Barcode Gulf
- Club Mahindra
- CPI Media
- Mumz World
- Project with MH Enterprises and Unilever Middle East, Brand: Lipton
- Global Distribution
- State Bank of India
- Jaleel Holding
- Landmark Leisure - Fun City
- Atlantis Group
- Bank of Baroda
- TASC Outsourcing LLC
- Sharaf Retail
- Virtus Consultancy Services FZE
- Landmark Hospitality
- Landmark Group (MAX Fashion)
Companies in India:
- Ambuja Cement Ltd.
- Crompton Greaves
- Dollar Industries
- GCMMF - Amul
- Gras Academy
- HDFC Bank Ltd
- Home Shop 18
- Honda Cars India Limited
- ICICI Lombard
- ICRA Limited
- Idea Cellular
- IEEE - Vodafone
- Indian Hotels
- Kapila Food and Dairy
- Reliance Capital Asset Management
- SBI Capital Markets
- Shalimar Paints
- Vodadone-IEEE project
- Omaxe Ltd.
- Indian Tobacco Company (ITC)
“Above lists of companies is indicative
Our expectation is that between 65-70 students would carry out their internship assignments in UAE/GCC in diverse industries such as banking, procurement and warehousing, trading and manufacturing with job assignments ranging from core financial operations to marketing of financial products, other marketing functions including market research, and basic assignments in the area of operations management. Most of these students would stay in the campus during this period. This is in addition to the students returning to India for doing their summer internship assignments.
A large number of DCP students are also engaged in working on short-term projects with companies in diverse industries in the UAE. Some of the companies where the students have done or are currently pursuing these projects include the following:
- STAR TV.
- UAE Exchange.
- Ethos Consultancy.
- J Model Management.
- Varsboffin Consultancy.
- Emami UAE, and
- Arinao Offshore.
Exchange Opportunities for DCP Students:
Students during their 1st year in Dubai also have an opportunity to pursue exchange programs in various universities across the globe where IMT Ghaziabad/Dubai has an established International Student and Academic Exchange program. In the last batch, 7 students have been selected for student exchange programs to the following universities: ESC Rennes, France; ESC Normandy, France, B1 Norway, Oslo, Norway and AF Kufstein and Austria.
An optional course for learning Arabic through the ETON Institute, Dubai, would shortly be launched for both DCP and IMT Dubai MBA students.
Global Students, Global Placements: IMT Ghaziabad’s Dual Country Program