Usha Martin Academy Advantage
At UMA, we firmly believe a reinvention of the current education system is required. Business schools across the globe are rethinking the role of leadership and how to train the next generation of managers in the midst of unprecedented challenges. These challenges reinforce the idea that a simple modification of pre-existing ideals will not suffice. It is time to reinvent management education..
The UMA institutions are prepared to lead this reinvention of management and IT education by focusing on the following:
Serve locally, train globally.
The UMA realizes the importance of looking outward in training business leaders. This is a methodology that cannot be centralized. It is not enough to focus on educating India’s elite. Business schools in India should design themselves in such a way as to reach the needs of the middle class in Class II and Class III towns.
Establish deep partnerships with businesses.
India’s corporations must become true partners in building the management education programs by supplying ideas, knowledge, capital, financial investment and onsite experience for students. In this way, students are enabled to learn in real-world situations. It is for this reason that the UMA is backed by the global conglomerate, Usha Martin Group.
The world is the campus.
Distributed, online, distance and/or hybrid learning. It does not matter what term is used, India has the opportunity to use technology to reach massive numbers of people over incredible distances to bring together new ideas, cultures and thought-leaders like never before. Building on its world-class IT knowledge, UMA has the opportunity to show the world the true potential of technology-based learning.
Ignore the rankings.
In general, the business school establishment has been constrained by popular rankings. This forces institutions to look and act identical in order to fit the established criteria of what it means to be “top tier’. This approach stifles innovation. The Usha Martin Group has adopted the methodology of focusing on their core strengths, to represent themselves accurately to students and employers and to allow a diverse and vital system of institution to emerge.
Embrace all forms of management training.
The innovation, energy and drive to serve the market, as demonstrated by the Usha Martin Group, is truly revolutionary. It has designed a unique pedagogy for teaching, learning and practicing.