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Program for Providing Coaching and Academic Support Services
2 Year MBA[UGC Approved] & 2 Year PGDM [AICTE Approved]

1. Design and Direction: Prof Ranjan Das, Professor of Strategy, Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Leadership, teaching at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta [IIMC] since 1994 and other IIMs. Prof Das, who is the Founder Chairman and Chief Mentor, The Strategy Academy. Is the creator of Smart Learning & Transformation Solution [SLTS]. Prof. Das will be personally directing this program.

2. For Whom:

  • Working executives, Entrepreneurs and Fresh/Recent Graduates, who already took admission for doing their 2 year MBA or 2 year PGDM Program
  • Such students are looking for coaching and academic support services to acquire knowledge and skills - as required by the university/ business school where the interested individuals took admission – because they are not always able to attend regular classes since such classes are delivered during inconvenient time and at inconvenient venues
  • The working students can avail of such a service from ANYWHERE in India since faculty conducted 100% LIVE and 2 way interactive sessions will be delivered by faculty in person over the Academy’s technology enabled platform [with LIVE audio and video streaming], which can be attended through a PC or Laptop or Smartphone or Tab. Such LIVE sessions will always be delivered OUTSIDE working hours and can be attended from participants’ homes or office or anywhere. Thus working participants, interested in doing a 2 Year MBA or 2 Year PGDM, will find such a service very convenient because class time will not clash with office hours and LIVE sessions can be attended from homes or anywhere. Please see item 7 below for details.
  • It needs to be highlighted that even though The Strategy Academy will offer coaching and academic support services to help students acquire knowledge and skills that an MBA/ PGDM student should have, the Academy will not however have any role in either each participant’s admission to their chosen MBA/ PGDM program or in associated matters such as course design, academic content, meeting any regulatory requirement, examination and grading, and finally regarding certification.

3. Duration: The program on Coaching and Academic Support Services for MBA/ PGDM students will be delivered in phases over 2 years comprising

  • 96 Hours of faculty conducted 100% LIVE sessions in each of the 4 semesters [8 sessions per subject each @ 2 hours, total 6 subjects per semester]; total hours of faculty conducted sessions for Coaching and Academic Support Services – over 2 years and 4 semesters together - will be 384 hours PLUS
  • Time required – outside faculty conducted sessions - to go through the suggested reading materials and also complete group and individual assignments

The delivery of faculty conducted sessions will take place – OUTSIDE working hours- @ 2 sessions per week

4. Content:

  • Content as specified by concerned University/ Business school offering MBA/ PGDM where the concerned students took admission on their own
  • Number of subjects to be covered: 24 subject [approximately 5 to 7 subjects per semester]; each subject will have 16 hours of faculty conducted sessions
  • Case discussions and experience sharing in each subject
  • Conducting quizzes to test knowledge and skill actually acquired
  • Guidance for any project work as specified by the concerned University/ Business school
  • If in a batch there are MBA/ PGDM participants from several Universities/ Business schools, the Coaching and Academic Support Services will be delivered in a way that core content of each subject is adequately covered

NOTE: Since the content to be delivered will be subject-specific, students/ business schools can select only a set of specific subjects where Coaching and Academic Support Services will be required by them. For example, 6 to 7 subjects – out of the entire list of 24 subjects of a standard MBA/PGDM Program – can be selected under this category. Only point to be noted is that for each subject to be offered under this service, there must be a threshold level pf participant for the Academy to offer Coaching and Academic Support Services for the concerned subject.

5. Pedagogy: Concepts and interactive case discussions and experience sharing by both faculty and participants. List of cases to include even those cases which are used at leading international business schools such as Harvard Business School.

6. Session timing: Twice/thrice a week - Weekdays and/or Saturdays [during 8 to 10 pm].

7. Delivery: The program will be delivered using an Innovative solution called Smart Learning & Transformation Solution [SLTS]. Details of SLTS are available in www.thestrategyacademy.org SLTS will enable participants to attend faculty conducted 100% LIVE sessions – totalling 384 hours - from his/her Home or Office or ANYWHERE, using the Academy’s 2 way interactive and real time DIGITAL Content Delivery Network [with streaming Audio plus Video feeds]. No special training or IT infra is needed by any participant, beyond what he/she already has, to attend from ANYWHERE all sessions conducted by faculty in person. For information, more than 60 companies have already used SLTS and also the just mentioned Content Delivery Network of The Strategy Academy to conduct their In-Company Corporate training Programs.

8. Infrastructure required to attend faculty conducted 100% LIVE and 2 way Interactive classes from ANYWHERE [home/ office/ while travelling]

  • A PC or a Laptop with
    • A standard headphone
    • A broadband fixed line or a Data Card capable of delivering a minimum 256kbps of broadband during each 2 hour session; this is a must for smooth audio and video live streaming
  • OR

  • Smartphone or a Tab with 4G Connection

9. Recording of faculty conducted Sessions: To be made available for 4 weeks after the last formal session conducted by faculty in person is over.

10. Evaluation and Grading: Except some quizzes per subject, examination will be entirely conducted by the concerned University/ business school.

11. Certificate and Grades: FSDP Certificate will be issued by The Strategy Academy Centre for Advanced Studies.

12. Fee: Rs 6000/- Plus GST per subject per student registering for coaching and academic support service. The fee includes the cost of soft copy of reading materials and faculty PPTs. If a student registers for all 24 subjects for which coaching and academic support is offered, he/se will have to pay 144000/- plus GST

13. Minimum Batch Size: 25 MBA/PGDM students per batch for each subject.

14. Start Date of the Program: The start date will be announced as soon as the number of interested participants per batch for any subject exceeds 15. These first 15 applicants will get an early bird discount of 10% of fee per subject, provided they deposit the requisite fee with GST [net of early bird discount of 10%] within 7 days of receiving the advice from the Academy.

15. If any applicant wishes to discuss with Prof. Ranjan Das, who is the Program Director of this program, regarding any aspect of the program described above, he/she may please call 09874882778 or 03340632066 for setting up a time for telephonic discussion with Prof. Das.

Fee   6000/-Plus GST

Payable on confirmation of the start date of the course from the institution.The start date will be announced as soon as the number of interested participants exceeds 10.

PAYMENT INFO

The first 15 applicants will get an early bird discount of 10% of fee per subject, provided they deposit the requisite fee with GST [net of early bird discount of 10%] within 7 days of receiving the advice from the Academy.