* The edtech leader partners with India’s leading B-School to foray into new disciplines of Human Resource and Healthcare along with new-age programs like Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
upGrad, India’s largest higher edtech expands its online program portfolio and announces four new postgraduate programs with India’s leading B-School - Loyola Institute of Business Administration (LIBA) to train and prepare professionals for a future-ready global workforce. The partnership also marks upGrad’s foray into two new disciplines of Human Resource and Healthcare, along with two other executive programs into the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning.
With the aim to target the corporate managers who are looking to get specialisation, the four new 11-month postgraduate programs will offer subject knowledge across the areas of Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning, Business Analytics, Healthcare Management, and Human Resource Management. The first cohort is scheduled to commence on 31st March, 2021.
Talking about the partnership, Phalgun Kompalli, Co-founder, upGrad said, “While we aim to accelerate our growth by onboarding 3x university partners in the next 2 years, our alliance with LIBA is another milestone achieved. This will further strengthen our program catalogue and enable our learners with added capabilities in terms of faculties and facilities that will not only empower them with deep subject knowledge across new-age disciplines but also help them attain desired career outcomes.”
Further commenting, Arjun Mohan, CEO-India, upGrad said: “Employers of today are scouting for talent that can operate amidst the evolving tech-driven ecosystem. Therefore, it is imperative for us to keep a constant check on market trends and deliver an unmatched set of online learning solutions to our target audience. Through our strategic partnership with India’s leading B-School LIBA, we aim to acquaint Bharat with the forthcoming industry challenges and prepare them for new-age work dynamics.”
Fr. Joe Arun SJ, Director, Loyola Institute of Business Administration, says, “This world-class online executive program will foster teaching and research to provide a thorough knowledge of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Analytics to meet the challenges of the global economy, and to familiarize learners with the practice and procedures of the AI world. Through the Online executive program, LIBA, in association with upGrad, will help learners gain a 360-degree perspective of the AI, ML Analytics, and Health care Management system in India and beyond.”
Professor (Dr) MJ Xavier, Chair Professor, Centre for Technology and Innovation, LIBA states that the “Uniqueness of the first-ever Online Executive program in AIMLA in India is that it offers prospective students not only an opportunity to learn through online lectures but also to interact with highly qualified academics through regular live online interactions. The course not only emphasizes on the complexities and nuances of the ever-increasing AI-based analytics but also imparts essential skills to modern-day corporate professionals to adapt to the digital environment to ensure seamless completion of courses.”
LIBA’s world-class Faculty Members with rich industry experience and international expertise shall teach specialized courses through upGrad’s platform. Graduating students will be able to understand the AIMLA environment; interpret, assimilate the information for making the best model of data; identify key issues in managing Big data, due diligence, and risk assessment of AI-related task; analyze different Machine learning models and business strategies for clients and companies, and be fully equipped to develop AI expertise relating to corporate worlds.
LIBA was recently ranked as the Number 6 Business School in India and among the Top standalone institutions by the Outlook B school Rankings 2020.
Prof. P.C. Lakshmi Narayanan, Dean, LIBA while welcoming the launch of the Online executive program in AIMLA observed, “Anyone who has followed the trajectory of LIBA for the past four decades will not be surprised at this innovative launch of the Online program. It befits its status and its inclusion in the Outlook B School Rankings. This recognition reflects the vision of LIBA – To be a premier management school focusing on excellence with ethics. LIBA wants to create to strong imprint in the sphere of online education to cater to evergrowing needs of the corporate sector to upskill their managers in the emerging areas like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, etc.”
Dr. Kishore Kunal, Chair Online Program, LIBA, observed, “For working professionals and young freshers who wish to further sharpen their skills in AI, ML and upgrading themselves to be superior corporate honchos, the Online executive program is a great opportunity to earn a world-class degree in emerging areas without compromising with your work. All professionals who hold a bachelor's degree but are unable to spend a full year in a residential program should choose the Online LIBA. program of LIBA.”
Everyone with a bachelor's degree is eligible to apply for the Online Executive program in AIMLA, Health Care Management and the programs are ideal for individuals aspiring to enhance their knowledge and capabilities, as well as play a greater role in Corporate and in-house companies, both in India and abroad.