The PGPM course consists of learning modules, adapted to current industry requirements, delivered by senior technology professionals in management roles, ensuring high engagement and bridging the gap between students and industry. The Program provides detailed learning on matters like Financial Analysis, Organizational Management, Marketing and Product Management, Entrepreneurship, Business Straetgy etc. This unique course runs over 750 hours of learning spread across three terms of 17 weeks including 15-20 days of contact program.
Students are encouraged to work with consultative course directors to think and apply their skills and learning in a realistic, business-like environment thriving on collaboration and based on generalized learning using theoretical concepts. The faculty; which comprises of professionals with experiences at leading tech and consulting companies, including McKinsey, BCG and Microsoft among others; act as consultants and coach to the students to achieve their learning goals. The school envisages redefining the prevailing education methodology by adopting an intensive problem solving based learning system.
Detailing the objectives of the Program, Rajul Garg, Director, Sunstone Business School, says, Technology professionals today already have technical knowhow and in-depth experience, and it is imperative that they learn the dynamics of the global business environment to be able to thrive in a challenging economy. Sunstone Business School’s PGPM is geared at professionals within the technology sector and focuses on the unique challenges as well as opportunities of today’s ever-evolving industry. With every new batch of students, we aim to mutually develop talent, intellect and better industry understanding to the PGPM programme.
Keeping global dynamics in mind, while the context of the course is originally designed by Sunstone, it additionally draws upon books, texts and articles which have been shared by the leading schools and authors of the world to enhance student learning. Sunstone has also pioneered the concept of social learning, through its patent pending platform. It lets students collaborate not just within themselves and with faculty, but also with industry while they are going through the curriculum.
In a world where technology has become one of the key growth drivers of the economy, availability of technology leaders is essential for the industry to go forward. In the current industry scenario the top management positions need to be filled by outstanding technology professionals who understand the nuts and bolts of the business. Sunstone Business School, which started operations in 2010, addresses this very need gap equipping technology professionals with advanced executive level management education.
A unique attribute of Sunstone is that it offers career services to students including counseling and placement support as opposed to online/part time MBA programmes.