Unpredictable global markets and a weak rupee have of late caused jitters among the country’s businessmen, especially small players and entrepreneurs. But, a crisis situation, it is said, is the best time to learn the traits of a trade.
Keeping this mind, the state chapter of Federation of Indian Export Organisations (FIEO) is planning short-term courses on export management to help local entrepreneurs hone their business skills.
Officials of the trade outfit have already sent a proposal to its Calcutta and Delhi offices for starting three-month and week-long management development programmes for exporters in Ranchi.
“Many local entrepreneurs have shown interests. We will start the courses as soon as we get a nod from the senior authorities,” Suman Kumar Mukhopadhyay, assistant director and head of FIEO Jharkhand chapter, said.
As per the proposal, fees for the week-long programme will be around Rs 15,000, while that for the three-month course will be anything between Rs 18,000 and Rs 20,000. During the three-month course, classes will be held thrice a week — Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Mukhopadhyay said experts from the fields of foreign trade, customs and bank would be roped in to provide a comprehensive insight into international business environment and economic relations. The courses will help develop understanding about financial, marketing and operational aspects.
Who all can apply for these courses? Middle and senior-level executives working with different firms, entrepreneurs and also management students, who want to upgrade their skills for exports, may join in.