Dual degree

Online bootcamp Simplilearn partners with German University for dual-degree MBA course

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Posted on 08 Dec 2021
16:39 PM
The international MBA programme is available both in the online and offline mode.    Source: Shutterstock

The international MBA programme is available both in the online and offline mode. Source: Shutterstock

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Summary
Learners who enroll in the programme will get the opportunity to apply for an 18-month Post Study Work (PSW) visa in Germany
Students with a four-year Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks and at least two years of work experience are eligible to apply

Leading certification training provider and online bootcamp Simplilearn has partnered with IU International University of Applied Sciences, Germany to offer a one-year international MBA programme with a dual degree in association with London South Bank University.

This programme allows learners to travel to Germany for an on-campus international education experience in the second semester (6 months). It also helps learners skirt various competitive exams that are otherwise required to be cleared in order to study and find job opportunities overseas.

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The study abroad Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme covers core topics and modern-day challenges in the corporate world. It helps learners develop the required skills to become confident and competent leaders in business.

Key features of the 12-month international MBA programme:

-- Students with a four-year Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50% marks, proof of English as a medium of instruction, and at least two years of professional work experience are eligible to pursue this programme.

-- The programme is available both in the online and offline mode. Learners can opt to do the course entirely online if they find it more convenient.

-- However, those who pursue part of the programme offline are eligible to apply for a Post Study Work (PSW) visa after completing the course.

-- The course offers candidates an opportunity to pursue optional specialization across four domains (Digital Marketing, Business Analytics, Design Thinking, and Digital Transformation), which would be complemented by exclusive masterclasses from renowned industry partners such as Ernst & Young.

-- In this international dual accreditation programme, along with the degree certificate from IU, learners are also awarded a British degree from London South Bank University to add to their résumés.

The partnership currently provides only a dual-degree MBA programme, but this will be extended to other programmes in the coming months.

Anand Narayanan, chief product officer of Simplilearn, said, “Global outlook and inter-disciplinary knowledge are some of the evergreen focus areas for future leaders. Simplilearn is pleased to announce its first study abroad partnership with IU International University of Applied Sciences to provide its learners the opportunity to travel overseas, experience new cultures and gain a hands-on, international campus experience. Additionally, the PSW visa option is a rare advantage that lets learners explore international job opportunities post course completion, without the hassle of appearing for other competitive exams.”

Florian Hummel, vice-rector International Affairs, IU International University of Applied Sciences, added, “As Germany’s largest and fastest growing university, we are excited to partner with a leading career-focused upskilling bootcamp such as Simplilearn. Through this partnership, we look forward to upskilling a diverse student base and providing them the opportunity to travel to Germany for a world-class educational experience.”

IU is Germany’s largest private university, with over 75,000 students enrolled in it. Its vertically-integrated education platform offers a large portfolio of Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes with more than 200 accredited courses in German and English.

Founded in 2010, Simplilearn is one of the world’s leading online bootcamps for digital economy skills training, with bases in San Francisco, California and Bengaluru. Simplilearn offers access to world-class work-ready training to individuals and businesses around the world.

Last updated on 08 Dec 2021
16:41 PM
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