UCCS announced Feb. 11 plans for offering its programs in India and setting up a Center for Services Excellence through a partnership with Global Talent Track and Europe Asia Business School.
The center is envisioned to jointly conduct research as well as to offer multi-disciplinary academic programs in India. The first of the courses to be launched in 2011 through the Center for Services Excellence are:
- Advanced degree program in Information assurance leading to a master’s degree from UCCS. This is to be offered jointly by the College of Engineering and Applied Science at UCCS and GTT.
- Certificate program in services marketing that has been developed specially by the UCCS College of Business and will be offered by Europe Asia Business School, a unit of GTT.
Chancellor Pam Shockley Zalabak said:
“At UCCS we encourage innovation in teaching, research, and service and prepare our students to succeed in a rapidly changing global and technologically advancing environment. This program will help reach out to many more students in this part of the world and will give us an opportunity to increase the span of our global education. This joint program with GTT and EABS also gives our students an opportunity to leverage the India experience and the best of the education available here in India.”
Successful participation of the advanced degree program offered in India will lead to a master’s degree in Information assurance which is offered by UCCS. The services marketing program will also enable interested students to get fee waivers for the fully accredited MBA offered by UCCS.
Uma Ganesh, founder and CEO of GTT and EABS said:
“This collaboration heralds the future of education where students anywhere can get a global education experience, bringing together best of both worlds from the academia and industry of the two nations. UCCS has some of the most relevant programs in IT and Management and also an outstanding program taught through blended learning for healthcare and nursing and through our new Global Connect initiative. These are the first of several planned courses that we look forward to customizing and offering, via the center, to cater to the huge needs in India and Asia.”
Peg Bacon, provost, Venkat Reddy, dean, College of Business, and R. Dandapani, dean, College of Engineering and Applied Science along with Nikhil Agarwal co-founder and director of EABS were also present at the launch announcement.
Global Talent Track is a path breaking global education initiative set up by some of the best minds from the industry and the education and technology domains. The venture aims to provide quality with scale, via programs delivered across Asia through innovative technologies and compelling content. The venture is funded by Intel Capital and Helion Ventures. GTT is working with more than 1,000 colleges across 15 states and has plans to train up to 500,000 students, making them employable over the next five years.
Europe Asia Business School was founded in 2008 by alumni of Harvard & Cambridge Universities and is funded by Intel Capital & Helion Venture Partners. Having won six National Level Awards for Excellence within two years of inception, EABS is witnessing a steep rise in reputation and recognition across the Indian management education scene. Its world class academic delivery model uses distinguished faculty and industry experts sourced from top business schools and leading organizations from India and abroad. A substantial proportion of the faculty are PhDs while the industry experts possess at least 15 years of highly accomplished industry experience.
— Pallavi Jankiraman, projects director, Global Talent Track