20th century in India was largely a time marked by professional opportunities in limited areas. One could either be a teacher, lawyer, doctor, or engineer or manage a family business. It is thanks to constant change and development that today we see a lot of new professional avenues emerge in a big way. Paradigm School of Applied Business has been
20th century in India was largely a time marked by professional opportunities in limited areas. One could either be a teacher, lawyer, doctor, or engineer or manage a family business. It is thanks to constant change and development that today we see a lot of new professional avenues emerge in a big way. Paradigm School of Applied Business has been set up with the mission of armoring students with management knowledge and skill in one of these new and highly potential business areas. PSAB offers diploma and post graduate diploma programs in 5 business sectors that have recently made a mark for themselves in the global market. Retail management, the first of the five sectors, offers a host of employment opportunities to proficient management. With the avenues of this sector in mind, PSAB has tailored its Retail Management diploma and PG diploma program where students are trained of key principles of retail management. There was a time in India where the term insurance was synonymous to Life Insurance Corporation of India. This scenario has undergone a complete change in the last 5 years with the emergence of multiple, competitive Insurance companies. Skilled with rigorous understanding of the Insurance sector, these companies have not only changed the face of Insurance Management in India but have also created a need to staff that is trained in Industry specific Insurance management. With courses that provide an intensive understanding of latest techniques in insurance management, laws and strategies, PSAB aims at preparing students to be the right fitment for this sector. The third sector, which courses at PSAB can equip students to excel in, is the BPO sector. With estimated revenue, in 2008-09 as per NASSCOM, of $64 billion this sector has emerged as a dominant employer in India and caters to national and international clientele. PSAB aims at preparing students to build a career in this field by training them on accepted language, quality, customer handling and management skills. Logistics Management and Service Management are the other two sectors for which diploma and PG diploma courses are available at PSAB. With IT boom and emergence of e-commerce the strategic importance of logistics management is being recognized by companies across the country and job opportunities in the sector are opening up for trained management. Service management is becoming a key critical differentiator for companies today. Services include all activities of an organization aimed at customer acquisition, retention and care and these activities play a critical role in determining the success of any business. Companies are recognizing the importance of managing customers effectively and hence the attention, value and employment creation of this sector is growing. With specialized courses designed for these sectors, PSAB aims at creating a talent pool of students who can launce their careers in these sectors with a guarantee of success that stems from their extensive knowledge of the domain.
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