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Omnium Global Executive MBA program visits India for the second time

September 13, 2010

TORONTO, ON – A prestigious Executive MBA program which takes its business participants to eight key centres of international business on four continents will return to India for the second time this October.

The Omnium Global Executive MBA program gives business participants an opportunity to earn MBA degrees from two renowned business schools, the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto and the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland. Over an 18 month period, this part-time program teaches core business disciplines from a global perspective by taking participants to eight important centres of international business on four continents, in Canada, Brazil, India, China, Switzerland and Hungary. Omnium participants not only study during six two-week modules at local universities but also build their professional network and apply their learning in hands-on projects, addressing real challenges facing local companies. This prestigious program is geared towards experienced professionals, who on average have over 12 years of work experience, and who are targeted by their companies to take on a senior leadership position with an international mandate to it.

“Omnium is a truly international program with business participants from almost every continent. It allows these accomplished professionals to immerse themselves in distinctive business cultures few can understand from a distance and to build up a professional network,” says Beatrix Dart, a professor and associate dean at the Rotman School.

The current Omnium class, which will graduate in June 2011, will be studying in India from October 9 to 21 as part of their program. For the first time, the Omnium program will travel to New Delhi for a week-long visit, which will be hosted by the International Management Institute. The program will also spend a week at the India School of Business (ISB), a partner institution of Omnium, in Hyderabad. While in India, the participants will be immersed in topics such as Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship. Global Marketing, and Economics. Another major component of the two-week module in India will be the exposure to well-respected Indian organizations and business leaders, who will be guest lecturers during the program.

“During our module in India, I was impressed by this country’s culture, its history and potential. When considering learning about doing business in a global environment, a program such as Omnium with one or more modules in India is at the top of my list of recommendations” says Andreas Plimpton, Chief Operating Officer of Comartis AG who graduated from the Omnium program in June 2010.

Further information about the program, including admission details, are online at www.omniumgemba.com.

Interested candidates can learn more about the Omnium program by attending an information session in Hyderbad on Friday, October 8, 2010 or by scheduling time to meet with the Omnium team in Hyderabad and New Delhi.  To attend the information session or to book an interview, qualified candidates are invited to complete the pre-application form for Omnium at http://preapp.topapply.com/preapp/rotman/omnium.

The Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto is redesigning business education for the 21st century with a curriculum based on Integrative Thinking. Located in the world’s most diverse city, the Rotman School fosters a new way to think that enables the design of creative business solutions.  The School is currently raising $200 million to ensure Canada has the world-class business school it deserves. For more information, visit www.rotman.utoronto.ca<http://www.rotman.utoronto.ca>.

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For more information, please contact:

Ken McGuffin
Manager, Media Relations
Rotman School of Management
University of Toronto
416-946-3818
mcguffin@rotman.utoronto.ca