Pearl Academy today announced the launch of D School of Business (DSoB) powered by London School of Business & Finance (LSBF). DSoB has been envisioned to offer business and management programs rooted in three ‘Ds’ that are crucial for the success of businesses- disruption, design thinking and digital. Eminent industry leaders Dr Sandhya Chintala, Executive Director, IT-ITeS Sector, Skills Council, NASSCOM; Narayanan Ramaswamy, National Leader, Education and Skill Development, KPMG India, Harish Narayanan, Chief Marketing Officer, Myntra, Sharad Mehra, CEO, Global University Systems, Asia-Pacific joined Aditi Srivastava, President, Pearl Academy and Karina Kizhner, Managing Director, LSBF during the virtual launch of DSoB. They also discussed what do upcoming business leaders need to lead in an uncertain world.
Elaborating on the three Ds that are at the core of DSoB, Aditi shared, “DSoB will develop business leaders of tomorrow who are well equipped to lead digital transformation, think and execute disruptive ideas with an approach that brings creativity, design thinking and innovation to solve complex business problems. We are delighted to partner with London School of Business & Finance to fulfill our commitment towards our students and bring to them business education that has been re-imagined and re-invented as per the current and future needs of the organizations”.
“London School of Business and Finance is very excited to be partnering with Pearl Academy in the launch of DSoB. This new, state-of-the-art, innovative School will offer students a unique opportunity to learn from the greatest minds of the two renowned institutions, the faculty members of Pearl Academy and LSBF. Students will be engaging with the most recent advancements in various industry sectors under the guidance of expert faculty and networking with likeminded professionals. Whether students wish to grow their own business or successfully integrate into an established corporation, they will be equipped with all the necessary conceptual, technological and strategic skills in order to emerge as leaders of tomorrow’s globalised, information driven society” says, Karina Kizhner, Managing Director and Vice Rector, London School of Business and Finance.
DSoB, that has started accepting applications for the academic year 2022, offers post-graduate diploma in management (PGDM) program, approved and recognized by the All-India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), Department of Higher Education. Business & management aspirants can enrol for the PGDM program with an option to choose electives in the specialized areas of (1) Entrepreneurship, Start-up and Family Business, (2) Digital Business and E-commerce, (3) Business Analytics and Data Science and (4) Marketing and Communication.
DSoB also offers under-graduate program in fashion & lifestyle business management with specializations in fashion and luxury business, post-graduate program in fashion business marketing & merchandising with specializations in merchandising and fashion entrepreneurship and post-graduate program in luxury business. There are under-graduate and post-graduate programs available with global pathway option in global digital business and leadership in digital transformation. Students enrolled in global pathway programs can opt to take credit transfer to Pearl Academy’s academic partner institutes in Germany and Canada.
The programs and specializations offered at DSoB are well-curated as per the current and future business trends and the rise of start-ups. These will be delivered through Pearl Academy’s and LSBF’s learner-centric pedagogy that emphasizes on tech-enabled learning, global experience and right industry exposure. Through the unique incubation and start-up initiative, ‘Runway’, students will get the much-needed launch pad to test their business ideas, receive funding and kick-start their entrepreneurial ventures.
Another distinctive aspect of the pedagogy at DSoB is the robust mentoring support by exceptional CEOs and organizational leaders to enhance the students’ industry knowledge, sharpen their leadership skills and prepare them for the corporate and entrepreneurial world. They will also have access to certification programs from industry partners. The curriculum for the specializations offered has a strong digital and technology component as business and management professionals are expected to drive digital transformation of businesses.