Simplilearn, the World’s Largest Online Bootcamp, announces its partnership with IU International University of Applied Sciences (IU), Germany’s largest and fastest-growing university, to offer learners a one-year international MBA program. Through the partnership, learners are offered a dual degree in association with London South Bank University. The program affords learners the opportunity to study abroad in Germany for one semester (6 months) during the 12-month program. It further provides learners the eligibility to apply for a Post Study Work (PSW) Visa after completing the course. Learners greatly benefit from the program as it saves them from clearing various competitive exams that are otherwise required to study and find job opportunities overseas.
By 2025, education will be a $7 trillion+ industry with over $400 billion delivered digitally. Simplilearn is a leader in delivering innovative, career-focused, and adaptable study formats that offer truly global and world-class educational experiences to its learners. Continually striving to innovate and introduce career-focused, flexible study formats, Simplilearn marks the next stage in its upskilling offerings with this international graduate program in partnership with IU. The 12-month program allows learners to travel to Germany for an on-campus international education experience in the second semester. Alternatively, learners can also opt to do the program entirely online if they find it more convenient. Further, learners who pursue part of the program offline are eligible to apply for a PSW Visa. In addition to this, the program also offers learners 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 EY.
The partnership currently provides a dual-degree MBA program and will be extended to other programs in the coming months. Students with a 4-years bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 50 percent marks, proof of English as a medium of instruction, and at least two years of professional work experience are eligible to pursue this program. In this international dual accreditation program, along with the degree certificate from IU, learners are also awarded a British degree from London South Bank University to add to their resumes. This can dramatically boost career prospects for opportunities in other parts of Europe.
Speaking about the program, Anand Narayanan, Chief Product Officer, 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 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.”
Prof. Dr. Florian Hummel, Vice-Rector International Affairs, IU International University of Applied Sciences, said, “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.”
The study abroad Master of Business Administration (MBA) program 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.