The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School has extended the collaboration with leading education platform Emeritus in launching its first Executive Education online programme, Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) programme, for residents in India.
The CSO programme was recently unveiled in Singapore and has received widespread positive interest. The programme, developed by NUS faculty, aims to help and address the need for skilled strategic leaders. As a part of this partnership, Emeritus helps in the programme’s marketing and operations.
The 9-month CSO programme is developed for senior-level professionals with over ten years of work experience looking to build their strategic decision-making skills to address an ever-changing business climate. It will help senior executives, including HODs and CXOs, apply their learning and frameworks for relevant strategic leadership across industries and domains. Upon completion of the programme, learners will learn how to create strategic projects to address difficult business issues and position their businesses for revolutionary growth.
Commenting on the latest development, Executive Education’s Head of NUS Business School, Jai Arya, said:
The role of Chief Strategy Officer has taken on greater significance recently, with the growing need for businesses to keep pace with the challenges of disruption and the demands of a fast-changing marketplace. This course is designed to equip aspiring and experienced CSOs with the end-to-end strategic and tactical skills to help them thrive in today’s business environment.
The CSO programme also allows learners to network with peers from various industries, take part in engaging classes taught by eminent professors, and learn from industry practitioners. The programme is split into three sections – 3 core courses with in-depth video lectures from distinguished NUS Business School faculty, along with live sessions with industry practitioners; learners can choose from three electives for their second programme (the programme will start with at least 15 students enrolled); The programme will begin on March 28, 2023, and registration closes on February 14, 2023.
Chief Executive Officer, India and APAC, Emeritus, Mohan Kannegal, added:
According to a KPMG CEO Outlook Survey 2021, 73% of global CEOs aim to disrupt the markets in which they do business actively. Today’s business environment is characterised by a number of moving variables, making it challenging for senior professionals to foresee the results of their decisions. The NUS CSO programme has been designed to provide senior executives with theoretical and practical components of strategic leadership.
The National University of Singapore (NUS) Business School stands among the world’s leading business schools today. It is distinctive for offering the best of global business knowledge with deep Asian insights, preparing students to lead Asian businesses to international success and helping global businesses succeed in Asia. The School has a distinguished international faculty educated in renowned universities, including Harvard, Wharton, MIT, Oxford and many others. It is known for its research quality and excellent teaching; the faculty members are committed to providing students with the best business education.
In addition to teaching, the School’s research culture is focused on building knowledge that is rigorous in its academic contribution and relevant and impactful in influencing leadership and policy development for the private and public sectors. Its stellar research output has also gained the attention of industry leaders, policymakers, and the media in and beyond Singapore.
After completing the CSO programme, participants will receive a digital certificate of completion from NUS Business School and be invited to an optional graduation and networking event, which will take place at NUS Business School in Singapore.
Founded in 2015, Emeritus is committed to teaching future skills by making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments worldwide. The platform provides customised and open programmes in India, Singapore, Dubai and other global locations in collaboration with IIM Lucknow Executive Education, IIM Calcutta Executive Education, IIM Kozhikode Executive Education, ISB Executive Education, Harvard Business School (HBS), MIT Sloan, Columbia Business School, Kellogg Executive Education, Berkeley Executive Education, and Wharton Executive Education, amongst other leading Institutes.
The startup claims to have more than 1,400 employees globally and offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Shanghai, Singapore, Palo Alto, Mexico City, New York, Boston, London, and Dubai.
Last November, Emeritus announced its partnership with edX, a leading global online learning platform from 2U. Following its $650 million Series E funding round in August 2021, the company is valued at $3.2 billion. It is backed by the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Leeds Illuminate, Prosus Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, Bertelsmann, Accel and SoftBank Vision Fund 2.