Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association Kassia will now have its own school of business management which will offer a range of short-term and long term management courses like Executive MBA, BBM. Kassia state president Prakash N Raikar told Sunday Times of India that the courses will be offered through distance education. They are intended to develop entrepreneurship skills among people working in the industry.
Kassia has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Kuvempu University for the purpose. Though it is a distance learning programme, there will be compulsory classes during weekends. The faculty will be drawn from specialists in industry and business management education.The syllabus has been designed to suit the industry needs and help the entrepreneurs to expand their domain of business. It will lay stress on skills like finance, marketing, labour acts, human relations etc, which Raikar said most of the small entrepreneurs are lacking, affecting the growth of their industries.
The learners will also get the study materials. To begin with, short term courses in finance and business administration will be started from September. The duration of short term courses will be one to three months.The executive-MBA and BBM courses will start from January next year. The intake for each course will be 50. Raikar said that first they will start these courses only in Bangalore and depending on its success they will extend it to other major cities of the state.