Staff Reporter

CHENNAI: At a time when IT companies are tightening their belts, constantly learning new skills is one of the ‘must-dos’ for employees seeking a secure tenure.

One way employees could acquire new skills without taking a break from their job is by joining short-term or part-time programmes.

Based on this need voiced by IT employees, Chennai Business School (CBS), a management institute created by business leaders, has formed customised programmes to suit working professionals.

CBS offers two kinds of short-term courses – the Information Systems/Information Technology (IS/IT) courses and those dealing with specific domains.

Under the IS/IT courses, project management leading to the PMP (Project Management Professional) certification is covered. The courses also cover areas such as pre-sales, business development and proposal writing.

The domain-related programmes focus on specific areas, such as manufacturing, retail, insurance, banking, financial services, insurance and telecom.

CBS is also planning an 18-month part-time Executive programme in Management.

The institute also offers full-time courses. After pursuing such full-time courses, candidates could opt for a change in the course of their careers.

“Many IT professionals who are engineers have successfully made the transition to disciplines such as marketing, HR and banking,” says Mohan Menon, director of CBS. Such courses could also prove useful for students looking at further studies after graduation.

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