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Indian Institute of Foreign Trade Announces Launch of Online Executive Post Graduate Diploma in International Business with Hughes Global Education India


Comprehensive Training in International Business Management Delivered over Hughes Interactive Onsite Learning Platform

New Delhi, India, 17 March 2015—Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) today announced the launch and opening of admission to the next Executive Post-Graduate Diploma in International Business (EPGDIB) programme. Delivered over the Hughes Interactive Onsite Learning platform combined with on-campus modules, the programme provides a scientific approach to business decision making in the dynamic and competitive international environment. This programme has been running successfully for close to 10 years and has been very well received by the industry.

The unique Hughes Interactive Onsite Learning platform, offered by Hughes Global Education India Ltd (HGEIL), provides a live, interactive capability where participants in any part of the country can listen and discuss questions directly with IIFT faculty members, cutting across geographical constraints. EPGDIB provides an opportunity for middle and senior level executives to refresh and upgrade their skills without interrupting their professional activities. This highly structured programme provides in-depth understanding of international business management concepts across different functional areas and equips the participants with the necessary tools and skills for strategic decision making. The programme is designed for working professionals with graduate or equivalent degrees from any recognized university or institution with a minimum of five years of work experience.

Speaking at the launch of the programme, Dr. Vijaya Katti, Senior Professor and Chairperson (MDP and Hybrid Programmes) at IIFT Delhi said, “The 700 hours programme blends the theoretical and practical aspects of business. Emphasis on participant centric learning, application to business context, and port visit ensure that students get a holistic learning experience.”

Mr. Partho Banerjee, President and Managing Director, Hughes Communications India Ltd. (HCIL), the parent company of HGEIL, stated, “With a growing focus on International Business, we anticipate a higher industry demand for professionals with formal specialized education in this area. The Hughes interactive online platform enables participants from all over the country to join this coveted programme from an Institute like IIFT.”

To date, more than 25,000 students have used the Hughes Interactive Onsite Learning platform in 100 classrooms in 50 cities spread across the country. They have participated in courses by leading academic partner institutes to improve their skills and move up the career ladder within their organizations. For more information please visit