The Professional Masters (PM) is an innovation pioneered by AIT. It is a one year master’s degree that recognizes and builds on the experience of participating professionals.  Key features of AIT’s PM are 

  • designed for practicing professionals 

  • delivered by a team that blends theory and practice 

  • provides a deep and practical learning experience

  • creates an opportunity to learn with professionals from many countries in the region

  • structured for completion in 12 months, optimizing on the time that busy professionals can devote

  • empowers graduates with an AIT degree which enjoys international recognition

  • allows for an opportunity to learn while continuing to work

 

All Professional Masters programs are taught by a team of academics and practitioners.  Academic faculty provide a solid foundation of relevant theories and frameworks.  Professional practitioners with experience in teaching add a significant practical dimension to the program. 

 

Participants are experienced, industry professionals. A good bachelor’s degree is a requirement for entry but can be waived for suitably experienced professionals. English language proficiency is necessary. The PMs attract participants from across the region.

 

Program delivery is through a blend of innovative tools and techniques that factor in the current pandemic-induced restrictions. In more than 10 years since PMs were launched, AIT has created several offerings to cater to the needs of various categories of professionals. AIT’s School of Management currently offers 3 Professional master’s degrees aimed at three distinct groups of professionals.

Professional Masters: A choice for practicing managers (Guest Column by Dr.Venkatesh - Program Director)

Education is expected to prepare us for change, but educational institutions are often slow to change. This paradox creates a disconnect between educational offerings in the form of degrees and what learners need to survive and thrive at work. 

If indeed the degrees from universities and institutions of higher learning are disconnected from realities of the workplace, as eloquently reviewed by Prof. Ajitha Premasiri, why is it that the demand for such degrees has not declined? In my view as a higher education faculty and administrator for over 25 years, the answer lies in value of paper: often degrees work as signals of a general intellectual capability of its holder, as evidenced by that person’s ability to gain admission to a prestigious institution, rather than as a signal of the holder’s capability to do a job or perform in a role.


 

Professional Master’s in Banking and Finance (PMBF)

 

The Professional master's in Banking in Finance aims to empower professionals in banking and financial services with the strategic thinking to meet current and emerging challenges arising from the fast-changing business and technological environment in the industry. Key focus areas include:

  • How to decode and respond strategically to significant changes in the economic and social environment 

  • Analyzing and designing new business models to gain the competitive edge

  • Identifying emerging revenue streams, 

  • Analyzing the role of partnerships in value creation for customers 

  • Anticipate and respond to evolving regulations and 

  • Exploit the potential of technology to enhance the competitiveness of business

 
Professional Master’s in Business Analytics and Digital Transformation (PMBADT)

 

 

The Professional master's in Business Analytics and Digital Transformation is designed to enhance skills and knowledge of professionals tasked to use business analytics as a driver of business change and as a catalyst for successful digital transformation. Program graduates are expected to take on leadership roles across in the analytics and transformation domain across industries and sectors. Key focus areas include:

 

  • Master Big data analytics

  • Develop skills to affect mindset change through Agile Thinking to facilitate Digital Transformation

  • Decode customer behavior and craft marketing strategies using tools of Digital marketing

  • Understand how the new era leverages the connectedness and communication between computers and other digital systems and resources

  • Gain insights to customers, products, and services through Global Data Management

  • Develop the ability to apply scientific methods and models of machine learning to their own business contexts.


Professional Master’s in Business Risk and Resilience Management (PMBRRM)

 

Education in risk and crisis management empowers graduates with the knowledge and skills to lead in times of turbulence - which is increasingly often.  This program is designed to give applicants the theoretical grounding and practical real-world know-how to anticipate, prepare for, mitigate and effectively recover from a crisis. The program is designed to deepen participants’ understanding of historical, contemporary and future risks, threats, and vulnerabilities facing organizations and provide insights on how best to navigate these complex challenges.   Key focus areas include:

 

  • Developing deep insights into aspects of resilience, preparedness, risk mitigation strategies, and techniques, 

  • Learning the art of creative problem solving, 

  • Defining and shaping an appropriate risk culture 

  • Crafting post-crisis strategies

  • Situating risk in the broader context of the economy and finance


To know more about these programs and plan for your participation in the 2021 cohort, please write to som_pm@ait.asia and request a meeting with faculty or brochures. Corporate HRs can also send requests for presentations by our team.

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