ABC Consultants operated job portal HeadHonchos.com which targets recruitment only at senior management level, has launched a learning destination Executive Education which offers information on a range of certification programs, specialized workshops and Executive MBA programs available for executive and management education.
Tie-ups: The company claims to have tied up with various business schools across India and worldwide including IIM Bangalore, INSEAD, Wharton, Harvard Business School, All India Management Association (AIMA), Data Security Council of India (DSCI) and the Indian School of Business among others to offer courses.
Homepage: The homepage currently lists all the courses aggregated from the above mentioned business schools. Users can either browse through all the courses offered or browse through any specific course based on function and industry, either through the navigation bar or through a dedicated section in the homepage. There is also a keyword-based search box which allows users to search for any specific course.
Upon clicking on any of the course listing, the site offers various course-related information including course content, description, schedule, duration, pricing, program structure, target audience, course highlights and so on. The service is free and interestingly, one need not register to browse through courses and send enquiry for any course. However, the company notes that registered users will get additional benefits like course suggestions, workshops and programmes relevant to their profile.
When we checked, we noticed that the site currently offers a mixture of offline classroom programs and online programs. Interestingly, we also noticed that the company has a discount or an offer for each of these courses, although the offer/discount offered depends on the course.
Other Players: In June 2012, Tata Interactive Systems (TIS) had launched a mobile learning ecosystem for enterprises, LearNow, which offers learning solutions for employees within organizations. Edukart offers courses in Retail Management, Finance Management, Project Management, Digital Marketing, Software Engineering, and Entrepreneurship, among others. Edusys also offers specific courses and test preparation modules, online and classroom courses and assessment, across various streams including courses in project management, six sigma certifications, risk management training, and negotiation skills training and had raised $7.5 million from Sequoia Capital in February 2012.