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New Zealand's AUT signs MoU with CDE

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Bangalore, May 3 (UNI) Auckland University of Technology (AUT) University, New Zealand, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (Mou) with the Centre for Developmental Education (CDE), a non-profit educational society here to offer a full-time and flexible 18-month MBA programme.

Speaking on the occasion, AUT University Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) Des Graydon said under the MoU, AUT and CDE would offer the programme from August.

The MBA programme was open for both working executives with three years experience, besides graduates. The degree would be awarded by AUT, he added.

Mr Graydon said ''India's growth in the education space has been tremendous, but not enough Institutes are providing executive courses. We have identified this need gap and in collaboration with CDE are striving towards providing an excellent opportunity for pursuing a global MBA degree programme to the working population of the country.

''Both AUT and CDE will further strive to develop educational and research opportunities for jointly promoting the cause of management education in one of the fastest growing economies of the world,'' he added.

CDE Advisory Board Chairman R S Nirjar said that with the signing of the MoU, CDE had moved one step forward in achieving its object of promoting world class management education in the country and providing an opportunity to the executive population of the country for pursuing their management education to augment their career prospects globally.

New Zealand Trade and Foreign Affairs Minister Trevor Mallard and its High Commissioner Graeme Waters were present during the signing of the MoU.

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