Management magnate

Management magnate
Dr. Hemant Kumar, President and CEO of Al Tareeqah Management Studies

Al Tareeqah Management Studies is a one-stop solution to upgrade your credentials in managerial skills


Ishtiaq Ali Mehkri

Published: Thu 24 May 2018, 11:05 AM

Last updated: Thu 24 May 2018, 3:30 PM

Dr. Hemant Kumar, President and CEO of Al Tareeqah Management Studies, is a professional par-excellence, and is quite passionate as a teacher and management guru. He has led from the front in setting up one of the most innovative management studies institutions for working professionals and students, which enjoys international accreditation.
He believes in the importance of higher education, and has tailor-made plans for everyone at his prestigious institute. Al Tareeqah Management Studies main campus is in Ras Al Khaimah, and there are arrangements for short-term courses in Dubai, as well.
To this day, more than 6,000 students have graduated from Al Tareeqah Management Studies (ATMS), which draws its faculty from reputed overseas institutions and well-groomed professionals here in the UAE. ATMS also has 'flying faculty' from London, for various managerial subjects.
Dr. Kumar says 'flexibility and affordability' are the canons of his institute, which make it an indispensable choice for people who want to pursue higher education while being at work. He says, "This is why we come up with flexible payment plans, and our intention is to ensure that our wards are taken care of in their pursuit for higher education."
Dr. Kumar has a Ph.D in Finance, and strongly believes in imparting management courses for all kinds of professionals. While he himself has a teaching experience of more than two decades, he is quite articulate in judging the credentials of a person profession-wise. "I can talk to any candidate for few minutes and can say whether he is professionally fit for a managerial role or not. Thus, I recommend students to take up courses in management for growth in their respective disciplines," he says.
One of the important programmes at ATMS is the 'weekend courses', and specific tailor-made management courses that are also frequented by medical and engineering professionals, nurses and people from other walks of life.
"The reason is that professionals, irrespective of their field of study, need to be abreast of managerial skills, and this is where ATMS has a solution for them," Dr. Kumar proudly spelt out his BBA, MBA, DBA and short-term course modules.
To make a point, the ATMS chief said that Human Resource classifies people on two criterions: MBAs and non-MBAs. "Considering a non-MBA for management job is no less than a risk," Dr. Kumar observed. ATMS' prestigious and most competitive offer is its Doctorate programme, popularly known as 'Doctorate in Business Administration' (DBA).
It is a thorough research-oriented programme, wherein professionals register with the ATMS and work with a faculty guide on their doctorate dissertation. It is a two to three-year programme, and to date, dozens of professionals have successfully worn the doctorate cap and added a new dimension to their credentials. A large number of corporate big-wigs and senior executives are part of ATMS DBA programme, as it is the first of its kind in the UAE. Moreover, the ATMS is broadening its horizons and offering a management BBA and MBA course in hospitality industry, as it eyes the upcoming Expo 2020. So are its lucrative Executive Management programmes.
While the ATMS is formally affiliated with the Swiss Business School (SBS), its degrees have a wider acknowledgement, as well as in the United States. Dr. Kumar said that a new programme is being added, which will be affiliated with French Alma maters, and disciplines such as 'art, design and fashion' will be part of the new curriculum.
Dr. Kumar enthrals his argument in a professional way and substantiates it with examples, as he says apart from healthcare, education will always remain a prioritised discipline. "This is why I believe imparting quality higher education is essential for human resource development and my vision and passion is to bridge the gap by offering courses that build the personality of any professional in managerial sciences," he explained.
Dr. Kumar is all praise for the UAE, and says it excels in higher education, and is the hub for international students in the region. ATMS in Ras Al Khaimah, a sprawling 15,000 square metres campus, is a mushrooming centre for higher learning, especially for those who are ambitious in their cherished careers. ATMS cements its invincibility through cost factor, and is surely the most affordable institute.

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