Saturday, 24 August 2013

MBA course - Accredition issues

An MBA is an investment. An investment of efforts, time and money. But the very first thing that we would like to advise prospective students is to be very careful about the kind of schools that they select.

There are many Business Schools mushrooming in India and all our viewers should realize that the situation is not much different abroad.

There are many universities abroad that are fake and are only interested in minting money. Unfortunately there are many agents / educations counselors that do not give complete picture to the students. They are aware of the desire to study / visit "abroad".

So be very careful that when you select a university abroad, you select a genuine, bonafide university and you select it for the right reason. There is only one right reason: Desire to learn and upgrade oneself.

Deciding about a University is much more complicated than just looking at the rankings. An MBA is a tough and time consuming investment. Thus, finding a the right university requires patience. It is extremely important to know the reputation of university within that respective country along with the accreditation.

Our Group B School Mentor (BSM), only recommends schools that are duly accredited and vouched by three top B School Rating Agencies: US News, Financial Times, Bloomberg-Business Times.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

MBA woman Sarpanch - An inspiring story

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Panchayat is a local governing body, that is responsible for developmental work in a village. Its Name "Panchayat" comes from the number "Paanch" meaning Five. Modern day Panchayat is slightly different than its previous avatar (having similar name). Previously Panchayat comprised of five village elders who used to resolve basic issues among villages. These five elders were called "Panch" (rhyming with Punch). The First among Equals was called "Sarpanch" (the Head Panch).

The modern day Panchayats are democratically elected by villagers. In addition the post of Panch / Sarpanch is reserved for women, in some constituencies. So, in that sense women sarpanch are not uncommon in India.
However, Chhavi Rajawat is in a different league altogether.  She has an MBA degree and she voluntarily left her corporate career (with a telecom giant) to work for her village 'Soda' of Tonk district in Rajasthan.

Dainik Bhaskar reports:

" The 33-year-old who represented India at a recent UN poverty summit has a story that reveals the potential of good leadership in making a difference"
Chhavi has been working ever since to bring better water supply, solar power, public toilets to Soda, a village  whose 10,000 constituents are mostly farmers and labourers and are largely untouched by the country's economic boom.
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Monday, 12 August 2013

Going beyond the Usual Queries of Pursuing MBA - Looking into Socio-Cultural Issues

The traditional MBA queries are on expected lines: Rankings, Placement, GMAT preparation, Application Rounds, Tuition Fee etc.

However there is another aspect that should be given equal importance in deciding a B School.

This aspect relates to socio-cultural issues.

The first call is - Where to pursue an MBA? In one's own country or abroad?

 It is extremely important to be comfortable in the socio-cultural environment of a place where one is going to spend one year or may be two years. One would rather concentrate on studies & project work than getting bogged down by compatibility issues.

Therefore it is important to know about the social and cultural background of the place where you are visiting. It would also be advisable to get thoroughly acquainted with the general economic scenario of the country.

Another important issue related to immigration policies of a country. One should be well aware of one's status, rights as well as the kind of support one can expect in a country in a crisis (health issues / security issues).

Thursday, 8 August 2013

MBA Grdauates and their salaries

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The MBAs in India got a better deal than their global peer group. The study was conducted by the global body Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) that conducts GMAT, a standardized assessment that is widely used by graduate business administration programs..

According to this study there has been a rise of around 22 % in average Indian MBA salaries.

The study indicates that there is a "healthier job market" in India as compared to other countries.

The report also added that more than 80% of the MBA graduates felt their course had given them a competitive edge in the job market.

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Monday, 5 August 2013

On Campus Recruitment of MBAs is on the rise

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There is a good news for prospective MBAs.

On Campus Recruitment of MBAs is on the rise.

In addition, MBAs are increasingly moving towards the Entrepreneurship option.

Refer following article:

In India more candidates opting for MBA

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Hindu Business Line report suggests that increasingly Indian students are going for MBA to make a mid level career change.

Sapna Agrawal, Head, Career Development Services, IIM-Bangalore, said, “A number of our students tend to change their sector after their MBA. At the PGP (two-year MBA) level, many students move from engineering/IT domain into fields such as consulting, finance or marketing, which is a change to another sector altogether.”

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Friday, 2 August 2013

MBA Application Essays - Be careful of what you mention there.

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B School evaluate an applicant on quantitative inputs such as GMAT/GRE scores & GPA as well as on qualitative inputs such as Resume, Essays and Recommendations.

Many students tend to go overboard when they write their essays.

Here is a warning to such a group.

While you may cross the first hurdle and get an interview call, the same exaggerated write-up can get you in a soup in an interview.

Most of the interviewers get input about a candidate from the write-ups and CVs.

Any exaggerated claim in an essay can be questioned by an informed interviewer and cal lead to non-selection.

Similar logic holds good for extra-curricular / hobbies.