Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Choose your B.school

MBA from where

In the league of extraordinary young men.

There are many tangible and intangible rewards that comes with being part of a top B school class batch. Almost all aspirants to these classrooms yearn both for the recognition that comes with the prestigious course as well as for the status attached to being able to network with an intellectually stimulating batch, which in turn will form potential business partners, future clients, contacts points across sectors, mentors( you see they come with specialized knowledge in chosen domains), friends for life; you can turn them for consultation during a crisis, you can observe their career paths and decisions and learn a lesson or two; they can be a frame of reference to your career growth… benefits are numerous

Recruiters often attach and attribute a certain set of competencies and personality traits to those who pass out of reputed business schools. effective communication, decision making and critical thinking skills, initiative, confidence and willingness to take risks.
Vertical and lateral mobility
No doubt it is easier for MBAs to move up the corporate ladder or to change sectors for they are powered by a set of transferable general competencies that constitute a genre of functions across business fields.
Choose a reputed college for your MBA; not to settles for less.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

a case for entry into the prestigious Harvard MBA program

Global recession has given out one signal. Unpragmatic, one-sided wealth creation will not work.The attention to sustainable development is back in the reckoning – both in the developed and in the developing economies.

Given this scenario, educational institutions have a transformational role to play, especially business schools. For a long time, business schools were
churning out business leaders for corporate roles( barring a few). This is all the more evident among top Indian B schools. American colleges, fairly
successfully, moulded young minds for a variety of social, developmental and political roles.

If fortune lies at the bottom of the pyramid( coined by the late CK prahlad), aspirants to top B schools, Harvard, Stanford, Kellog, aspirants to these
prestigious institutes should better build their profile around one of the developmental aspects of interest by participating in
  • sustainable livelihood projects
  • inclusive education
  • improving access for the common man
  • healthcare
  • localized solutions to community problems
  • participative and collaborative programs of govt and NGOs.
In all if you are applying to top colleges, gain advantage by initiating yourself, while in college itself, to such projects. You can do your bit, in a small way;for starter s that is .

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Saturday, February 5, 2011

GMAT for MBA programs in INDIA

Do the GMAT for a slew of MBA programs in India

You may take the CAT route to apply for programs other than the PG programs in management, such as FPM ( equivalent to PhD), PGPX ( MBA for work ex candidates) or take the GMAT route. The CAT may be cheaper, but the scores are valid only for the season.

GMAT, on the other hand, can be taken any month according to your readiness and convenience and the scores are valid for up to 5 yrs. Hence even if you miss a season to apply for executive programs you can still use your score for the subsequent seasons.

In addition you have the provision of retaking the GMAT after a calendar month, if you wish to improve your scores and be eligible to apply for the current season before the deadlines.

With GMAT scores you can apply to ISB Hyderabad, IIMs ( PGPX), executive programs from IMT Ghaziabad, IMI Delhi, MDI Gurgaon, NMIMS Mumbai, GLIM Chennai and a host of other B. schools.

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