Competing for the future

first_imgA degree in management education is coveted, both at home and abroad. In this hyper competitive job market, as competition surges, one needs to stand out. B-schools are under immense pressure to innovate, reinvent themselves and their curriculum to beat the challenges today because of VUCA (Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and,A degree in management education is coveted, both at home and abroad. In this hyper competitive job market, as competition surges, one needs to stand out. B-schools are under immense pressure to innovate, reinvent themselves and their curriculum to beat the challenges today because of VUCA (Volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity) that exists in the business world. They need to focus on shaping future business leaders who can contribute to accelerating sustainable economic development. The millennials are looking beyond the confines of traditional jobs and are seeking fresh avenues and job opportunities. Development of leadersip skills, analytical skills, critical thinking, decision-making abilities and time management are some of the key benefits that comes with the degree. It is also imperative that besides giving students opportunities to innovate, management institutes provide holistic learning. An MBA or a PGDM degree acts as a game changer in a student’s life. Students are encouraged to apply theoretical learning through case studies, research methodologies and frameworks to solve real-life business management issues. Additionally, it helps them to lead in difficult situations as they undergo a rigourous training process in the form of industrial visits and internships. Experts from B-schools talk about trends that will change business education and the challenges that need to be addressed. We also have alumni from management institutes who share their B-school experience and talk of how a degree in MBA has helped them shape their career be where they are today.(By Harshita Das)Tanya TandonPGDM, 2003-2005Amity Business School, Amity University, Noida advertisementI pursued a PGDM (Postgraduate Diploma in Management) from Amity Business School, Amity University, Noida and those years catapulted me to where I stand today. The holistic curriculum of nurtured my skills and helped me identify my strengths and weaknesses. The philosophy of Amity is providing global education to students and keep up with the changing business landscape at the same time. Management courses at Amity Business School are a perfect combination of theory, practical and learning real-time issues. The institute conducts several industry expert seminars, conferences and workshops which give students an opportunity to learn and provide a platform to network with them. In my business development and marketing role at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC), India, I realise how important it is to network and build relationships. The management domain is flourishing and there will soon be a great demand for skilled professionals. I am glad to have met influential people in my journey and owe my success to them. The focus on research is another added advantage for budding professionals as it helps them mitigate tricky business situations.Vigil VenugopalMBA in Marketing , 2016-18Jindal Global Business School, Sonepatwww.jgbs.edu.inJindal Global Business School(JGBS),O P Jindal University, Sonepat arms you with a range of life skills that are essential before stepping into the corporate world. What makes learning different in JGBS is the manner in which students are trained. There is a lot of emphasis on helping them prepare data-oriented research paper and taught courses on competency mapping that prepares one to have different perspectives on a given issue. JGBS never spoon feeds. The institute provides an array of opportunities for one to try, fail, learn and excel in the process of creating an appetite for learning. My areas of interest had always been marketing and advertising. I was fortunate to opt for analytical courses which exposed me to the possibilities of a data-driven market. The courses were not only contemporary but also called for extensive critical thinking on how theory can be applied in real-life situations. This has helped me tremendously in my current role at Amazon India as a Team Manager.Jaskaran Gill,MBA in Business Analytics , 2013-15School of Business, Galgotias University, Greater Noidawww.galgotiasuniversity.edu.inI would describe School of Business, Galgotias University (GU), Greater Noida, as an exciting and dynamic place where numerous opportunities for one’s professional and personal development are available. The outcome-based learning with an emphasis on case studies, project-based learning and financial simulation projects help in bringing changes in the students’ decision making skills. Simulation based content delivery boosts their real-life problem solving skills. Value-added courses help in personality development and emphasis on soft skills training along with technical inputs are the hallmark of education at Galgotias University. Technology integration through use of Impartus, a lecture capture and content creation platform that provides 24-hour access to recorded lectures from the best faculty, provides the students a meaningful learning experience. Partnering with industry and other universities in India and abroad through guest speakers and industrial visits offers distinctive experiences for students. The university also has sowed the seeds of entrepreneurship through its incubation centre.advertisementRuchi ParasharMBA in Marketing and Finance, 2016-18Faculty of Management Studies, Manav Rachna International Institute of Research and studies, FaridabadMy journey at Manav Rachna right from the first semester to the exhaustive summer training from classroom presentations and assignments to placement interviews has been demanding but full of learning. Looking back, I now realise that working on presentations, creating excel sheets, group discussions, and core management subjects that we pursued have been the real keys to our overall career development. Internships and projects hold equal importance and should be viewed seriously. Each course in the curriculum helped me hone my leadership skills and made me business ready. The institute also exposes students to several Capstone projects. As students, we should calculate backwards-starting from the place and the industry where we want to reach and then start preparing for that path through allied internships and projects. The journey took me to Mumbai for training; I got posted at the Bengaluru office of Jaro Education, the first company that visited the campus for placements. Currently, I am working as a Senior Executive-Marketing & Operations at Hike Education, Delhi.Sethumadhavan C BMBA in Business Analytics & Operations Management, 2014-16VIT Business School, Chennaiwww.chennai.vit.ac.inWhen I reflect on my two years at VIT Business School’s (VITBS) MBA programme, I can say that the experience has not only broadened my knowledge but also prepared me for the challenging corporate life that follows. Through the case study-based learning approach, brilliant and competent classmates, and excellent faculty, I was challenged to come out of my comfort zone and discover new areas. Under the credit transfer programme, students get an opportunity to study at the University of Michigan, Dearborn campus, US after completion of the first year at VIT, and earn a twin degree. VITBS also offers dual specialisation MBA programmes, which allowed me to do a major in business analytics and minor in operations management. The analytics programme was a perfect blend of concepts and hands-on training on coding languages and tools such as R, SQL, Excel, SPSS and Tableau. This paved my way to work as a business analyst in the data science team of Changepond Technologies, Chennai.Vanshraj KharePGDM, 2016-18Lloyd Business School, Noida http://www.lloydbusinessschool.edu.inLloyd Business School’s industry-oriented management programmes enabled us imbibe an array of skills. As I specialised in Supply Chain Management and Marketing Management, it helped me understand the market dynamics in a better way. My perspective about global market roles and challenges completely changed after this programme. I can resonate parts of these learnings at my workplace. Besides academics, I learnt patience, observation, implementation, and team building skills.Dheeraj UpadhyayMBA, 2014-16School of Business and Commerce , Sanskriti University, Mathurawww.sanskriti.edu.inadvertisementEvery day has been a new learning experience with faculty members using the latest case studies from the business world to prepare us for the what lies ahead. The life skills training imparted by highly skilled trainers gave us the confidence to deliver at our workplace. Our academic life was always integrated with lectures, assignments, tutorials, case studies, presentations, and club and sports activities all aimed to bring about the desired transformation in the management graduates.Rashdip Singh WadhawanMBA in Finance, 2014-16Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Punewww.sibm.eduMy move to working in corporate strategy for JP Morgan Chase after my MBA in Finance in a credit research, was fuelled by the fact that industry currently places a significant value on traits that I acquired during my MBA at Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM) in terms of work-ethic and the ability to deep-dive into problems, collaborate and developing perspective. The on-campus activities ranging from students’ council and industry competitions to case-study sessions and live projects helped me imbibe these soft skills. Due to a diverse crowd in terms of culture, discipline and work experience, I learnt that diversity breeds perspective. The difference in perspective is all you need sometimes to crack a business problem or beat the market. An MBA can easily be termed as a life-skill development and perspective building period for tomorrow’s business leaders. The operating environment in today’s businesses is erratic: it demands an individual learns, unlearns and re-learns quickly and have a microscopic and telescopic view on problems and be precise in communication.Ram KumarMBA IN Marketing and HR 2011-13SRM School of Management, Chennaiwww.srmuniv.ac.inI was part of the branding committee of the Rotaract that helped me work on a range of ideas and projects before I joined SRM School of Management in 2011. But studying management at SRM provided me that platform and learn how to execute my ideas. I always wanted to start something of my own. Even though I had a couple of job offers post my degree, I chose to start a digital marketing agency, the Social Media Doode. The idea was to break out of the nutshell. To explore, observe, analyse, assimilate, learn and the whole process helps you identify your strengths and weaknesses.C Vathika KamathMBA in Finance, 2009-11School of Management,Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipalwww.manipal.eduAfter graduating in commerce, I was very sure I wanted to do MBA. My only plan for the future was to join my family business, which specialises in organising and conducting group and customised tours in India and abroad. So, I thought a course in management would be of immense help to me in taking our business to greater heights. The School of Management (SOM), Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Manipal was an enriching experience in itself and the best choice for me. With experienced faculty members who have been instrumental in bringing out the best in me during the course and even afterwards, the two-year course was designed to ensure we aced everything required to enter the corporate world with confidence. The grooming sessions and skill development classes have personally helped me in dealing with the diverse customer base that became key learning for my business. Be it strategic planning or financial management, quality control or accounting, these concepts, which are now a part and parcel of my regular work, were taught over two years of my postgraduation. Today, I head my family business and have been successful in innovating and improvising its operations. The leadership qualities and values of commitment and dedication further helped me become the youngest president of the Kanara Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the prestigious apex body for trade, commerce and industry of our region.Ranjita ShawNew Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM), Delhiwww.ndimdelhi.orgIt wasn’t easy to quit a job and start pursuing a two-year Postgraduate diploma in management (PGDM), especially when so many alternatives were available. But knowing the importance of an MBA or a PGDM degree, I knew a full-time course was the right thing to do. New Delhi Institute of Management (NDIM) taught me how to the apply the knowledge gained in our vocation to real-life situations. Each student had an industry mentor and many senior professionals came as guest speakers, adding to our industry relevant learning. Besides academics, our faculty members at NDIM were clear about one thing-they didn’t just want another future manager to emerge out of the institute but wanted you to become an excellent human being and co-worker who would have qualities such as empathy, perseverance, patience, team building and the ability to take on new challenges.Priyanka JaiswalPGDM in Finance and Marketing, 2016-18GL Bajaj Institute of Management and Research, Greater Noidawww.glbimr.orgI had a great experience at GL Bajaj Institute of Management and Research. Achieving your goal was a key learning. There is only one ground rule-either excel or exit. No excuses, no shortcuts, only smart work. And that is what I apply as I work with Ernst & Young (EY) as an associate analyst. GL Bajaj helped the students not only academically, but also by grooming and making us aware of what a corporate life entails. Only being qualified doesn’t help, but qualifying with the right attitude could go a long way. You have to be enthusiastic, be a multitasker, problem solver, and be result-oriented to succeed.Rakesh GandlaICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabadwww.ibsindia.orgICFAI Business School (IBS), Hyderabad is a blend of different cultures with students from various parts of India coming here to study. This exposed me to diverse viewpoints. Being a member of the photography club-the Nazaria and Ecobizz (Economics Club), I was drawn to creative roles. Later, I founded two student bodies, IBS Messenger, an online communication platform for the students of ICFAI Business School and the Managers Without Borders Student Chapter, a non-profit organisation. Being a branding geek and a grduate in Master of Business Administration in core marketing helped me to grow personally and professionally in my life and to choose entrepreneurship as a path. This lead me to set up my own company, Strawberry Branding Solutions. The lessons I learnt at ICFAI Business School continue to influence my decisions on a daily basis. I get inspired when I see anything new and creative and am compelled to research it and excel at it-something I learnt while doing my MBA.Rakesh ChauhanPGDM in Marketing and IT, 2014-16Accurate Institute of Management & Technology, Greater Noidawww.accurate.inIt was my dream to be successful in the corporate world and I took baby steps in that direction the day I joined Accurate Institute of Management and Technology, Greater Noida. It changed my perception from a college graduate to a visionary professional. The PGDM (Postgraduate diploma in management) course was indeed inspirational as it transformed me into a confident proactive performer. The teaching methodologies helped me identify my skill sets and abilities that soon developed into core competencies and have since enabled me to perform successfully in my role as a senior manager at ICICI Direct. In keeping with market trends, the curriculum at Accurate is well-thought out, incorporating live assignments and industry interactions along with international exchange programmes. The programme also includes hands-on practice in strategic management principles, core marketing and focuses on that are technology-driven.last_img read more

A Michigan Fan Tried To Put A Wolverines Hat On Eddie George’s Head, But He “Knocked It Out” Of His Hand

first_imgeddie george is at a cleveland cavaliers gameCLEVELAND, OH – MAY 26: Former Ohio State and NFL player Eddie George walks off the court after the Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Atlanta Hawks during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Quicken Loans Arena on May 26, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio. The Cavaliers defeated the Hawks 118-88. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Former Ohio State Heisman Trophy-winning running back Eddie George is the Grand Marshal at tomorrow’s Big 10K race, so for at least one day, he’s forced to be nice to fans of other league schools. But that doesn’t mean he’s going to wear any apparel related to his program’s biggest rival. Thursday, a Michigan supporter named Gerald Blanc posted a photo of himself and George to Instagram. In the caption, he noted how he attempted to put a Wolverines hat on George’s head, but the former tailback “knocked it out” of his hand. Priceless.There’s nothing quite like college football rivalries. Ohio State vs. Michigan is one of the best.last_img read more

Jim Harbaugh Says 10 Freshmen Will Be In Michigan’s Two-Deep

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines talks with quarterback Wilton Speight #3.IOWA CITY, IOWA- NOVEMBER 12: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines talks with quarterback Wilton Speight #3 during the first quarter against the Iowa Hawkeyes on November 12, 2016 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City, Iowa. (Photo by Matthew Holst/Getty Images)Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh isn’t disqualifying rookies from making this season’s two-deep.Speaking this morning on his Inside Michigan Football television show, Jim Harbaugh claimed that he can think of at least 10 freshmen who will have a spot in the team’s two-deep depth chart. And that’s not just as reserves for older players. Harbaugh said some of those players will play in their first Michigan football game as starters.Nick Baumgardner of MLive.com shared the statement on Twitter:Jim Harbaugh on his TV show: 10 freshmen have shown they’ll be in the two-deep as a starter or a backup.— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) August 28, 2016Michigan hasn’t published a two-deep at this time. However, it’s likely a depth chart will appear within the week, as several teams have already released their starting squads.Harbaugh didn’t provide any specific names for which freshman qualify for the two-deep on Sunday’s television show. However, reports from Michigan’s fall camp make it relatively easy to determine which freshman might snag those spots.Specifically, according to Baumgardner, there have been 10 standouts from fall camp: defensive end Rashan Gary, left tackle Ben Bredeson, guard/DT Michael Onwenu, wide receiver Nate Johnson, wide receiver Eddie McDoom, wide receiver Kekoa Crawford, safety Khaleke Hudson, corners David Long and Lavert Hill, running back/receiver Chris Evans and kicker Quinn Nordin.Michigan opens its season Sep. 3 against Hawaii.last_img read more

District of Taylor proclaims May as MS Month

first_imgSince 1948, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada has been a leader in funding vital MS research into the cause, prevention and treatment of MS while providing services and support to people with MS and their families.Council accepted the proclamation and will be hoisting the flag on the flag pole outside of the District Office throughout the month of May. TAYLOR, B.C. – With May being MS Month at a Council Meeting, on Monday, the District of Taylor has proclaimed May to be MS Month.Sherri Mytopher, of the MS Society of Fort St. John, presented a request to Council to proclaim May as MS Month.“Members of the Northern Regional Chapter of the MS Society of Canada urge you to proclaim the month of May as MS Awareness Month in the District of Taylor in order to call attention to the exemplary efforts of the 100,000 Canadians who live every day with the challenge of this neurological disease. B.C. has the third highest concentration of people with MS in Canada.”last_img read more

Does A Team Need A Championship To Be The Best Of All

FiveThirtyEight Embed Code More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s show (June 21, 2016), we talk about the Cleveland Cavaliers’ victory in Game 7 of the NBA Finals and wonder how much championships matter when we talk about history’s greatest players and teams. Then, we welcome ESPN FC’s Mike Goodman to chat about the USMNT’s run to the semifinal of the Copa America. Finally, Mike stays around to break down the opening games of the 2016 Euros, and we ask him what’s going on with Cristiano Ronaldo. Plus, a significant digit on the matchup between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA.Links to what we discuss are here:Ben Morris wonders if the Steph Curry revolution is over already.Ben Morris’s original piece on why Steph Curry is revolutionizing basketball.Reuben Fischer-Baum writes the Warriors aren’t even the second-best team ever.Neil Paine says LeBron led the Cavs on one of the greatest playoff runs in NBA history.ESPN Stats & Information Group breaks down how LeBron carried the Cavs to the title.LeBron is so great, says Bryan Armen Graham in The Guardian, he should now be considered the greatest of all time.Mike Goodman asks whether the USMNT has finally turned the corner under Jurgen Klinsmann.The Guardian wonders why casual fans have stayed away from this year’s Copa America.Over at the Euros, The Upshot breaks down how teams can qualify for the next round.And, Sam Borden looks at what the new tournament structure has meant for fans from smaller countries.Borden also delves into Cristiano Ronaldo’s frustrations after Portugal’s tie with Austria.You can find Mike Goodman’s new soccer podcast, The Double Pivot, here.Significant Digit: 23. That’s the combined number of games the Los Angeles Sparks and the Minnesota Lynx had played in this season’s WNBA without losing. The Sparks lost 72-69 to the Lynx on Tuesday evening. If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

Ohio States LaQuinton Ross professional future unclear after conflicting reports

Junior forward LaQuinton Ross (10) skies for a shot during a game against Dayton March 20 at First Niagara Center. OSU lost, 60-59.Credit: Ritika Shah / Asst. photo editorAll season long, Ohio State men’s basketball struggled with scoring.In 19 of the Buckeyes’ 35 games this season, they scored less than 70 points, going 11-8 in those matchups en route to finishing the season 25-10.The team has already lost three players for next season — senior guards Aaron Craft and Lenzelle Smith Jr., as well as sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle, who is heading back to Europe — and now might be without its leading scorer.According to a report Monday by ESPN’s Jeff Goodman, junior forward LaQuinton Ross has decided to forego his senior season and enter the 2014 NBA Draft.Ross, however, took to Twitter to dispel any rumors that he is in fact leaving Columbus after leading the Buckeyes with 15.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in 2013-14.“To all the people tweeting me I haven’t said anything so guys are wasting your time!! I didn’t make a decision!” a tweet posted at 3:24 p.m. from Ross’ personal account, @qross2011, read.An OSU athletic spokesman did not immediately respond to an email requesting comment Monday afternoon.The report comes two days after sophomore guard Amedeo Della Valle announced via Twitter he was leaving OSU to pursue a professional career in Europe.Ross’ departure would leave the Buckeyes with 10 scholarship players on roster for next season, even with the addition of the four players already signed for the 2014-15 season. Among those are guard D’Angelo Russell, center David Bell and forwards Keita Bates-Diop and Jae’Sean Tate.Without Ross, OSU coach Thad Matta would have three scholarships to work with to try bolstering the roster, as NCAA rules allow college programs to have 13 players on scholarship each season.Following OSU’s 60-59 loss to Dayton in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Thursday, Ross said he would decide on his future “in the next couple of weeks.”“Just basically how I feel, get insight of where I could go (in the NBA Draft),” Ross said Thursday after the loss to the Flyers about the factors that would play into his decision. “What we would have next year, sit down with my coaches and my family. Taking that advice in.”After losing to Kentucky 62-60 in the Sweet Sixteen as the NCAA Tournament’s No. 1 overall seed in 2011, former Buckeye stars Jared Sullinger and William Buford elected to come back to OSU for another year — Sullinger’s sophomore year and Buford’s senior year. But after the loss to Dayton, Ross said he doesn’t know if he’d do the same.“I don’t know man. They knew what they was coming back to. They had a great system, a great system for them,” Ross said. “That year that Will came back they brought in our class and they knew they were going to have players around them.”Ross is projected as the 18th pick of the second round by the Chicago Bulls in the NBA Draft according to DraftExpress.com. The draft is set for June 26.On his final call-in show of the season Monday with 97.1 The Fan, Matta said he spoke with Ross that afternoon, and then would do the same in the evening to discuss his future. After seeing his team bow out to Dayton in the second round Thursday, Matta said he “always wants what’s best for our guys.”“If it’s right, I’ll be the first to tell him to go,” Matta said. “He’s got to sit down and look at it. I think he’s capable of coming back here and having a great senior year if he wants to do that.”Ross did not immediately respond to The Lantern’s request for comment Monday. read more

Ministry of Grand Bahama to fall under Prime Ministers Office

first_img Related Items:#KwasiThompsonMinisterOfGrandBahama, #magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, May 19th 2017 – Nassau –  Newly elected Grand Bahama Minister, Kwasi Thompson says the Ministry of Grand Bahama, will now be incorporated into the Office of the Prime Minister.   The minister speaking at a press conference after he was briefed on the happenings of his ministry says this was necessary as it will serve “as more beneficial to the work performed in Grand Bahama.While he underscored the importance of Grand Bahama to the Prime Minister, he says bringing it under the Office of the Prime Minister will assist in ensuring smoother and more effective processing of major investments for Grand Bahama.As a result, Thompson says it will allow for “quicker processing for investments and if it is done quicker, that means that more jobs would be done and be available at a more expeditious rate.”   Thompson adds that the prime minister will have greater oversight of Grand Bahama.Meanwhile, the Grand Bahama Minister says he will commence the process of meeting with investors, vital to the economic recovery of Grand Bahama.   He pointed to the creation of private sector long term employment as a priority for his office there.Thompson says a new budget is in the works, and will be prepared and submitted for approval within two weeks, as part of government’s plan to implement aspects of its manifesto during budget period.Thompson was sworn in on Monday as Minister of State for Grand Bahama in the Office of the Prime Minister#MagneticMediaNews#KwasiThompsonMinisterOfGrandBahama Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more