Alumni Articles

What led me to pursue a management programme at PGPM

This article speaks about my journey to pursue a management programme from SPJIMR

Motivation towards an MBA after spending considerable time in the industry

Prior to my MBA – I had spent a little over 5 years in the tech industry in different roles of Systems/ Software engineer to Technical QA Lead. But, the exposure technical projects provided me left me wanting for more. The teams in the Technology industry work in silos and often there is no understanding of the big picture or opportunity to involve yourself at the strategic level or have an influence in the organizations’ key drivers or activities . This is because the scope of the technical role is constrained to certain areas of work or client project. Often the work turns mundane and repetitive after a few years in the industry; but for a few cycles of promotions or move to a different client project and the cycle repeats. Given this understanding and observing the trend in the industry – the answer came to me that an MBA from a top tier B-school is important. Thus, the motivation to embark on an MBA was to be absorbed into decision-making roles that would help drive the organization forward and to be able to be at the helm of organization initiatives in corporate roles. Also, an MBA would provide a platform to work in roles where one can move into General management which would open the arena for a plethora of exciting roles in the corporate sector.

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How the one-year MBA at SPJIMR accelerated my career 

Should I take a break and pursue an MBA after working for five years? What does a typical day in an MBA programme look like? What sort of a career acceleration can I expect after an MBA? To answer these questions and many more like these, we reached out to alumni from the one-year programme at SPJIMR to share their experiences.

Three alumni from different walks of life have shared their remarkable and inspiring stories of career transitions with us. Know how their career journeys unfold with these stories, each unique and relevant.

Anshul Jain was juggling between a job and being an entrepreneur for over five years. He enrolled with the PGPM at SPJIMR and used the learnings gained in the classroom to develop structured management, leadership and critical problem-solving skills. Anshul Jain currently works with Accenture Technology Consulting as a Technology Consultant.

Nikunj Jain came from the world of creativity, working on automotive styling. He however felt the need to develop decision-making skills to bring his vision for tomorrow to reality. Enrolling with the PGPM programme helped him develop a problem-solving mindset to face challenges across various functions. Nikunj Jain currently works with Mahindra Rise as the Innovation Manager.

Dhruv Kumar was looking at professional growth while working at MSIL. He wanted to broaden his learning and also explore new opportunities. He found all this and more at the PGPM programme at SPJIMR. Dhruv Kumar currently works with Myntra as the Head Marketplace & Omni Business and Operations.

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Student Experiences: International Immersion during one year MBA 

"In an increasingly globalized business environment, it is imperative for any student graduating out of business schools to develop a greater appreciation of different cultures and international business practices. This is even more important for participants of one-year MBA who are likely to be exposed to international business as they directly move into middle management roles. To support this, a few leading business schools in India have tied up with international partner schools to give all their students an international exposure as part of their one year MBA programme.

But how does this play out for the students? To understand this better, we reached out to graduates from the 15-month PGPM course at one of India’s leading business schools, S P Jain Institute of Management & Research (SPJIMR). Post Graduate Programme in Management (PGPM) is a one-year full-time management programme preceded by three months of online learning. It is an immersive, cross-disciplinary, hands-on experience designed for young professionals with a minimum of five years of work experience across all professional backgrounds seeking career acceleration.

PGPM at SPJIMR has International Immersion as a mandatory module where the entire Class completes three credits of their specialization phase at top global b schools. Students from this programme currently go to leading partner schools in USA universities including Cornell University, University of Texas and Michigan State University."

Vishwajeet Sinha
IM International Immersion
McCombs School of Business, the University of Texas at Austin, USA
PGPM Class of 2019

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