CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AFTER MBA IN INDIA & Career after MBA in IT industry

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AFTER MBA IN INDIA

There is unprecedented competition in the marketplace today. The need to understand consumer desires and cater to them has become the norm for existence and survival in business. Thus, the necessity for enterprising managers with a global vision arises. Management education has received a great boost in the post-globalisation era. Premier institutes have descended upon the scenario with programmes aimed at carving out well-rounded personalities who can confidently walk through the portals of the corporate world

The MBA (Master of Business Administration) degree is probably the worlds best known and most widely recognized post graduate degree. It is a professional degree – in that it is intended for those who work in business and management i.e., the intention of a program leading to an MBA is to prepare or further prepare individuals for responsible positions in business – usually managerial positions. MBA programs are run throughout the world, as they are seen to be relevant for the preparation of people for work in management irrespective of the industry, business sector, the nature of the economy, etc.

In fact the degree is a bit of a misnomer. For most people this is a management degree, and it is not only relevant and of value to those in ‘business’ – as normally defined – but also those in government, the public sector etc. The MBA degree title has always been used in theUSA – where it was first developed, but not always in other countries. In the UK for example – where Post Graduate degree level management education only began to develop from the late 1960s the title was not initially used. For example the main schools at that time used the MSc and MA degree titles. From around 1980 however most established programs around the world had adopted the MBA title. There are of course programs which look very much like what other Schools would call an MBA – which still lead to degrees with other titles. Such titles include MBL (Master of Business Leadership – predominantly in S. Africa), MBS (Master of Business Studies), MSc and MA as well as more specialist degrees e.g., Master of Finance. Often such programs are seeking deliberately to differentiate themselves from other programs

Why an MBA?
Your future! Being equipped to handle the opportunities and threats of today’s dynamic business environment has never been more important. New products, new markets, off-shore resourcing, mergers, and new technologies all create uncertainty and opportunity. An MBA helps position you to take advantage of the opportunities and protects you from the threats. A Master of Business Administration provides you with a broad view of the functional areas of business.

Empowered with an MBA degree one can develop a career in a range of fields. One can opt for a variety of career options after MBA in India. Career opportunities after MBA include in the fields of human resource management, operations management, strategic management, international management, and organisational communication etc. Career advancement, management expertise and increased earnings are perhaps the most common reasons given for pursuing an MBA. An MBA can help you make major break or leap in your career path with a concomitant leap in income.

After liberalization Indian market has opened several new opportunities to management students. After rapid expansion of Industries, India has also opened new vistas for excellent opportunities for careers in management. New Economic Policy of liberalisation has increased the demand for managerial personnel in the corporate world.
Industry insiders feels that the demand for managerial personnel in specialist fields like Finance, Production, Marketing, Personnel and Administration will further increase rapidly in the coming years. The corporates in their accelerated drive for all-important competitive edge believe that management graduates with their macro vision and analytical bent of mind can deliver more than others in the fast changing world of business. Now MBA as a three-letter qualification has become almost mandatory for entry into and future advancement in a wide range of industries. Top companies-multinationals, foreign banks, financial institutions, public sector undertakings, in effect the whole corporate sector – offer bright opportunities to management graduates.The careers in management offer one of the best remuneration packages and perks everywhere. Private sector today offers rapid advancement to result-oriented professionals. Excellent perks are offered which may include free accommodation, free conveyance / attractive allowances, CPF, leave travel concession, medical allowance /reimbursement etc.
For those who take up self employment or who become employment generators as entrepreneurs – MBA or equivalent qualifications provide handful of necessary inputs for achieving successful entrepreneurial aims.
Career after MBA in IT industry

Following are some of the job options for MBAs in IT companies:

1. Business Analyst: You act as an Interface between the customer and the delivery team. You are expected understand the business processes and the exact customer requirements and document them properly in a format that the delivery team (developers) understands. For being an effective BA, you should have knowledge of things like UML, RUP, Rational Rose etc. in addition to having a good domain knowledge. Experienced BAs become good IT Consultants.

2. Pre-Sales: Here you do things like responding to RFIs, RFPs and preparing client-specific presentations. Similar profile is that of a Business Development Manager.

3. Sales: Do I need to explain this one?

4. ERP Consultant: You are responsible for understanding the business processes of your customers and implementing packaged ERP software (like SAP) after making the necessary customizations.

5. Project Manager: Project Managers are involved in a project right from the stage of requirements gathering. They are required to do Planning, Estimation, Resource (People, Hardware, Software etc.) and time management. Tools like MS Project are heavily used by PMs.

6. HR Manager: Not much work  Kidding  Responsible for Recruitment, Appraisal, Employee retention, Career planning, Trainings etc.

7. Quality/Testing Manager: Suitable for people with testing/QA kind of background.

Hope that helps. Good luck for your MBA.

Making the Right Choice

Careers and Placement



THE PLACEMENT SEASON BRINGS WITH IT A HULLABALOO OVER WHOPPING PAY PACKETS AND ENVIABLE CAREER PROFILES. IT’S A STUDENT’S PLAYGROUND, WITH INDIAN AND INTERNATIONAL CORPORATES VYING TO ENLIST THE SERVICES OF THE INDIAN MBA STUDENT. STUDENTS SHARE THEIR VIEWS ON HOW YOU CAN MAKE THE CUT
It’s the time when most B-school students are caught up in a whirlwind of activities — multiple applications and interviews — and campuses eagerly await judgement day, when students finally learn whether the blood and sweat of the past two years, and the gamble that started it all — their enrolment and investment in a B-school — is about to pay rich dividends. During placement season, recruiters from every sector descend on B-school campuses across the country to ensure that the best business brains bring their extensive resources and fresh vigour to their organisations. Placement season is critical for students; it is the culmination of two years of the finest postgraduate education available, and often students have but a few crucial moments to make an instant and lasting impression on the recruitment committee. How do you make your efforts count?

PREPARATION & PRESENTATION

When you set out to interact with potential recruiters, you need to be prepared to answer a volley of questions and ensure you make a good first impression. Sandeep Bhattacharjee, an IIM-Kozhikode student, currently dealing with his lateral placements, says, “You obviously have to research the company well, because you will be quizzed about your knowledge of the company. Recruiters look for soft skills and want to see confidence and enthusiasm in a student. They pose several questions and try to put a lot of stress on you.You have to be able to deal with it.” In spite of the intimidating and unpredictable nature of placement interviews, there are certain questions and situations you can be prepared for. Bhattacharjee adds, “When you first enter the room, you’re likely to be asked to go over your resume and be quizzed on it. You will also be asked generic questions about why you are applying to that particular organisation, what you think your strengths and weaknesses are, etc.” Brijesh Shirodkar, a National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) alumni, further elaborates on the types of interviews, saying, “There are usually two kinds of interviews — one for people with work experience, and one for people who started pursuing their MBA immediately after graduation.” Students with prior work experience are questioned to gauge how well they have understood the business process. Brijesh, who has a few years of work experience in the IT industry and landed a job with Cognizant, Pune, explains: “If a student with IT experience is being interviewed by a retail recruiter, they won’t be interested in which IT branch he was involved with, but will checked on how well he’s understood the business process. So retail recruiters will ask him about how retail operations work, and how his IT skills and knowledge can contribute to their business.” Students who have jumped onto the MBA bandwagon straight after graduation have other challenges to face at the interview.“The focus is primarily on academics, on their performance during their MBA programme, and perhaps a little bit on their graduation. Extra curricular activities are extremely important as these demonstrate initiative, leadership skills, and the student’s capacity for teamwork.”

SET CLEAR GOALS

As someone who has invested time and money in pursuing and acquiring a coveted MBA degree, you are expected to be very certain about what you are looking for. A lackadaisical attitude is not going to impress a recruitment committee. Shirodkar says,“You will be asked by recruiters about how you think you can achieve your goals with their organisation.“ The student should be clear on parameters like the company, the brand, the profile he is being offered and so on.

CHOOSE WISELY

In many cases, if you’re made an offer by an organisation, there is pressure to accept, even if you’re having second thoughts about it. However, that isn’t always the case. Rohan Mathur, Member of Placement Committee, IIM Ahmedabad, says: “Students always have an option, especially in case of lateral placements, because they can play the work experience card. They can negotiate several parameters, whether it’s the job profile, the pay packet or even the location. They can insist they want to work in New York and not in London.” To this, Brijesh adds: “Some colleges allow students to keep taking interviews until they find something suitable. Although companies insist on students accepting offers, colleges also insist on keeping their students’ options open.”

MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN

In a situation where you are unhappy with the options open to you, consider individual jobhunting as opposed to compromising on what you want in your first job. Priya Das (name changed), a student from a suburban Mumbai B-school started her own job search when she was dissatisfied with what was on offer during placements. She says, “You will never find the perfect job right away, even if you’re from an IIM. You need to look out for any and every new opening.”

CAPITALISE ON YOUR INTERNSHIPS

Plenty of MBA students pursue an internship during the length of their programme and like with any other internship, it is an excellent opportunity to grow and learn. Be resourceful and use this brief exposure to the corporate world to network and nurture professional relationships. Abhinav Jain, a student of National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) was made a Pre Placement Offer (PPO) from Ernst & Young after a summer internship there, and grabbed the opportunity. He offers, “If you have identified an attractive recruiter and are sure you want to start there, you need to give it your best shot and go about making a lasting impression on your manager. You are normally assigned a project during your internship, at the end of which you are asked to make presentations in relation to it. Your manager, HR personnel and other senior members will be present then. This is your time to make your mark. .” Many institutes encourage this practice. Mathur avers, “We have a system of the ‘dream firm’, so even if students have landed preplacement offers, they can enroll to the placement process as well to take a shot at making it to their top option.”

What do recruiters look for? –

Competence in the sphere you are applying to – Personal qualities such as team work, confidence, clarity of direction and abilty to handle stress

 

How to Crack a Job Interview…Tips

Are you looking for a job? if, yes than you have to be well prepared for the job interview.

Our work is to provide you best interview tips which helps you to grab your dream job. If you follow these tips, than i am sure that you get your dream job, these tips are really helpful.

There are four most important tips that i want to share with you all.


1) Pre-Interview Advice :

The first thing is that your Resume or Curriculam vitae must be look professional. there are also some resume writers who write your resume.

Before you go for the interview you should have knowledge about the company or organisation, you should have the figures about organisation like.. company strength, company turnover, when the company was established etc.It gives the good impression of your attitude about the company to the interviewer.

The next thing is that, you should also have the clear idea about the role of you in the job specified. The skills and the qualification required for the specific job should be understood by the candidates. And before going for the interview candidates must do some mock interview with their friends or with family members.

You must reach 20 minutes earlier at the interview place.

 

Top 15 Interview Questions

Here we provide you the top 15 questions, which are most common during the interview. These questions helps you to do well during the interview. You have to practice for these questions by the mock test with your friends and relatives and obtain a good answer of each questions.

About 4-6 questions are comes from these. So practice them and gain a good result.

The questions are as follows :


1. How did you know about the interview?

2. Why you want to do job with this company?

3. Tell me your weakness and strengths.

4. What are your salary expectations?

5. What is your knowledge about this company?

6. What do you do in your spare time?

7. Why did you choose your college and study stream?

8. Give example of your creativity.

9. What is your dream job?

10. How do you handle rejection?

11. Tell us about your school project or your job project.

12. Describe your ideal career.

13. Why should we take you?

14. Are you willing to travel?

15. Are there any questions would you like to ask us?


By giving the good answer of these questions in the interview, you are going to be good for the job vacancy.

Dos and Don’ts about living in Hostel

Dos and Don’ts about living in Hostel

 

While several outstation students plan to be a part of University/College hostels, seniors advise newcomers on the dos and don’ts.

After the admissions in Delhi University, what most outstation students as well as those residing in areas far from the campus are looking for is an accommodation in the hostels. While some of you would have already booked your stay in hostels for the ensuing academic years, others would still be in line to do so.

 

In order to make the move to a new place an easy process, here is some advice and checklist from the seniors in the hostels of Delhi University that newcomers should keep in mind while packing their luggage.

 



DON’T OVERDO


Furniture:


Laundry Service:


Toiletries:

 You need to bring your own basic stuff like toothpaste, toothbrush, cream, shampoos, oil, etc. Once over, they can be bought from shops near the campus. You need to bring your own buckets and mugs though. 

 

Electric Appliances:

 Most college hostels do not allow usage of any electric appliances in the hostels. So, getting electric kettles, maggiecookers or boilers has to be avoided. 

 

Hunger Management:

 Students can bring a good stock of food items from home or outside, like biscuits, chips, namkeen, etc, and have whenever hungry. In the Miranda House hostel, every year, each fresher, for a week, is assigned a duty of selling eatables like maggie, sandwich, juices, chocolate, biscuits, which they buy and stock in their rooms. Whenever any student feels hungry at odd hours, they can go to the fresher and buy food from the individual. This service remains open from 10 pm to 1 am every day. 

 

Stationery:

 Girls should not forget to bring their own stationery too. 

 Timings and Night-outs:

 Wardens are generally very strict about timings. So, you should remember to enter the hostel on time. Nightouts are allowed with prior permission.

 NEVER HIDE HOME FOOD

 Basic Needs:

 The hostels provide everything, except bed-sheets, pillows and blankets and the covers, which have to be yours. And of course, you have to get your own clothes. 

 Why Wash:

 The hostels provides laundry service too. So, boys should not overload themselves with washing powders or an iron. 

 Essential items:

 A toothbrush, comb and soap — that’s it. Your essentials are done. Rest of the stuff can be bought from shops outside. 

 Gadgets:

 Though hostels do not allow large electrical appliances, an electric kettle and laptops would pose no problem. 

 

 Food:

Boys are free to get as much food from home as possible. What they should remember, though, is to always share it. If they hide it, they will lose friends. Apart from this, at St Stephen’s campus, there are two joints — college cafeteria and science dhaba, which remain open till 12 am. Boys can have food there whenever they are hungry. These places sell burgers, kebabs, maggie, egg dishes, chips, soft drinks and much more. 

  Entertainment:

 St Stephen’s hostel has a Junior Combination Room (JCR), which has two TVs, two table-tennis sets and two carrom boards open to boys 24/7, besides a basketball court and a football ground. 

 Timings:

 The timing for boys to enter the campus is generally 10 pm, but there are no timings inside the room.

TIPS

Share home-food

Relax and socialise

Get bed-sheets, pillows with covers, blankets and quilts

 

 

 

 

Top 10 Tips for Breaking Up a Relationship

Break ups are definitely the most complicated thing in any relationship. Building a relationship is a very difficult task but breaking up is also equally difficult. Being in love with someone just feels great and greater are the feelings of being loved. But unfortunately most of the beautiful love stories have to pass through a stage where the stories seem to end and the beauty of the story seem to fade. That stage is the stage where a relationship loosens and eventually ends.

You can reach to a stage of break up because of different reasons. Those reason can be personal, can be professional or it can be a common relationship problem. Reasons can be anything but important is how you break up. Every break up can leave you tormented, therefore it is absolutely important to break up in the proper way.

Here are the top 10 tips which we found best and a must follow rule while breaking up.

1. Don’t forcibly continue:

This is a very important aspect which you must keep in mind in a relationship which is heading towards a break up. Do not drag a relationship. If you don’t find any charm in the relationship or you have decided to break it up, do it instantly. The sooner it happens the better it will be. Being in forcefully in a relationship doesn’t help any one as the interest and the love perishes from the relationship.

2. Be Honest:

Honesty has always been the best policy. Be honest in a relationship. It is possible that you no longer want to be in a relationship and it’s also possible that you jus want to part because you don’t like your partner any more. At any case scenario, be honest to tell your partner the exact reason why you want to break up. It’s very important to make clear the exact reasons of breaking up. Anything hidden may bring you disgraceful thoughts about your own self as well the other person will always be in a state to guess the reason and often guesses made in emotion are wrong.

3. Do not cheat:

It is possible that you are seeing someone when you are already in a relationship with someone else. This is nothing more then cheating on the girl you are in a relationship as well as cheating the girl you are seeing. If you have already decided to break up with the existing relationship just break it up instantly and then see someone else. Building a new relationship without ending existing is a fraudulent act and must be avoided.

4. Break up in person:

Do not use the electronic media or a third person help while breaking up. It is always advisable to break up in person with your partner. If you want to break up just call the person and discuss the event face to face. Sending a text message or an email is not ideal. Avoid these technological aids and also keep in mind that your break up should be discussed by both of you not by communicating through a common friend.

5. Never break up in a public place:

Break up can be disastrous for either of you. A heart is tormented when it breaks. So make sure you break up in a private place where there are not many people around. If possible meet up alone in a room or house or a secluded place and then discuss the break up. Breaking up in public can be many a time embarrassing as the outburst of your emotions will be witnessed by many which will give you an unpleasant feeling.


6. Be a listener:

Listening is a skill to which most of us don’t give any importance and as a result we tend to miss out many important things in life. Break up is also a crucial event where you have to listen to your partner properly and efficiently. Do not overpower your mind by prejudicing your thoughts. Listen exactly to what your partner says. Arguments without listening might worsen the scenario. An honest listening is very important to keep things within control.

7. Don’t beat around bush:

Beating around the bushes might not work out well in a break up scenario. It is very important to come to the point straight forward. Do not talk round and round explaining irrelevant stuffs, rather come directly to the point and explain your partner the reason. Beating around bushes will make it more difficult to do the actual talking.


8. Don’t get into a fight:

Whatever may be the reason for your break up, at any cost don’t pick a fight with your partner. Picking up a fight at the last day will further complicate things. Do not blame your partner or take the blame on you. Discuss the reason and listen to what your partner has to say. Solve any issue peacefully without getting into a fight. This would complicate the situation even more and the result of this will be unpleasant.

9. Don’t ask for Friendship:

Never do the mistake of saying “can we be friends again?” Once you break a relationship you can’t keep friendship alive. It is not practical to have friendly feelings for a person you have been in a relationship with. Even if before getting into the relationship you were friends, you can never share the same feelings as you use to before getting intimate. After the break up try to keep distance from your ex rather then building a friendship.

10. Leave the scene immediately:

Do not hang around with your ex after breaking up. Once the matter is discussed and conveyed properly, just leave the scene. On the break up day you should not hang around for long. Once the message is conveyed accurately you should immediately get out of the place. The more you hang around the more it will be difficult to manage a break up. Leave the issue there and get back to a new life and a new beginning.

 

Weight no bar: Fat women have more sex : Study

BIGGER’S BETTER: A new study contradicts earlier findings that obesity curbed sex

New York: If you think overweight women have less sex than skinny types, think again, for a new study has suggested that it’s the other way round.
Earlier studies indicated that obesity curbs sex. But, now researchers in the US have found that fat women have more sex than those with normal weight as one’s body mass does not affect one’s sexual desire.
They have based their findings on an analysis of data on more than 7,000 women collected in the 2002 National Survey of Family Growth, that looked at the relationship between body mass index and sexual orientation, age of first intercourse, number of partners and frequency of intercourse.
“Our analysis demonstrated that obese and overweight women do not differ significantly in some of the objective measures of sexual behaviour as compared to women of normal weight,” said lead researcher Bliss Kaneshiro.
Kaneshiro of Hawaii University said the data showed that overweight women were more likely to report having sexual intercourse with a man, even when researchers controlled for age, race and type of residence.
Ninety-two per cent of overweight women reported having a history of sexual intercourse with a man, as opposed to 87% of women with a normal body mass index (BMI), according to the survey.
“These results were unexpected and we don’t really know why this is the case. This study indicates that all women deserve diligence in counselling on unintended pregnancy and STD prevention, regardless of BMI,” Kaneshiro said.
Researchers suspect the stereotype could mean overweight women get different messages than thinner women from physicians regarding pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease prevention, and that their sexual behavior might therefore vary.
“Some medical practitioners may not do appropriate follow-up with women who are overweight; they might assume they aren’t having sex unless they are told otherwise,” said Oregon State University Professor Marie Harvey, a specialist in women’s sexual and reproductive health issues.
The survey relied on selfreports, however, and other studies have found that people often lie in sex surveys. The results were detailed in the September issue of the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology. A different study in 2006 concluded that obesity, as well as smoking, does curb sex.