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Top financial services and IT consulting firms hire UPES MBA graduates

Top financial services and IT consulting firms hire UPES MBA graduates

An MBA is one of the most sought-after qualifications in India and globally. When it comes to the organizations’ preference for a right MBA candidate, placement trends at UPES School of Business suggest that the merits of a full-time MBA degree make for a strong case in its favor. In spite of the COVID-19 impact, the MBA graduates of UPES School of Business have been placed with some of the leading firms like Accenture Strategies, KPMG, Infosys, Barclays, ION Group to name a few in 2021 with salary packages reaching to INR 29 lakhs per annum, depending on an individual’s potential.Dr. Githa Heggde, Dean, UPES School of Business says, “Employability is an important outcome of our pedagogy that includes integrating business and management curriculum with multidisciplinary subjects and hands-on learning approach. A robust industry network and the continuous involvement of business veterans for masterclasses and projects has also played a vital role in achieving sustained student placements.NIRF 2021 has ranked UPES School of Business amongst top 50 institutions in management.Jayati Singh, an MBA- Logistics and Supply Chain management student shares her experience on getting placed with Accenture Strategies and says, “Even during the pandemic, my learning was smooth. The course curriculum and the projects were designed to equip me with domain knowledge and practical skills. There were several masterclasses and workshops conducted throughout the course and UPES School of Business provided me with the opportunity to interact with the best in the industry.“I also got constant support from the faculty & career services team. They provided us with workshops, guest lectures, and sessions with alumni. The mock interviews were conducted by the faculty, where they provided me with the feedback on the areas I had to work on, and how I could present myself in a better way. Also, during the summer internship my mentor followed up periodically to help me with challenges in the project. All of this helped me in cracking the interview and landing an impressive job, she adds.According to Dr Heggde, for a high intensity course like MBA, a full-time program should always be the first preference of students. Although online courses have facilitated for easy access of education, the importance and value addition of a full-time course cannot be discounted.Here are a few factors to consider on why you should opt for a full-time MBA program for a rock-solid career:- Professional Network and Social Interaction: Perhaps one of the foremost traits to be expected from MBA graduates is the ability of interaction. Restricting yourself to online courses with minimal human interaction can be a problem. As for a B-school graduate, social interaction is a vital asset which leads to the building of connections across various disciplines. This is also crucial in increasing the connections among the alumni and other student circle, which stands out as a huge boost towards new opportunities.- On-campus experience and industry internships: B-schools create a productive environment with a structured curriculum, peer discussions in and out of the classrooms, one-on-one mentoring sessions with professors and working in groups with your batchmates. You also get access to industry internship opportunities and campus infrastructure such as the incubation cell, libraries, various clubs & chapters, academic and non-academic events, resources for extracurricular activities and so on. You will miss out on the learnings gained from on-campus experiences in an online degree.- Teamwork: Possibly the essence and integral part of an MBA program is teamwork. Although there are various courses online to learn about interpersonal skillset growth, the communication and negotiation aspect can be learnt wholly only through real and practical offline interactions. In B-schools, where the interactions for group projects, assignments and viva sessions remain unparallel, an online MBA course is a little step back in terms of teamwork.- Business mindset and entrepreneurship: Creativity, originality and initiative combined with leadership and social influence are amongst the top skills of 2025 as per the Future of Jobs Report 2020 by World Economic Forum. Given the nature of the work, an MBA graduate is expected to have these skills. At a B-school, students can develop these skills by conceptualizing and starting their own start-ups with support from the incubation cell and faculty members.- Global exposure through international pathways: Most of the B-schools facilitate progression programs with reputed international universities. A full-time MBA student should definitely take advantage of this to grow professionally as it allows exposure to global trends, subject matter experts and different cultures.Pratik Kshirsagar, an MBA Power Management student has been placed as an Analyst at Accenture Strategies. Elated he says, “I never thought of getting placed at such a great firm. But I guess somehow the hardwork pays off and the credit goes to my parents, professors, UPES and my batchmates who helped me grow. The constant suggestions from the faculties, the discussions during the lectures, the valuable assignments explaining the concepts of Power sector and the constant push and motivation are the things that kept me going. I was exposed to external projects during my second semester and I think that is the part where I learned dealing with the professionals in the sector. I also did my summer internship from one of the best consultants in India, Idam Infrastructure Advisory Ltd. and I thank my professors and UPES for providing me with such an opportunity.Disclaimer: This is a company press release. No HT journalist is involved in the creation of this content.Download.

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