How to pick the right B-school? What are the career prospects for management trainees in the new normal?
A virtual session helmed by industry leaders and management gurus will answer the queries of students and young professionals who want to pursue business management.
ABP Virtual Insights on Management Education, in association with Acharya Bangalore B-School (ABBS), will be held from 4pm to 5.15pm on Wednesday on the Zoom platform. The topic — “Post-Pandemic Career Opportunities in Management”.
The Covid-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented effect on how companies go about their business. The uncertainty in companies has cast doubts on thousands of young students who want a career in managerial roles in these companies. Their parents are also in two minds about investing money in a professional course.
The constraints in conducting physical classes have only accentuated the crisis.
Against such a backdrop, the interactive session will give direction to people who aspire a career in managerial roles across organisations and the relevance of the business management (MBA/PGDBM) degrees in post-pandemic times.
It will dwell on:
Major work trends and career prospects, in various functions and organisationsCritical skills and new areas of expertise required to enhance remote working, and drive towards an organisation’s competitive advantageChoosing a B-school in the post pandemic worldPreparing for the complex and hybrid work environmentsMaking oneself more employable with an MBA/PGDMEmergence of new top-tier employersEmbracing the digital shift
“Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity and digital literacy are the main skill sets required for the future of work,” said Ajitesh Basani, secretary, SSS Trust and executive director, Acharya Bangalore B-School.
Basani will moderate the virtual session on Wednesday.
The panel of speakers will include Bhaskar Roy, vice-president and global operations leader, Genpact Analytics and Data Science; Madhumita Chatterji, director, ABBS School of Management; Giri Balasubramaniam, educator, quizmaster; Harvard Alumni and Indian Administrative Fellow (IAF) at the department of education of the Karnataka government; and Praveen Kamath, general manager HR — global strategic hiring and redeployment, Wipro Ltd.
“In the new normal, companies are looking for people with new skill sets. An MBA degree in finance is not enough on its own. The degree holder should be able to interpret the numbers of a company and provide futuristic insights. Expertise on market research and data science are going to be invaluable. So, students should look for an MBA college which focuses on what the industry wants. Colleges still stuck with traditional curriculum should be avoided,” said Roy.
“The young workforce should see the new normal as a great opportunity. Good managers will have to be problem solvers. They will be in huge demand. Companies are going to invest in youth because they adapt better to changes.
They are also seen as more tech-friendly,” said Balasubramaniam.
People interested in participating in the session will have to register at: https://bit.ly/VIwithABBS
What: ABP Virtual Insights on Management Education, in association with Acharya Bangalore B-School (ABBS)
When: Wednesday, August 18, 4pm to 5.15pm
Where: Zoom platform
Registration link: https://bit.ly/VIwithABBS