Prompt: Describe how your experiences, both professional and personal, have led to your decision to pursue an MBA at the Wharton school this year.
How does this decision relate to your career goals for the future?
In the last three years, I have improved risk management capabilities of clients by addressing strategic, enterprise and operational risk issues.
I have also assisted the MAS practice in tailoring our international portfolio of services to the Indian marketplace by conducting risk management surveys, interacting with professionals in other developing economies, and conducting interviews with senior client management.
The Tuck Global Consultancy is yet another medium for quickly applying concepts learnt during the program.
The program electives in, often, cutting-edge areas of Marketing (database marketing), Finance (Corporate and private equity finance) and New Ventures – in fact create a concern of choice and time constraints of quality interaction with world-renowned faculty, consultants and industry-leaders.
The emphasis of fostering win-win situations among students marks a philosophy of long term gain for all those involved.
Last but not the least, the School’s distinguished alumni base brings in networking opportunities that could help me find a mentor and also the right venue for growth.
A larger corporation would also bring in the opportunity of managing complex operations and enhancing team-building skills by working with professionals from varied functional and cultural backgrounds. A degree did equip me well for the objectives at that stage, a global M. A from The Tuck School of Business will enable understanding at a higher level of enterprise complexity and at a cross-functional level. Such an approach will help me gain sound fundamentals and also develop well-trained entrepreneurial instincts in my chosen field.
The accomplishment of my near-term objectives will further facilitate my long term goal (in five years) – which is to identify and provide innovative products/services in the field of consumer finance in India. A program at this stage in my career forms the first step towards actualization of my career objectives. With a sales and customer relations background, knowledge in marketing will help me proceed further beyond “deal-making” and “follow-ups” towards identifying and assessing market opportunities, product positioning, media planning and marketing communications.