Monday, April 12, 2010

Learning Attitude Helps : eenadu Career Q&A on 12.4.10

It is a good sign to see many of the youngsters who are opting to work after their graduation and pursuing their Post Graduation while working. This would always paves a way to a greater learning and appreciation of the courses that they are pursuing. Distance education would help to widen the understanding of the subject. While choosing the courses the students should take into consideration of the realities interms of the available scope to move into such specializations. This would help to utilize the course for professional career progress(promotions etc.,). Choosing distance or part-time, Executive course which would help in interacting with the other people with variety of experience. An interaction with a group of people would teach you lot more than just reading a book.
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1. I am working as an Accounts Assistant in a Paper Industry in Bobbili. I have completed my M.Com in 2002 specialization in Banking through Distance Education. Now I want to do M.B.A. in Banking. Please suggest me Is there any way to do MBA Banking in distance. Please give me the details.
- S.S.D.L.V.G.Chakravarti, Bobbili, Vijayanagaram Dist.

Today there are many distance education universities who offer a course on MBA-Finance & Banking. However, you have done your distance M.Com and now wants to do MBA in banking. You must have a goal for choosing these in pursuing your career. Sheer Distance education programs may not help you quickly… try and look for a course where there are many contact classes in your or nearby city… Also draw up a career plan in the area of work that you would like to do or improve your skills in ther future and choose the program accordingly. You can appear for the ICET this time and could opt for Andhra University or Osmania University Distance Education programs as well in Fiance area… There are many other outside universities offer either in Finance or banking… or both… you can get information on the web.

2. I am working in a Software Company. I have one year experience. But I am
intersted in stock market investments. After two years I would like to do MBA and join in the investment sector. Please give me the useful suggestion for my career.
- Sri Krishna Pendela

You have a good thought with experience and doing an MBA. Please make sure that just an investment opportunity excitement may not make a good sense for specialization. If you have a specific focus on stock market related career you can opt for Finance specialization with focus on Investment banking, Stock Market operations exposure, projects, mini projects during your MBA program. There are many private investment companies/Business Consulting companies are also providing opportunities for enthusiasts like you.. that may be a good option too…

3. I am doing MBA (Finance). What type of projects help us in future career. Please give some topics for mini projects?
- Mayuri Reddiboyina

MBA projects are basically to improve the skill levels on the subject that you study. One thing you should keep in mind that you should do a project which is unique in your university and not done by many of the students earlier. You must take a project, which is useful to the company based on your observations and findings. Your ability to understand the issue, explore the information, expertise knowledge acquisition, Reporting and recommendation should make it a project in real terms. You can pickup an organisation and check for the need which should be base for your project. However, while choosing the project make sure that you identify the company based on the business. Eg: A project financing model for an sme, Going for an IPO for a company… such practical issues may help..

4. I want to do MBA from a good college in Tamilnadu. Please let me know admission details there? What are good MBA colleges in Tamilnadu?
- Ramesh, Hyderabad

Dear Ramesh,
There are many Institutes of repute in Tamilnadu… There are good Institutes like REC(NIT), IIT, Anna University offers courses… Apart from them the other universities in chennai and coimbatore would be a great place for learning. Most of them use the CAT, MAT,JMET, TANCET and Others depending on the Institute. There are institutes who focus on prior work experience for MBA/PGDM/PGP based on the course.

5. I completed my BTech (cse) in 2009 with 70%. Now i am doing PGDM 2nd sem
in Badruka, Hyderabad. Which specialization should i prefer? Most of the people saying that for BTech people and males HR is not good. But I am intersted in that. We have only 3 options (HR, MARKETING, FINANCE) please give me a suggestion.
- Chanikya Vibhushan

Dear Chanikya, You must do what you feel is right and good for you. Do not let other’s thinking deter your decision. That’s a very common notion of people typecast HR for females looking at the only soft nature of the transactions which may be 20% and males are capable equally… Rest is business focus to bring best in people. Infact the person answering now is a male and have done an extremely good job in HR… With such thinking there are great opportunities for males candidates to make good progress in future in HR career. However, remember when you do a PGDM/MBA you are more prepared to handle business and all the specializations become incidental to choose a path…