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The Good Times Have Begun To Roll @ Myra School Of Business

A year ago we had an award winning campus, 47 students in our first PGDM batch and 9 students in our PGPX batch. And a great, big dream!

We dreamed of the day when our students would go into the market and win big.

First, all – every one of our PGDM students – got internships in companies like Coca Cola, L&T, Future Brands, FIAT, First Data, India Infoline, Rediff and Triature.

Second, our PGPX students have begun to deliver. They have begun to get job offers with CTCs in the Rs. 15 lacs plus range. The highest job offer came with a CTC package of Rs. 20 lacs.

Not bad for a school that is barely a year old!

Our secret:

Great Students + Great Faculty + 180 sessions of Career Management Input = Jobs.

Our students are by and large above average in intelligence, creativity and street smarts. Many come with work experiences ranging from one year to 30 years. They work incredibly hard. When you are a challenger, you’ve got to train hard. You don’t have a choice. And then in the end, the training pays off…you achieve your goals.

Our faculty – all with PhDs from the top universities in the world, like Stanford, INSEAD, IIM Ahmedabad, University of  Kassel, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, University of Pittsburgh– like teaching and want to teach. They are first rate researchers, with papers in leading peer reviewed journals to their credit. Directors on Company Boards, CEOs, COOs, Heads of Functional Organizations from Indian companies and foreign companies operating in India come to MYRA School of Business because they want to share their knowledge and insights with the next generation of Indian business leaders.

In our Career Management Sessions you’ll learn things like Professional Competencies; Improving Your Professional Competencies; Careers and Career Stages; Job Search Process; Job Market Analysis; Identifying Your Best Fit Industry, Company and Job; Building An Opportunities Database; Writing a Winning Resume; What Interviews Are All About; Developing Interview Skills; Engaging Recruiters; Handling Rejections; What To Do When You Get A Job and How to Succeed in Corporate Environments. We are the only B School in India teaching this stuff.

We get our jobs because we work hardest in the business education industry. Thus this little B school with an award winning campus began its first ever placement season with the equivalent of a six, the Rs.20 lacs CTC package. Perhaps the highest ever CTC package got by any PGPX student from any B School in India in its first ever placement season. We look forward to hearing from you.

Dr Naganand Kumar

 

Dr. Nagananda Kumar

Executive Director, MYRA School of Business

June 3, 2014

Learning Factors in Business Education

As you enter business school, an overwhelming feeling of stepping into a highly challenging and competitive environment may overcome you; though true to some extent, this is also the time when you will make lifelong friends. Working and learning together in teams, you will have a lot to learn from each other, and would recognize that collaboration delivers far better results.

Some of you may possibly feel that your first year in business school could be stressful. But then, stress is created in different ways, through self-inflicted academic pressure, intolerance, poor time management, setting unrealistic expectations and so on. In such a situation, you would benefit immensely by sharing your feelings with your class study group, your faculty mentors, and easily accessible members of your family. Some business schools offer counselling support where qualified counsellors are available and so students needing professional help would be well advised to use such support early.

You should avoid being lulled into a false sense of complacency like assuming that your previous academic record would be a dependable forecaster of your capabilities at business school. Instead, you would be well advised to appreciate that business education is more intuitive and more nebulous than areas like engineering or accountancy. These sciences are built around clearly quantified, measurable facts, whereas, in business education, you are not only deciding on the basis of imperfect information, but very often also dealing with people issues.

While you may feel that mere academic performance is the defining benchmark of success, this is not validated by factual experience; you must also work on and develop equally important aspects of your personality like holistic self-development, co-curricular learning, social skills, sensitivity to society at large, and last but not the least, team work.

Very often, like at school, you may feel that learning at business school too is similar: the faculty will teach and you will learn from them. However, the reality is that such learning takes place via three interconnected processes: from faculty, from self-study & self-analysis and from peer experience.

Again, mere gaining of admission into business school is by itself not a guarantee of your getting your dream job; the reality is that your goal of getting your dream job calls for single minded focus supported by tremendous effort and work on your part. Your placement depends on your place ability and that alone will help you in finding the job you aspire for. While the business school can facilitate the placement process, it is only you who has to face and interact with the recruiting organization on a one to one basis. You can of course make things easier for yourself by working closely with the Student Clubs and Placement Committee in your institution.

You can make the most of your business education by keeping in mind the key mantra ‘Burn to learn and learn to earn’!

Mr. I V Ranga Rao
Executive Director – Student & International Affairs
MYRA School of Business

Learning Factors In Business Education

As you enter business school, an overwhelming feeling of stepping into a highly challenging and competitive environment may overcome you; though true to some extent, this is also the time when you will make lifelong friends. Working and learning together in teams, you will have a lot to learn from each other, and would recognize that collaboration delivers far better results.

Some of you may possibly feel that your first year in business school could very stressful. But then, stress is created in different ways, through self-inflicted academic pressure, intolerance, poor time management, setting unrealistic expectations and so on. In such a situation, you would benefit immensely by sharing your feelings with your class study group, your faculty mentors, and easily accessible members of your family. Some business schools offer counseling support where qualified counselors are available and so students needing professional help would be well advised to use such support early.

You should avoid being lulled into a false sense of complacency like assuming that your previous academic record would be a dependable forecaster of your capabilities at business school. Instead, you would be well advised to appreciate that business education is more intuitive and more nebulous than areas like engineering or accountancy. These sciences are built around clearly quantified, measurable facts, whereas, in business education, you are not only deciding on the basis of imperfect information, but very often also dealing with people issues.

While you may feel that mere academic performance is the defining benchmark of success, this is not validated by factual experience; you must also work on and develop equally important aspects of your personality like holistic self development, co-curricular learning, social skills, sensitivity to society at large, and last but not the least, team work.

Very often, like at school, you may feel that learning at business school too is similar: the faculty will teach and you will learn from them. However, the reality is that such learning takes place via three interconnected processes: from faculty, from self-study & self-analysis and from peer experience.

Again, believing that mere gaining of admission into business school is by itself a guarantee of your getting your dream job; the reality is that your goal of getting your dream job calls for single minded focus supported by tremendous effort and work on your part. Your placement depends on your place ability and that alone will help you in finding the job you aspire for. While the business school can facilitate the placement process, it is only you who has to face and interact with the recruiting organization on a one to one basis. You can of course make things easier for yourself by working closely with the Student Clubs and Placement Committee in your institution.

You can make the most of your business education by keeping in mind the key mantra ‘Burn to learn and learn to earn’!

I V RANGA RAO

Executive Director

Student & International Affairs

MYRA School of Business