The Great “Outbounds”

The day for the outbound learning program had come. We bundled up into camper vans (and a big bus) with some trepidation, under a hot sun, taking stock of the batch of 72 and cold water bottles. That done, with the folks settled in, we slowly trundled out of the serene IIM campus. Pretty soon…

Get…Set…Go (Part II)

As we settled our way into the warm & friendly Korean ethos, an extremely packed schedule awaited us. In the next couple of weeks, we ended up visiting places with vast historical, cultural & economic significance. Here’s a debrief of what followed. Korean Stock Exchange (KRX) The trip to KRX was humbling in many ways.…

Get…Set…Go!

As the clock ticked for the term 2 final exam, an unmistakable sense of anticipation filled up the examination room & EPGP hallways. The busiest term was drawing to a close. The icing on the cake, however, was the much anticipated 2-week international immersion program. 50 of us were about to go airborne to the…

Business specializations: Cracking the code

As the core courses draw to a closure, it’s that time of the year when students pick and choose their electives. The process of choosing specializations, however, has always baffled me. Is it really worthwhile to concentrate on a specific business area or should students prefer an all-encompassing business education? There are choices, and when…

Rendezvous with CEOs

Meet, CEO & MD, Bharti AXA General Insurance CEO, Aditya Birla Group Retail Senior GM and Lead, Bosch India, and Chairperson & Managing Director, Biocon. Celebrated leaders followed one after the other, leaving everyone completely absorbed, wanting for more. Such was the last week. What is the future of general insurance, role of improved customer…

Under construction: the road to transformation

What does an MBA have in store after all? Is it the high paying job? A fancy designation? A dream organisation to work in? Perhaps it would not be a stretch to take all these as a realistic take-away from a distinguished management course. But am I limiting my options? The initial two months at…