Thursday, January 15, 2015

Why MBA? - Reason 1

I have been in the IT industry for more than 10 years. Engineer by education, I am happy about bring part of the Software Engineering. A decade has past by since I left my college, but my education is still the base of my job. I engineer applications, learn technologies, write algorithm and optimize output of a product, very much in the line of what I was taught during Engineering.

Never felt an urge for further formal education until recently when I had play around management related activities in recent past. In my initial days of career, management jobs never thrilled me. For me, it was boring, brainless excel works! Technology meant the breadth and length of my job. As I gathered experience, I slowly started feeling the importance of management in the industry. When I started dealing with colleagues of various mindset, skill sets; realized the importance of management keeping everyone productive to the most. I experienced the impact of timeline decisions by management for a project. I also realized how it is important to understand the customer interest, the market before adding in fact a small feature to a product. Though the realization about the importance of the management was there, yet I never thought myself to be doing that. I was a happy techie for a long period. But the day came, when I couldn't spare myself being part of the management. And a new journey began there. I knew how it was important, but never thought it was this challenging!

I started spending many hours more in my workplace after I put my hands in management. There are challenges to handle resources, timelines, commitments, responsibilities for a complete project. It is not easy, I am telling you. You need proficiency in different set of skills. This is where I felt like improving some of my skills. And the idea of an MBA started striking me.

Management skills like Communication skills can only be honed, not taught. Every person is born with some level of management skill. Education can only be able to fine tune or improve that. There is no direct formula to Management. I had this very clear in my mind, and I knew that there are scopes to improve my managerial skills. So, let's go for an MBA!


I have had various other reasons too for opting for an MBA,but the first of all is to Learn Management skills. Will write more reasons in my future posts.

Happy Sankranti/Bihu/Lohri to all for today!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Bon Voyage!

The journey of EPGP has started. Just finished the First in-campus module and back home. The next two years are not going to be easy, but hoping for the best. I am sure, it's going to be a great all round learning starting from the time management in my life.

MDC Complex in IIMK where we stayed - Just getting ready for class

Will share details further. Now gearing up for the sessions from Bangalore class room.