I guess my question is bit off track compared to what is discussed here.
But then here we go:Brief about me -
I completed my B-Tech from a Government aided private institute in West Bengal in the year 2007. It is not a prominent engineering school in national level. After that I started working with Wipro Technologies and then shifted to Fidelity Information Services (A product based company in finance market). All throughout my work experience, I have been working in BFSI domain (to be specific, in securities market) and have involved in Software development roles. I have a 3 months experience to work from onshore as well. I have a total experience of around 5 years (Wipro technologies – 3.3 years, FIS – 1.9 years)Course I will be joining -
Now, this year I will be joining MDI Gurgaon for my PGPM course (praying God for an IIM L convert, but then that is a distant dream ). With the current mindset I am planning to take strategic management and finance as my specialization. Would like to consider some IT related subjects as well for specialization.
(I will not be able to consider an International MBA due to some personal constraints and leaving India is not an option for me.)What I want to do -
In the long run I want to work for a company (preferably Indian MNC) in the capacity of company administration. As for example Vertical head of Wipro Technologies. My dream job is to get into the leadership cadre of Mahindra and Mahindra or companies in the same league.
Experience and performance would take me there, I know. But if I want to reach there I should have the corresponding pillars. Queries -
Coming to my questions.
1. How should I design my course in MDI Gurgaon? What are the thing I should keep in mind while taking a course? I don’t want to try my hands in marketing. But when I analyzed the profiles of people (through linkedin) recruited by MnM or Aditya Birla group for Management cadre, 90 - 95% were marketing people with very less work experience. This is the story of MDI Gurgaon pass outs, however not sure of other B Schools. (What I have in mind right now is to target TECH Mahindra or Mahindra Satyam of MnM group, but not sure how much will that work out)
2. Along with the regular course in MDI Gurgaon, is there any kind of certifications or competitions (of corporate level) which can add value to my profile, so that MnM and other companies offering similar leadership profiles consider me, in spite of having 5 years IT work ex.
3. Summer-Internship selection is going to happen within 4 – 5 months we join MDI. And to get through general management roles for internship, only past acads / work-ex are judged. What do companies look in for general management profiles?
4. I want to do some live projects (preferable in Consulting) while in course. I have come to know that in MDI such opportunities are pretty much there. In case I want to bring in some personal initiatives, what should be the way?