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Executive Management Programmes At MDI Gurgaon

Being able to look at work with new perspective, new enthusiasm and face the work challenges with a different, more mature outlook are some of the key benefits of executive MBA

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In the current competitive world, wherein business dynamics are ever changing, new problems of altogether new definitions are surfacing constantly, it is important that to survive one should be ever-ready. Not only survival in this competitive scenario is getting increasingly difficult, but definitions of job-fitments are changing very fast. Hence, its very important that one is equipped with relevant knowledge and is familiar with the technical know-hows in order to face business challenges. 

Earlier professionals used to take up jobs once they were done with their formal education (undergraduate or postgraduate degrees) and could go on working till the retirement without having to study further. But this is unfortunately not the case for millennials and generations further on. Since technology is evolving very fast, businesses relying upon it also undergo changes. This poses new challenges and competition in the market. For example, few might have thought that Paytm would pose threat to banks and change the way money is exchanged or Amazon would give a stiff competition to Google in search operations. Instances like this make us realize that working professionals should be equipped with knowledge, have a pre-sense of how the business is going to change and what steps can be taken not only for business survival but also for gaining a competitive edge in the market.

Executive Management Programmes is hence so popular. Unlike many other programs, it does not impart only theoretical knowledge but helps the students in enhancing their critical and strategic thinking skills with the help of various real business cases, simulations from real world situations, excerpts from researches done. Through the medium of various frameworks, it guides students to develop methodical and systematic thought process to approach a problem. 

After working for a certain number of years, a kind of stagnation in terms of knowledge and expertise is experienced by many professionals. Many of us feel stuck in the positions we are holding on our career graph, in order to get ahead either in terms of corporate ranks up the ladder or have an edge over others in terms of knowledge, we realise the need for further education. Comprising of subjects from various areas like Marketing, HR, Finance, Operations, Strategy and across various industries, Executive Management Programmes provide professionals new knowledge and skills necessary for their day-to-day work life.

MDI Gurgaon offers 15 months’ Executive Management Programmes namely, National Management Program, Energy Management Programme and Public Policy Programme and PGDM (Executive Management Programme), a three-year duration programme for working executives.  

These programmes not only provide strong base for hard skills such as economics, finance, strategic management, marketing but also fine tunes and strengthens soft skills like leadership skills, communication skills, adaptability to new situations and self-awareness. These soft-skills are very well recognized across industry and are in high demand in the labour market as implementation of these soft skills along with the expertise in niche areas, enable professionals to deal with ever changing dynamics of the real world.

Students/participants are often encouraged to take up projects based on the issues they face at workplace. Also, they are encouraged to apply the methodologies taught in the class on the real-world situations. Hence, when these professionals join organizations after completing their course, not only they benefit by their fresh perspectives to the business problems but also organizations are benefitted as well.

Being able to look at work with new perspective, new enthusiasm and face the work challenges with a different, more mature outlook are some of the key benefits of executive MBA.

The students/ participants of any batch of these programmes are sought after as they are professionals from different industries, different roles and backgrounds. These students/ participants with their different experiences bring variety in terms of ideas, outlook to any problem given and solutions. Hence, everyone is benefitted by such wide scope of thinking. This grooming especially helps, once these students join back work force/ climb the hierarchal ladder/ seek promotions/ change companies or sectors.

Executive management programmes provide lot of opportunities to establish new networks through personal contacts and associations in B-school. This proves fruitful for one’s future endeavours.

Work opportunities offered to Executive MBA students are quite lucrative with roles varying from middle management to senior management. With newly acquired analytical and critical thinking skills, a professional can move up the corporate ladder faster. Thus, executive MBA not only help professionals to deal with stagnation in their careers but pave great ways for career advancement.

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Monika Grewal

The author is a Student at MDI Gurgaon (National Management Programme - 31st Batch)

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