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The Hindu Education Plus, Unitedworld School of Business hold workshop

K.V. Iyer, Dean of Unitedworld School of Business, interacting with students during a workshop in Kakinada on Thursday. — Photo: S. RAMBABU
K.V. Iyer, Dean of Unitedworld School of Business, interacting with students during a workshop in Kakinada on Thursday. — Photo: S. RAMBABU

Advising the MBA aspirants to get fluency in English language and do read English newspapers and business magazines regularly, Dean of the Unitedworld School of Business's Hyderabad campus K.V. Iyer on Thursday said that MBA graduates were suitable for any field from consulting to entrepreneurship.

Addressing the ‘Emerge MBA Group Discussion and Personal Interview Strategy Workshop-2011' organised by The Hindu Education Plus in association with the Unitedworld School of Business here at Surya Kala Mandiram, Mr. Iyer advised the graduates and final year students of graduation and engineering to be extra careful while taking decisions pertaining to their future. He said that after the advent of information technology accessing the information became easier for the students. “Management education helps student managing their own business, besides taking up a career in consulting, manufacturing, fast movable commodities and goods, agri business, banking, IT/ITES, non-government organisations and public sector understandings,” he explained.

Mr. Iyer said that the MBA graduates possess qualities such as problem-solving skills and leadership abilities. “As a result of globalisation, many foreign consultancy companies open their offices in India and giving preference to recruit fresh MBA graduates into their firms. This is why there is a great demand for MBAs in the field of consultancy services,” he said.

Extra care

He said that students must take extra care while choosing business school to pursue MBA, as of the 2,500 business schools in India, only 25 per cent of the schools were providing quality education. “As per the study conducted by the NASSCOM, not more than 25 per cent of the MBA graduates in India are employable,” he added. He said that students must check the quality of education provided by the institution, profile of the faculty members, besides appearing for mock tests of CAT and GMAT as frequently as possible. Regional General Manager of The Hindu, Visakhapatnam, T.V. Suresh explained in detail the salient features of The Hindu Education Plus and various initiatives taken up by The Hindu to guide students. Students from the KIET, Aditya degree and engineering colleges, Chaitanya and Pragathi engineering colleges and Regency Institute of Technology were among those who attended the workshop.



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