Please outline your career objectives and how the MBA will help you to achieve them
An engineer, a businessman, and a social worker; A qualified software engineer working in a US MNC, a businessman with a vast experience in handling family business and still keeps business as a dream and an active social worker for the past eight years. This unique blend of experiences helps me answer where and why I want to go.
I have worked in family construction business for 2.5 years. This experience helped to develop a strong interest in business and to get valuable practical experience. After completing engineering, I joined in Syntel Inc. as a programmer. From a junior trainee, I moved to a senior software engineer and to leading a small team of six members. My interest in social service prompted me to join KCYM, a church based organisation and I served as president and joint-secretary. These experiences helped me increase my confidence and responsibility and develop my soft skills.
Short Term Goal
Being in one of the best industries in India, I want to continue in the same industry but in a better position, after MBA. For 3-5 years, I will work as an engagement manger or as a delivery director, before continuing with my dream. This experience from an MNC will give practical experience of a big, international business. It will also give an opportunity to apply the learned skills and to understand the various methods and issues of practical business.
Long Term Goal
After five to six years and getting enough experience, I want to start my own business. It may be in the family construction business itself. I see myself working passionately 18-20 hours/day with a dedicated team for the growth of the business. After 10-15 years from now, I will be expanding the business all over the country from its small but successful initial start-up.
An MBA will help me in three ways in achieving my dream. First, it will help me understand the theoretical knowledge and give the foundation of business management; I can concentrate more on entrepreneurship through electives. Second, it will help in personal development and improving soft skills, through dedicated programs, teamwork, and others experiences. Third, it will help my career to progress to a middle management level of a big Software company and get the necessary practical experience before I start my company.