Annual Sports Event @MARC School of Business

Annual Sports Event @MARC School of Business

MARC School of Business recently hosted its Annual sports event-2013. The four days program which witnessed exclusive participation of all the students of MARC encompassed a number of activities in various categories of Indoor and Outdoor Sports Activities. Students of MARC pro-actively took initiative in planning and organizing the whole event under supervision of faculty members. The series of various sports activities along with the coordinators are:

Indoor Activities:

  • Chess (Isaq)
  • Carom Board (Isaq)
  • Table Tennis (Isaq)

Outdoor Activities:

  • Athletics (Varsha and Rashmi)
  • Khokho (Rashmi)
  • Cricket (Adithya and Anurag)
  • Football (Ramanuj and Anand)
  • Throw Ball (Dharunya and Chetan)
  • Volley Ball (Omprakash and Chetan)
  • Badminton (Vijaymadhav and Naresh)
  • Basketball (Abhijit and Anand)

The four days long sports festival witnessed knee-jerking efforts by the students to win the various categories of sports events. The students actively participated in the outdoor events despite of hot sweaty temperature of Bangalore. In the backdrop of rigorous academic practices at MARC, the passion, the spirit and the consistent determination of the students were rejuvenated through active participation in the sports activities. And as the spirit of Sports kept soaring at MARC, the final winners in various categories came out finally as shown below:

  1. Chess:   Boys: G V S Naidu, Girl: Dharunya
  2. Carom:  Boys: G V S Naidu & Deepankar, Girl: Sabhitha
  3. Table Tennis: Ishaq
  4. 100 Meters Girls Athletic Race: Pavithra V. (First), D. Sabitha (Second)
  5. 100 Meters Boys Athletic Race: Abhijit Mukhpadhyay (First), Om Prakash Pandey (Second)
  6. 100 meters Girl’s 3 legs race: K. Navya Reddy & G. Sandhya Reddy (first), D. Sabitha & S Varsha (Second)
  7. 400 Meters Boys Relay: Team ‘Lightening Walkers’ (Abhijit, Nithil, Ashwin and Prakash)
  8. Girls Kho Kho: Team ‘Super Queens’ (Rashmi, Chaitra, Varsha, Pavithra, Sabitha, Shobori, Puja, Archana)
  9. Boys Cricket: Team ‘Drome Warriors’ (Team owner: Mr. Ram Powru)
  10. Girls Cricket: Team of Varsha (c), Rashmi, Shobori, Monica, Arthi, Shravani, Seema, Chithra
  11. Football: Team of Abhijit(c), Gagan, Shashank, Pradeep, Katthi, Veena Vijay, Akhilesh and Vinoth
  12. Volleyball: Team of Om Prakash, Abhijit, Naresh Bhai, Ramanuj, Gagan and Birendra Rathod
  13. Throw-ball Winner : Dharunya
  14. Badminton: Boys winner Vijay Madhav and Gagan & Girls Winner Dharunya and Ramya

The 4 days long celebration of real spirit of sports created a resonating atmosphere at MARC Campus. It has been a continuous effort of MARC to create a  sporty, competitive and enterprising atmosphere for the students. The direct involvement of the students in organizing such events itself gives them the real lesson of leadership, team management and group dynamics and this is one main motive to teach the  students from real-life involvement. And here is an accolade to all the winners, participants  and organizers of this big event of MARC School of Business. The sheer sense of responsibility, pro-activeness, conscientiousness and passion shown by the students during the events are the real  lineament that can lead to a successful future endeavor. Bingo !

Readers can see the photographs of the event in Google+ album.

ABOUT MARC SCHOOL of BUSINESS

MARC Business School is India’s First & only Business School to offer Company Linked MBA program which works on company/industry recommended skills. Recently, MARC has been ranked 2nd In India (New Generation B-Schools Category)To know more about MARC B School, visit our website or follow us on Facebook 

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Financial Educational Workshop by SEBI

The US Financial Literacy and Education commission defines financial literacy as “the ability to make informed judgments and to take effective actions regarding the current and future use and management of money”. The intent of financial education is to concentrate on financial activities and behavior that promote general financial well-being and health.  Along this line, management education has a bigger role to educate the management students to explore the philosophy of financial education that can help them in taking intelligent financial decision.

A workshop was organized at MARC school of Business campus on 4th of May, 2013 and the theme of the workshop was “Financial Planning for young investors”. It was jointly organized by Security and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and National Institute of Security Markets (NISM). Conducted by Prof. T. S. Vidyasagar, the objective of the workshop was to spread financial education and promote savings and investments. Prof T. S. Vidyasagar is Resource person for SEBI and he has specialized in Strategic Management, Marketing & Sales, Entrepreneurship, Training and development, Brand Management and Event Management in Pharmaceutical and natural products industry. Currently, he is associated with Thimma Performance Consultants Group.

Individuals take a wide range of financial decisions in a life-time that include saving for retirements, managing credit wisely, budgeting, tax and estate planning, insurance etc. Each of these decisions is prompted by emergence of needs. To make informed decisions, the basic knowledge of finance and investment is necessary. Mr. Vidyasagar contextually explained that, an individual tends to spend the personal earnings before deciding on the remaining amount that can go under savings. However, this is not an intelligent approach for a better financial future. The preference should first be given to saving a fixed amount after which remaining amount can be spent for personal needs and expenses. This helps in maintaining a consistency in building up brighter future. He further went to in-depth understanding of financial management and stock market and how these play a pivotal role in the economy.

It was a learning session for the management students of MARC as they explored the world of financial management. “Amazing class of SEBI which compelled us to think about the stock exchange, savings and how to play with your money”, Mr. Shashank Verma said. Another Student of MARC, Mr. Om Prakash Pandey said, “SEBI class was very knowledgeable and meaningful. In that class, I have understood how we can invest are money in a logical way, how I can become a smart investor in stock market, how stock market is predicted by the knowledgeable investors. SEBI have lot of short term Courses for the students which are use full in future.” A delighted Mr. Dipankar Roy, student of MARC School of Business expresses his experience here, “Thank you so much for facilitating such kind of opportunity. The SEBI session was really informative. How we can make our investment more valuable and perfect with the help of markets fundamental analysis and technical analysis. We also came to know the quantitative analysis which includes looking at revenue, expenses, asset and liabilities and all the other financial aspect of the company, all these are the cornerstone of investing. All these geared up my interest to feed more information regarding stock and share market. So that no one can make fool in future. I would like to thank my Institute, SEBI and Government of India for such kind of initiative.”

ABOUT MARC SCHOOL of BUSINESS

MARC Business School is India’s First & only Business School to offer Company Linked MBA program which works on company/industry recommended skills. Recently, MARC has been ranked 2nd In India (New Generation B-Schools Category)To know more about MARC B School, visit our website or follow us on Facebook 

Various Entry options across Industries

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Mr. Pavan V Murthy
Senior Implementation Analyst at GT Nexus, India

An MBA degree is widely recognized as one of the most popular educational programmes that provide direct access to the vast corporate domain prevailing across the world. Not only corporate  but different sectors such as rural and government controlled sectors require MBA students to fill up the requirement of human capitals. However, an MBA student, during the MBA course rarely gives any importance to selecting the proper field which fits his/her personal interest. And very often students find it difficult to choose the correct entry gate to the interested field. Lack of prior knowledge about the work profile, requirement, company and industries often places a student in a job which doesn’t fit individual personal interest. This is erosive of a career to work on something which doesn’t fit to personal interest and often gives rise to various conflicts including cognitive dissonance. This is detrimental to both the organization as well as the one’s personal career. And this creates an important need to understand the “Various entry options across industries”. This was the topic of discussion in a guest lecture organized on 15th of April at MARC campus.

The guest of the session was Mr. Pavan V Murthy, Senior Implementation Analyst at GT Nexus, India. Previously worked with Bosch, India as a senior officer of corporate logistics and purchase, Mr. Pavan has over 9 years of experience with international exposure to IT, logistics infrastructure and supply chain industry. In the interactive sessions, he raised a few mind-blogging questions for the students about the type of specializations, industries and their sub-domains.

There are four different types of industries:

  • Core industries (Primary): Coal, Mining, Steal, oil etc. (Manufacturing)
  • Secondary: Auto, chemical, pharmaceutical
  • Services: IT, ITES, FMCG, Travel (Tertiary)
  • Others: Sports, Media, Food, Fashion (Quaternary and Quinary)

Each industry has different contributions to the total GDP in India. Mr. Pavan presented an estimated figure for the same as shown below:

  • Core: 28%
  • Secondary 17%
  • Services 54%
  • Others 1%

These different contributions are major indicators of GDP of an economy and any subsequent changes in their industrial production affects the GDP to the extent of the contribution.

Mr. Pavan then extrapolated this discussion to understanding specialization based entry into various industries. For various specializations, entry points are different and subsequent career growth takes place only after a suitable entry into a suitable profile and company happens.

For Marketing/Sales specialization, focus should be given to roles and functions as opposed to conventional approach of giving priority to industry, company, brand names and size of the corporations. He emphasized that working with a smaller organization gives a better role and satisfaction compared to big organizations where the role of an employee is too miniature compared to the whole size of the organizations. Better learning comes from bigger roles not bigger organizations that one works in. As far as Sales/Marketing roles are concerned, the entry point is usually as the role of a sales trainee which then grows into country manager through sequentially upgraded roles in product level and regional level, respectively. He also quoted one important aspect for the prospective sales & marketing professionals, “Be prepared for the worst as the competition is very high in sales”

Consulting is a good choice for students willing to work as subject matters expert. Consulting companies can be categorized on the basis of the matter of expertise. Strategic Consultants offer strategic solutions to clients (Ex; McKinsey, Boston Consultancy Group), Tactical Consulting agencies offer tactical solutions (Ex.: Accenture, KPMG) and Operation Commuting Consultancy services offer solutions on operations related issues (Ex: Infosys, Wipro, TCS etc.)

The finance specialization students usually have three different types of organizations to work in:

  • Banking Sector
  • Non-banking financing companies
  • Mutual Fund

In Human Resource field, there are two types of specializations. HRM (Human resource management) is more about research management. HCM deals in human capital management.

Talking about Emerging Opportunities, Mr. Pavan pointed out to a few potential industries where MBA students can leverage on for high-growth job profile. These are:

  1.    Analytics, Big data
  2.    Cloud technology
  3.    Energy and utilities
  4.    Infrastructure
  5.    Retail
  6.    E-commerce
  7.    Mobile technology

It was a very interactive session and the students were delighted to explore a systematic flow of growth for various job roles corresponding to various industries that are offered to the students. The essence of this discussion was very pertinent to the students of MARC School of Business as can be observed from the warm and interactive response from the students attending the session.

ABOUT MARC SCHOOL of BUSINESS

MARC Business School is India’s First & only Business School to offer Company Linked MBA program which works on company/industry recommended skills. Recently, MARC has been ranked 2nd In India (New Generation B-Schools Category)To know more about MARC B School, visit our website or follow us on Facebook