The MBA Today
The last few years have seen a majority of College Graduates opting for an MBA Post graduation with the growing demands of Managers and High level executives in the Global Market. The fast evolvement of markets at a very rapid pace have led to a never ending requirement of professionals who not only are efficient but also equipped to handle high profile and challenging job roles ,individuals who possess ability and qualify to cope and deal with situations, manage and use logical ability ,and thereby make themselves a ready fit for the corporate world.
Aim & Objective
The aim and objective of Finishing School at Krupanidhi School of Management is to create a path which would transform its students into leaders of the future.
The Finishing School
The requirement for efficiency was identified to be inadequate in Highly Educated individuals, and this gradually gave rise to areas of concern as situations brought about solutions and remedies that were either stagnant or lacked the practical professional approach. The mid Nineties saw fast growth of Globalization where one of the key tasks throughout the World related to communication, and a common way of interacting which had become essential.
These areas of concern gradually gave rise to a new course of learning which was integrated into the academic structure and was called “Finishing School“. The highly productive and result oriented Finishing School programs today cater not just to the high level of skill that is confined to technical or industry specific skills; it also applies to the “soft skills” of communication and creative thinking that are needed in effective managers and employees.
Aim & Objective of The Finishing School
The aim and objective of Finishing School at Krupanidhi School of Management is to create a path which would transform its students into leaders of the future. World-class companies are always on the lookout for employees with outstanding leadership, communication, and project management abilities, and our recent research confirms the fact, that these are employment essentials would remain as a Global priority for the next decade to come.
As a business professional, even thou certain of these critical skills may exist. The Krupanidhi MBA program gives you the power to raise the game, develop the cutting edge and further refine these essential skills, thereby increasing competence, confidence, and marketability. Initial skill modules conducted throughout the first year help to develop and cultivate these existing talents, and hone them into valuable food for sustenance.
In addition to the above mentioned criteria our finishing school course prepares the student for a variety of complex and challenging business situations.
The Unique Finishing School At KSM
The unique finishing School concept from Krupanidhi School of Management has been developed by the Management and driven by a Team of Professional Trainers with Global exposure and backed by years of valuable experience. Starting from day one of the orientation program, students are taken through a learning phase spread over a period of 2 years and four semesters that incorporates the finishing School learning blended into academics.
The methodologies utilized are a balanced structure that help students meet corporate demands. Extracurricular trainings and activities that are a part most sessions, help the students associate the theory of most academics with the practical feel of the corporate world. A vast majority of students despite the fact of being University Toppers still lack basic domain expertise, interpersonal and personal skills that stands as a barrier in helping them kick start the career of their choice. Ineffective presentation skills at job interviews, inability to exhibit professional expertise and approach towards responses are some of the common challenges faced. We address these concerns with introduction of adaption tools that overcome such challenges.
At KSM, students get a firsthand experience of Soft-Skills and development techniques. Presentation skills are enhanced through 100 presentations that are presented by each student over a two year period, or 25 presentations per semester. Stage fear, Confidence building and Domain expertise is built up via this process which is gauged on an evaluation that comprises of Vocabulary, Attitude, Dress Code, Body Posture, Domain expertise, Sentence formation, accent, Grammar and Query handling to name a few. Presentations completed by students relate to Self-Introduction, Entrepreneurs, Current Affairs and Business Corporate.
Writing skills, Interview skills and product knowledge expertise is evaluated via regular class sessions that utilize role plays, written assignments based on situations and regular mock interviews which constitute of scenarios, circumstances and facts. Mock interviews are subject to detailed feedback for improvement and regular counseling for students to obtain maximum in terms of improvement. Mock Interviews are conducted based on specializations which relate to the dual specialization options and are tailor made for Information Technology, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Information Technology and Supply Chain Management.
Going The Extra Mile
While companies normally offer some courses in their different specializations (such as health, construction, logistics, etc.), we found that very few offered their workers and employees training in the variety of soft skills that might maximize effectiveness. It is not uncommon to encounter very good professionals who have difficulty organizing effective meetings, write never-ending to-do lists, have poor presentation skills, and are unable to handle conflict among their co-workers, or did not fulfill their priorities.
In response to address these challenges, the Finishing School Program from KSM came into existence. We just don’t teach and explain the basic soft-skills , but employ teaching Logic that can assist the student in achieving the goals of their organization and enhance their professional careers.
The Human Brain, Our Research & Connecting The Dots...
The human brain, the most complex of machineries, has a left and right hemisphere where our brain can process information in different ways. While we have a natural tendency towards one way of thinking, the two sides of our brain work together in our everyday lives. The right side of the brain focuses on the visual, and processes information in an intuitive and simultaneous way, looking first at the whole picture then the details. The focus of the left brain is verbal, processing information in an analytical and sequential way, looking first at the pieces then putting them together to get the complete picture.
Left brain thinking is verbal and analytical. Right brain is non-verbal and intuitive, using pictures rather than words. The best illustration of this is to listen to people give directions. The left brain person will say something like “From here, go west four blocks and turn east on Carlson Street. Go five or four miles and then turn west onto Denver Street.” The right brain person will sound something like this: “Turn right (pointing right), by the church over there (pointing again). Then you will pass a Starbucks and a General Store. At the next light, turn left towards the Planet station.”
Though right-brain or non-verbal thinking is often regarded as more ‘creative’, there is no right or wrong here; it is merely two different ways of thinking. One is not better than the other, just as being right-handed is not ‘superior’ to being left-handed. What is important is to be aware that there are different ways of thinking, and by knowing what your natural preference is, you can pay attention to your less dominant side to improve the same.
Our systematic training approach at KSM, help students fully realize their potential by activating both sides of their thinking, when it comes to improvement, involvement, confidence building, public speaking, presentation delivery, group discussions, business writing and public speaking to name a few.