AGSM Excellence Scholarship
Can you tell us about your career so far? What has been your focus?
While completing my engineering undergrad, I started working in one of the world's largest youth run leadership not-for-profit organisation, where I was the vice president for my city. I found my love for business and strategy during my tenure in the organisation. Since then, my focus has always been on solving complex problems. I tried to solve the employability gap in India through my start-up before moving to a boutique consulting firm to finally Strategy& (PwC) in Mexico.
Why are you doing an MBA?
Coming from an engineering background, I never had a formal education in technical issues related to finance. I wanted to build strong strategy and business-related acumen and to create a network with industry leaders from diverse backgrounds. In the first few weeks of my MBA, I’ve learned how important it is to collaborate with people, as you rarely ever succeed on your own.
Why did you choose the AGSM MBA?
Sydney is a great location to study, since it not only allows you to study in the economic powerhouse of Australia, but also lets you experience its wonderful beaches, and outdoor activities. Sydney is unlike any other city I have seen in the world. Moreover, AGSM is one of the best business schools in Australia, which made the choice easy.
You’ve recently begun your studies – can you tell me what it has been like so far?
Usually, the general outline in almost all the MBA programs around the world is similar. The AGSM MBA differentiates itself by teaching the course content through immersive experiences in and outside of the classroom. The Foundations of Management course is just one example as this has been designed to focus on developing three important skills required in business today - communication, leadership, and problem solving in complex environments.
What advice do you have for others considering an AGSM MBA?
If you are looking to have an extremely high-quality business education from a reputable university, that makes you the focus of attention, and has access to highly influential people in Australia, AGSM is the clear choice. Future candidates should reflect and explore their career choices, experiences, and motivations that are unique to them early on and discuss this journey during the interview process and don’t be shy to show your full potential.