MBA is not just a course, it is a stepping stone to a successful career! Ergo, it becomes supremely important to make the best choice when picking an institution to pursue a MBA/PGDM course. And what are the things that make the most difference, rather the most impact on a student’s career?
Such an atmosphere comes not just from the faculty and the curriculum but also from the peer group and the resources available to the students. Any institute that provides a balance of all three is going to stand a potential student in good stead, both in imparting the relevant education as well as in shaping her/his career! We would like to discuss about one such institute – Praxis Business School.
Praxis is a premier B School in Kolkata, India offering a 2 year full time residential Post Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM).
The first year of this AICTE approved course is common for all students while the students have to choose subjects from the electives available from specialization areas of Marketing, Finance, Operations & Systems and HR in the second year. This enables the students to have a core understanding of the business perspective in the first year and a specialized understanding of their areas of interest in the second year. Over and about the specializations, Praxis offer industry aligned concentration areas in second year in following areas:
Students can select a combination of specialization and concentration that can help in building a stronger profile for a certain kind of a role. For example – a student interested in Market Research career may select specialization of marketing, and can choose the concentration area Consumer Insights and Market Research or Digital Business Management or both. A student looking for core finance roles can take up finance domain, students can opt for Treasury and Risk Management or Commercial Banking or both. Additionally, the concentration area of Data Science is all pervasive; it is applicable in all industries – BFSI, FMCG, Retail, Manufacturing, Consultancy and more.
The most important strength of Praxis is its highly qualified and experienced faculty members. They bring with them the benefits of their vast experience. The core faculty team is ably supported by visiting faculty who are senior members in the industry. This makes Praxis’ PGDM one of the most industry relevant and contemporary. An industry relevant course helps students be better prepared for campus placements.
Praxis endeavours to groom its students not only academically but also culturally. Co-curricular and extra-curricular activities are highly encouraged and are organized by the students. Students run various clubs like Delphi for Quiz, Adda for Group Discussions, Ambit for Marketing, Fincorp for Finance and a few more, all ensuring a holistic development of the students. Various annual cultural and management events are also organized by the students.
One more prominent aspect of Praxis is their happy alumni – all the students who joined Praxis are very happy they made that decision – this is exceptional in today’s B-schools context as there tends to be considerable post-decision dissonance. Praxis students recommend others to join Praxis – that is the best endorsement an institution can hope to have. Prospective students can connect with Praxis alumni through various media options and get a feel of what life at Praxis is all about.