How Your MBA Degree Can Open Doors to New Opportunities & Career Growth

How can your MBA degree push you towards a flawlessly growing career? Read to know more.

It is often said and rightly so that education is an investment that is expected to pay throughout one’s life time. While market uncertainties and changing business landscape may require regular additional investments in retraining, careful thought in choosing a proper course with excellent career prospects is critical.

The internet era and generation-Z which lives in e-space have rendered traditional thinking of choosing those programs of study which have several decades long steady career path, redundant.

For example, once-hot careers such as computer hardware engineering and BPOs are today riddled with lower prospects or benched employees. It is time, therefore, for students (and parents) to rethink career options, keeping present and future realities in mind.

Value of an MBA

The MBA candidate learns high level strategic approach to business decision making, enhanced leadership capabilities and an adaptable approach to changing business environments, besides lending themselves to a variety of careers with increased earning potential. While it comes as a career progression for many it can also be useful for individuals considering self-employment.

Know your management programme

While applying for a management programme, be it at under-graduate or post-graduate level, one should opt for domain specific programs that are strongly linked to industry requirements.

Eligibility criteria

For MBA most universities take admission through entrance exam route. A student’s numerical ability, written communication skills, comprehension and command over English language, reasoning and aptitude is tested.

Demand for BBA and MBA programmes

Application trend for BBA and MBA programs has been positive especially for specialized programs as both students and recruiters see a lot of value in these programs. Overall, these are professional courses and hence are related to the health of the economy and job market. In future, as primary sector gets more organised there will be increased demand for professional management graduates. Job structures and profiles may be changing with automation, better machines etc. but nothing can replace a professionally qualified, well-skilled human resource.

Industry-academia collaboration

With changing industry requirements and dynamic business scenario, the curriculum of business schools needs constant revision. This is achievable only through gathering industry inputs, bridging the industry-academia gap and introducing industry-specific courses.

One aspect could be to invite industry experts to the institute who can address students about current industry scenario and train them in skill sets desired by the corporate world. Besides, universities should initiate programme under which faculty members could be sent for internships in organisations to bridge the academia-industry disconnect. These internships can further help the faculty frame courses and curriculum that is more application-driven and relevant.

Last but not the least, it is extremely significant for any student to pursue his/her management education from a reputed B-school to ensure great learning, future progression and better career prospects. A non-reputed B-school may compromise on all this, causing more harm to a student then doing any good.

 – Authored article by Dr Dayanand Pandey, Professor and Director, School of Business, UPES, Dehradun

(This article first appeared in India Today on October 3, 2017. To read the full version click here)

Research Methodology – a FDP scheduled on 17th April

Faculty Development Program on How to do Good Research is organised by Department of Strategic Management, Department of Accounting & Finance and, Department of Information System Management, UPES on 17th-19th April at Campus.

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Faculty Development Program on How to do Good Research

This Research Methodology FDP on Research Methodology is scheduled to held focusing on enabling budding researchers in the areas of identification of business problem, developing research problem with the help of literature review and research gaps, appreciation of various research paradigms and research approaches leading to research design, introduction to research methodology and various research methods. Click here to view brochure Research Methodology


"Vice Chancellor, UPES will be interviewed on Lok Sabha TV"

Dr. Parag Diwan, Vice Chancellor, UPES can be seen on Lok Sabha TV speaking on the topic “Careers in Energy Sector” from 5:30 PM to 6:00 pm on 22nd January 2013.Vice Chancellor, UPES

He would be interviewed by Ms Pervin Malhotra (Career Counselor, Career Guide and Columnist ) in her live chat show called ‘Career Café’ on Lok Sabha TV’s Parliament House studio, New Delhi.

Do not miss to see him on Lok Sabha TV!

“Control Oil – Rule the World”

A research paper titled  “Control Oil – Rule the World” analyzes the factors that make and break international relations between countries with regard to oil supply and to analyze the position of India vis-à-vis the changing scenario in the geopolitics of the world. This paper was co-authored by Ms Surbhi Arora, Asst. Professor, UPES  and Dr. Anshuman Gupta at XIV Annual International Seminar – Economics, Politics, and Civil Society as presented on January 2-3, 2013. The Seminar was organized by Delhi School of Professional Studies and Research & Divine Group held at India Habitat Centre.

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Abstract: ‘If you want to rule the world you need to control the oil. All the oil. Anywhere.’
ichel Collon, Monopoly
Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia have more proven oil reserves than the rest of the world combined. This Black diamond (Crude Oil) is the world’s most important commodity due to the development and dependence on energy of all humans in the world. The importance of Crude Oil to modern industrial society grew rapidly with the proliferation of automobiles in the early 1900s. But the turning point for Oil’s importance was the First World War. By switching the British navy from coal to oil, British Secretary of the Navy Winston Churchill gave Britain and its allies a crucial advantage over their enemies. After the Allied victory, British foreign secretary Lord Curzon stated, “The Allies floated to victory on a wave of oil”.[1]
After the war, oil production shifted from Texas, USA & the Caribbean basin to the Middle East, where vast oil reserves were discovered. The once allies – France, Britain, and the U.S. became competitors to have the greatest prize of the century. Britain emerged initially as the best-placed contender as it already had control of all of Iran’s oil. The U.S. government worked hard to gain a foothold for U.S. oil companies in the region. The Second World War tipped the balance in the race for oil completely in the favor of the U.S. Europe was devastated and Germany was destroyed. France and Great Britain, the major imperial powers, emerged much weaker from the war, while the U.S. emerged relatively unscathed and controlling over half the world’s industrial output. This helped the US claim the status of the dominant power in the West, while France and Britain became its junior partners in the past.
Currently it is a fact that many of the world’s leading oil producing countries are either politically unstable or are at serious odds with the U.S.A. In the past, a country’s military was the sole arbiter of her strength, but today it is the economy that has become nearly as important and all industrial economies and militaries both run on oil and gas. The current world financial turmoil has created more insecurities than ever before. This paper focuses on the current geopolitical issues underlying the oil supply in the world. The US and China desire those resources to fuel their power plants, factories, automobiles, aircraft, and armored vehicles. Iran and Russia want the pipelines to go through their territory in order to claim transit fees and use the resources as political tools. The recent political development in Iraq, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and other small Arab nations has given another twist to the old geo-politics in the region. This paper would analyze the factors that make and break international relations between countries with regard to oil supply. In this context, the focus of this paper would be to analyze the position of India vis-à-vis the changing scenario in the geopolitics of the world.
Purpose –
To analyze the factors that makes and break international relations between countries with regard to oil supply.
Secondary data in the form of Literature review is to be studied.

Stately Ceremony to award Convocation Degrees to Graduating Students

Over a decade, UPES students have been privileged to receive their degrees in presence of none other than the crowning dignitaries of the Country. In the stately processions held during the 9th & 10th Convocations at Energy Acres in UPES Campus, 1102 graduating students of three constituent colleges of UPES were conferred with the convocation degrees for completing the programs in various disciplines.

The Governor Uttarakhand & Visitor to the University, H. E. Dr. Aziz Qureshi awarded medals to meritorious students. Guests of Honor India’s Maha Navratana and Fortune 500 Company IOCL’s Chairman Shri R S Butola and Shri Sudhir Vasudeva, Chairman & Managing Director, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation; & Hon’ble Justice P.V. Reddi, Chairman, Law Commission of India gave away the awards to the merit holders.


Forum for student activity and development
‘GEMS’ – Forum for student activity and development
This students focused program was held on UPES Campus on the 20th of April 2012. GEMS aims to motivate students to involve themselves competitively into the academic activities like presentations, debates, business proposals etc which will potentially help them build their knowledge base and develop their personality.
On the day, for ‘Best Project Presentation from the semester Aug-Dec 2011,’ 7 presentations were shortlisted out of which three were announced winners:

• Anupam Prashant Majumdar (BBAIntg,SemVI)-1st prize for project entitled ‘Sony Cybershot’
• Saariya Nabi (BBA Intg, Sem VIII) – 2nd prize for the project on ‘IOCL’
• Ravish Sundriyal (BBA Auto retail, Sem II) – 3rd prize for the project entitled ‘Blue’