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  1. 1. My LearningsTakeaways at UBS(6 months of PGDM) Term 1 – By – M.D.Karthik • Managerial Economics – I got to know about what is inflation,deflation,monetary policies,demand and supply relationship, types of demand,goods,cost and revenue theory along with the bell curve. This has given me a basic understanding of economics involved in business and how companies make financial decisions in a global setting. • Business Statistics – I am not particularly interested in numbers. In this subject,I learnt about quantifying business data and how forecasting is done to predict the success or failure of a business model.Mean,Median,mode,standard deviation, Probability theory,sampling distribution,Poisson,normal,exponential distribution,skewness and kurtosis.As a HR, these techniques may be helpful in quantifying data and managing human capital in a company. • E – Commerce and Digital Marketing – Our B-school gives special importance to EDM.Through this I realized the importance of social media for a person’s overall growth. We were given 80 GB of video material and softwares necessary for a B-school graduate.In these materials,LinkdIn,cloud computing,google + functionalities,movies for MBA graduates,blog writing(I am an amateur blogger) were covered.The EDM market is huge in the world and leaving your digital print is a very crucial thing for a successful career in today’s world.
  2. 2. Term 1 learnings contd. • Marketing Management – I got to learn about the basic concepts of marketing,gained a grasp on topics like market segmentation,buyer behavior,elements of marketing and marketing strategy,PLC (Product lifecycle),BCG Matrix,4 P’s of marketing,SWOT Analysis,Marketing in Indian Econmy,Brand Positioning(STP Model),Online marketing,Rural Marketing,Advertising and sales promotion,Customer decision process.I was able to know how a product survives the competition in the market,physchological elements involved in selling a product and the diversity involved in Indian markets and how important it is to treat the CUSTOMER AS KING! • Financial Accounting – this analytical subject taught me what credit and debit is, the importance of reading a balance sheet for a company and its share holders. Financial Accounting is the language of Business I must say.The need to be knowing the inflow and outflow of money in any company is very crucial. Through this subject,I learnt how the CEO’s use financial and cost data to make major decisions in business. • Organizational Behaviour(OB) – this subject would be my field of expertise in the near future.I learnt about attitude,behavior,responsibilities,the changing environment of organizations,foundations of individual behavior, motivation in organizations,motivating employee performance through work, managing stress and work life balance,decision making and problem solving,Interpersonal and group behavior,importance of teams in organizations,Understanding leaderships,power,politics and organizational justice,conflict and negotiation in organization,organizational structure,design and development.
  3. 3. Term 1 learnings contd. • OB has taught me how diiferent people have different attitudes towards their work and the role of leadership in shaping an organization and it’s employees. I have a knack in handling people and OB has laid a foundation for this in me.My mentor Dr.Buhril who has 17 years experience in the Corporate world and joined the New India Assurance Company as a Direct Recruit Officer in 1989 and is a Fellow of XLRI(Jamshedpur).He gave us practical examples of OB and made the subject interesting to us. One more reason for me choosing HR as my specialization. • Management of Self(MoS) – this involved basic self disciplining and planning materials like time management,ms-office skill sets,negotiation skills learnt by watching US based superhit business competition reality show “Apprentice – You are Fired” and Harvard articles on Self management and improvement. • Foreign Language – I learnt the basics of Spanish language from our teacher Alejandro from Spain and made me realize the importance of multi-cultural aspects required in any global organization.
  4. 4. Other events during Term 1  Won 1st prize in quiz and treasure hunt competition and second prize in Case study(komatsu) competition as part of the induction programme of PGDM in UBS.  Contested for the post of placement representative of PGDM batch and was selected as the placement committee member and since then have been appreciated by my fellow people for the good work which I am doing in the placement team.  Looked after the logistics and guest requirements as part of the “2nd HR Symposium” at UBS.Got the opportunity to interact with great businessmen like Mr.Arun Nanda,MD,CEO,Mahindra Resorts and top notch CEO’s alike who had graced the occasion to discuss the latest trends in HR field.  All through the first term, I have given lot of presentations on all the subjects mentioned and on Case studies from Harvard Business School.  There have been guest lectures and workshops from eminent businessmen and women across various industries.
  5. 5. Term 2 learnings at UBS  Human Resource Management(HRM) – this is my area of interest.I got to learn about the changing work environment and how it affects the overall performance of a company and its importance in achieving competitive advantage and corporate excellence.The relationship between vision,mission and strategic policies. We got to learn about the role of HR in whichever field of management an individual goes. These concepts were covered which has given me deep interest towards HR –  Program Module -  Module – I: Overview of Human Resources Management HRM – The Management Perspective Evolution and importance of HRM  Module – II: Performance Management - Balance Scorecard Competency Mapping  Module – III: Compensation and Reward Management - Essence of Compensation Reward and People motivation to be productive  Module – IV: Manpower Planning - Empowerment - Productivity and Human Resource Management
  6. 6. Term 2 learnings at UBS contd.  Module – V:Human Resource Accounting - Understanding Accounting Understanding Finance  Module – VI: Training and Development - Internal Training - External Training  Module – VII: Emerging areas of Human Resource Management - 21st Century and its challenges - Ethical and Moral standards  Module – VIII: HRD Strategies for Long Term Planning and Growth - HRD that works - Customers and learning experience  Module – IX: Knowledge Management - Character, Competencies and Contributions - Talents, Skills and Potential utilization
  7. 7. Term 2 learnings at UBS contd.  Financial Management (FM)– the main aim of this subject was to provide a strong conceptual foundation for corporate finance and an overview of the global and Indian context.I learnt Objectives of FM,Capital Budgeting, Risk and Return, Leverage, Time value of Money,Price Managing Criteria(PMC),Cost of Capital and sources of Finance.If at all I take up Compensation and Benefit management in HR as my responsibilities in a company,the awareness of FM may come handy.Also learnt about Financial formulas and analyzing them in MS-Excel.  Operations Management- the concepts of productions and operations management systems and to appraise customer expectations of quality and relationships and to update technologies to meet global standards. To understand the functions of interrelated departments and decisions involved therein for effective operations management.ROLO,LOLO,RORO,Transportation advancements,Quality Management,Maintaenance management,Planning,Material Management,Manufacturing Technology.Saw various videos on Logistics and Operations management on the latest processes involved in OM.  Innovation and Entrepreneurship(IAE) – As part of the project for IAE,we were made to make a documentaryvideo on the life of various world famous entrepreneurs and I made a documentary on Mr.Narayana Murthy using Cyberlink Power Director 10 video maker.We understood the different dimensions of entrepreneurship and our Dean Mr.Bibhas took sessions for IAE and made it even more interesting for us by giving his own experiences as an entrepreneur in Telecommunication industry.We were inculcated with the spirit of Entrepreneurship through the various Harvard Review articles elaboration and their implementation in our Annual Business School Fest called Rush4Rush(R4R).110 GB of study material – small business secrets,Men who built America etc,Suntzu art of warfare etc,.
  8. 8. Term 2 learnings at UBS contd.  Strategic Marketing – This was an extension of the Marketing Management subject which we had in 1st term. The main aim of this subject was to integrate the functional areas of management and to understand business from a strategy formulation and implementation perspective.We made various presentations and one presentation on movie PK and how it was relevant to the marketing strategies followed in present times.Concepts covered – Concept of strategy,Environment Analysis and Diagnosis,Strategy Formulation & choice of alternatives,Strategy implementation,strategy and structure,strategy evalution,Contemporary issues.  Business Law – I understood the various business legislations in the global environment and thr rights an individual gains by entering a business and also about the compliance of legal requirements of business transactions.Topics covered – Central Excise,Different types of law,Sales Goods Act,Contract Act and Agreement,Indian Companies act 1956 and the ammendments made in companies Act 2013.This gave me an idea about the legalities involved in starting a business venture in India and also as a citizen of India.  Marketing Research – As part of our project in MR,I went to the live market along with 6 other group members and conducted interview of people(questionnaire written) to know the chocolate eating habits of their children and if they would prefer healthy nutritious chocolates as an alternative for normal snacks.We got to know about our research skills in investigating a research problem with a view at objective findings,interpretation of data and conclusions of their investigation in the form of systematic reports.We also learnt about the basics of SPSS statistical tool.
  9. 9. Other events during Term 2  This term gave a lot of importance for bringing out our 3rd edition of Annual B-School fest Rush4Rush(R4R) 2015.I was involved in this heavily and wrote blogs like Karjat and Bollywood and also developed content for the brand ambassadors of the event RedQ and Mayuri Archer.I was also in the hospitality section of the fest and looked after the smooth happening of the 3 day fest. Got in touch with many celebrities through this event.Marketted the eventr thoroughly.  The 3rd HR Symposium(“Make in India – policies required”) took place in the second term and I was involved in this as a placement co-ordinator.It was a learning experience to see the whos who of the industry share their knowledge on the above topic.  I will be selecting the electives and major subjects after the internship.The third term is yet to start from 16th February 2015.  HR will be my major specialization and Marketing is my minor specialization.  The elective selection is yet to be decided in our PGDM course.  I am also planning to do my last term in a foreign country or I will opt for a summer schoolexchange programme if possible.
  10. 10. THANK YOU

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