2008-05-13

ISBian goes to IIMA

Had an opportunity to attend a 9-day management development program at IIMA. Was keen to go there for two reasons - (1) refresh some management concepts (too early to do that as ISB dean told me- but then, my memory is not as robust) and (2) check what IIMA was all about (needed, since IIMA was like a classic - everyone talks about it but no one has ever read it. For ISBians, that is).

While I was not all gung-ho about going there, many, rather most, of my colleagues were. The brand equity of IIMA is indeed strong. The profs and staff there were not expecting anything less than awe from all of us.

IIMA had both its goods and bads. Some Profs were good; some were as everywhere poor. The accounting prof. was good. Thought cannot compare him with Prof Mark Finn, he had a different way to looking at accounting problems.

The director, with whom we had a short interaction, was brilliant. His way of approaching a subject was great - go straight to the fundamentals that affect the subject, interrelate them, and then we had the understanding of the subject. We discussed inflation, banking sector, oil prices, etc.

The campus was very large (guess free land allotted by the govt.). Cannot compare with ISB campus, which is so very better. IIMA's gym is surely better. Food sucked (and we used to crib about ISB canteen food!).

On the last day, I got an IIMA alumni t-shirt. But I will never wear that. I never belonged there.




2 comments:

vinod said...

Welcome back....U got hijacked ?? Is this post from u or somebody hacked urs ?? I feel there is a change in u !!

Raghu S said...

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2008-05-13

ISBian goes to IIMA

Had an opportunity to attend a 9-day management development program at IIMA. Was keen to go there for two reasons - (1) refresh some management concepts (too early to do that as ISB dean told me- but then, my memory is not as robust) and (2) check what IIMA was all about (needed, since IIMA was like a classic - everyone talks about it but no one has ever read it. For ISBians, that is).

While I was not all gung-ho about going there, many, rather most, of my colleagues were. The brand equity of IIMA is indeed strong. The profs and staff there were not expecting anything less than awe from all of us.

IIMA had both its goods and bads. Some Profs were good; some were as everywhere poor. The accounting prof. was good. Thought cannot compare him with Prof Mark Finn, he had a different way to looking at accounting problems.

The director, with whom we had a short interaction, was brilliant. His way of approaching a subject was great - go straight to the fundamentals that affect the subject, interrelate them, and then we had the understanding of the subject. We discussed inflation, banking sector, oil prices, etc.

The campus was very large (guess free land allotted by the govt.). Cannot compare with ISB campus, which is so very better. IIMA's gym is surely better. Food sucked (and we used to crib about ISB canteen food!).

On the last day, I got an IIMA alumni t-shirt. But I will never wear that. I never belonged there.




2 comments:

vinod said...

Welcome back....U got hijacked ?? Is this post from u or somebody hacked urs ?? I feel there is a change in u !!

Raghu S said...

I write at Happy Schools Blog, found at Happy Schools Blog
I write about Graduate School Admission in U.S., Job opportunities for students, University Selection based on my personal experience.
I recently published few articles I thought you and your readers might be interested in. Here URL for few articles

U.S. University Selection

Job Search Guide for Students – Using LinkedIn

If you like the articles, I'd absolutely love a mention on your site.

In any case, you've got a great site. Keep it up.
Best,