Prof. Dhrupad Mathur, Director - Industry Interface Projects, S P Jain
In this video, he talks about the features of Industry Interface Projects under Global MBA course.
Ms. Hend Al Ali, Recruitment Head, Dunia Finance, Dubai
In this video, she shares the benefits of recruiting graduates with diverse project experience.
Industry Interface Projects are directed towards creating a higher degree of exposure to the real corporate environment. The idea is to enhance the industry-worthiness and deployment-readiness of students. This is achieved by assimilating a body of knowledge and applying it in live situations.
A Global MBA candidate enters in ARP phase as a researcher and emerges from the ALP phase as a capable decision-maker, consultant and team player. The initiative is structured in such a manner that the students first gain knowledge, functional understanding, and exposure to the industry environment. Later they integrate and apply the knowledge as they grapple with a problem facing a real company. The idea is to minimise reliance on Internet research and to maximise primary research and tacit knowledge and application. This fosters a natural progression from a structured decision-making (required at the operational levels) to commanding unstructured situations (required of senior management).
The complete research endeavour is guided by in-house and corporate mentors and has multiple evaluated components such as literature reviews, viva, presentations, and reports. This ensures live exposure to the students, while the analysis of issue-based industry scenarios in ARPs (or higher-order management issues treated through ALPs) results in better, more meaningful outcomes. In other words, the projects contextualise learning by taking students from theory to practice.
While engaging in both components, students gain substantial regional exposure, which is a key differentiator of the Global MBA program. There are enough opportunities to interact with the local businesses to experience, not only the technical, but also the behavioural dimensions of business operations in different regions and cultures.
The Entrepreneurship Project may be undertaken as an alternate to the Action Learning Project in the final semester of Year 4. Here, students work on a single business idea that will be researched, written and presented to investors and entrepreneurs at the end of Term 3.