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.
The Industry Interface Projects at S P Jain 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 the students. This is achieved by the assimilation of a body-of-knowledge and its application 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, advisor, 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 minimize reliance on internet research and to maximize 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 endeavor 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 contextualize 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 behavioral dimensions of business operations in different regions and cultures.
In many ALPs, students are benchmarked by real consulting organisations.
A very high number of projects are being upheld as live models in organisations today.