The MET Edge – Know all about it!Rahul Singh
MET has always shaped professionals by integrating ethics and corporate governance with social responsibility, enriching core management verticals with experiential learning, case studies, scenario building, etc. Here the students gain industry exposure through visits that help them observe functioning and draw lessons about the day-to-day running of an organization.
To suit the industry demands and student needs, MET offers varied flagship campus based MBA programmes:
- Post Graduate Diploma in Management – PGDM (e-Business)
- eMBA-Insurance (in partnership with The CII, London)
- Masters in Management Studies – MMS
- uMBA (Universal MBA) with option of 18 months study and internship in US
- PG DBM (with Study eperiene in Singpore)
- Executive Management Programmes – MMM, MFM, MHRDM
Since the world and Indian environment are continuously changing; business and society are changing along. Hence PGDM at MET is being continuously updated to meet its original purpose of providing trained managers well versed with latest management techniques to the Corporate World. The PGDM (e-Business) course at MET offers all fundamental five MBA specialisations – Marketing, Finance, HR, Operations and Systems. To give students the competitive advantage, as part of Core Syllabus Post Graduate Diploma in Management program MET PGDM course also offers subjects like:Design Thinking, Strategic Management, Business Analytics, Digital Business and Digital Marketing, eCommerce, Event Management and Real Estate.
A unique step has been the autonomous campus based e-empowered MBA (eMBA) course that MET launched in the late ’90s, bringing together the ecommerce and management streams in an attempt to ensure corporate success. Growing from strength to strength, it has given the industry successful and committed professionals, who have risen to top positions and served the organisation with dedication, bringing with them the need to innovate, rather than merely going along with the system. Moreover, being ahead of its time the course has saved the industry the efforts of training students in the area of e-business that has been gradually but definitely replacing traditional working systems. In keeping with the times, MET has added the Digital Marketing streams to make the course more viable to industry requirements. Having tied up with reputed education bodies from British Columbia, MET also offers eMBA – Global Business Management programme that promises to provide aspiring students a global platform for an international career.
MET believes in providing the holistic international exposure which is evident by the various associations it has with universities abroad. Here are a few just to bring the same to your notice:
All the above partnerships give the students global internship opportunities across the USA, UK, China and Dubai. It also opens doors for excellent placement opportunities in India and overseas thus ensuring in providing an extra edge to the being of the student. Additionally MET has a strong alumni base of over 15000 students. This gives prospective students a chance of networking and connecting with some of the great minds.
Some of the noted alumni include Tarun Katiyal, CEO, Zee5, John Abraham the famous Bollywood Actor & Film Producer, Gautam Gulati, successful entrepreneur and former COO KIAH Diamond Jewellery besides many more who are occupying influential corporate positions.
“I had the most memorable time studying at MET. The faculty was most helpful and guided me at every step in honing my core competencies. I thank all those who guided me for the wonderful experience.
To the students I would like to narrate a few lines from Zen tradition: Those who keep their minds open to new concepts- those whose cups are always empty- will always move to higher levels of achievement and fulfilment.” – Tarun Katiyal, COO Big 92.7 FM
“While there is a lot that the real world teaches you, only a good institution can prepare you to handle those experiences and MET played the role of my mentor. MET broadened my perspectives, not only on management subjects, but also on personal qualities like being a good listener, ethical conduct, and most importantly, being humane. Proud to be a METizen.” – Sandhya Shetty, Heads Research at IndiQuest Research
MET believes in giving back to the society. It is also an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the UN (ECOSOC). Sensitising the students towards social causes through MET Seva CSR programmes is also one of the unique factors of the institute.
In an age where it is easy to lose hope, which has led to a lot of uncertainty and questioning in almost all areas, MET is the first and only B-School in the country that has set up a Centre for Organisational Positivity. Through this centre, MET is studying the measures taken by organisations, using innovative practice to build and sustain positivity, aiding in bringing about a conducive atmosphere at the workplace. This would help them build models that could be replicated by varied organisations and institutions to foster a change that would help retain talent and build commitment. MET’s empathy for this section of the social order has also led them to adopt a village at Waliv, Vasai and offer the women there training in areas that would empower them to earn a living.
MET has pioneered a path breaking initiative an ‘Industry Student Skill Development Platform’ that will raise a new generation of young and dynamic leaders, role models and achievers for India. This initiative is all set to redefine excellence and professionalism, by providing a highly productive class of workforce that would soon become the benchmark in India Inc. It goes beyond mere employability and transforms students inside-out, enabling youth to be their best. It creates measurable transformations, in the areas of leadership, communication, confidence, public speaking and professionalism. In short, a programme at MET is certainly the sure step to a successful career.
Three decades in the life of an educational institution may only represent a speck, in the canvas of professional education in the country. And yet, the interaction with thousands of youth, through the participative learning process at MET has enriched and strengthened their capabilities. MET has a sound understanding of the pulse of the youth and an awareness of what needs to be done to rise up to the challenges of the future.
At MET we have a centralised Placement Cell hence opportunities available to PGDM students is same as to the other management students such as MMS and eMBA. MET PGDM alumni are working in a wide range of industries from IT giants like Google to real estate, from pharma and life-sciences to automobile sector, banking and NBFCs, rating agencies, ad agencies, FMCGs to name a few. Many companies visit the campus year after year for recruitment offering multiple portfolios like Research analyst, sales & distribution, investments research and portfolio management, advertising, digital marketing, business analyst, client servicing, marketing, e-commerce etc.
MET students have been offered packages as high as 15.5 lakhs p.a. A few graduating MBAs choose to join family business or launch out start-ups to embrace entrepreneurship.
All in all, student life in MET will be nothing short of interesting and you will witness an exponential growth in your learning curve. You won’t regret being a METizen!