Management School welcomes new students from India

From l to r: Nicholas Lockwood, Prof Simon Maskell, Dr Alex Phillips and Andre Finn.

Elaine Eades

Elaine Eades, Director of the MBA programme

The Director of the University of Liverpool’s Masters in Business Administration (MBA) programme will be in India this month to talk to students about the skills they need in order to succeed in a globally competitive workplace.

The University of Liverpool Management School offers students a range of postgraduate courses for those pursuing professional careers in management and business. Director of the MBA programme, Elaine Eades, and graduates of the University will be taking part in education fairs across India to offer their support to students exploring opportunities for study at Liverpool.

The team will talk to students about the skills required to develop successful managerial and executive business careers, as well as the benefits of completing work-based projects within UK companies and industries. The University’s MBA programmes are designed to equip current and future executives with the knowledge they need in core subjects such as finance, business strategy, marketing and leadership.

Elaine said: “Our aim is to prepare students to be future leaders in a globally-competitive work place, and give them the skills to respond to the demands of a dynamic economic, political and technical environment. We have a very strong international student community at the Management School. Students from all over the world come to Liverpool to develop their specialist knowledge and their managerial skills, and many also take the opportunity to participate in valuable UK work placements.

“We continue to enhance our careers support in a variety of ways, and endeavour through our relationship with business leaders to support our graduates in their efforts to secure top positions in global organisations. I am delighted to hear that our graduates are continuing to find success in the market place and that they stay in touch with us to support the next generation of students.

“We believe that students working for companies through the Management School consultancy service or on work placement projects have a greater chance of getting jobs in the UK and overseas when they leave the University. We look forward to meeting new students in India this month and supporting them on their career path.”

Students coming to study at the University in 2011 will benefit from expert guidance from business leaders in financial, marketing, and consultancy industries. Specialist lectures and workshops focused on networking, communications, and business processes are aimed at enhancing employability after graduation.

Business executives, such as Paul Roy, Chairman of Newsmith Capital and Huw Jenkins, Managing Partner for BTG Pactual and former CEO of UBS Investment Bank, are working with Liverpool students to prepare them for the job market in the current economic environment and advise on the skills required to meet employer demands in a globally competitive workplace.

Elaine said: “Business leaders visiting the University provide excellent insight into the challenges of today’s business market, they also demonstrate the personal qualities that our students need to succeed in securing jobs anywhere in the world at the end of their degree.”

Entrepreneur, Paul Barry-Walsh is also supporting the MBA programme at the Management School. He is founder of Safetynet, one of the UK’s leading business community services, and Netstore, a provider of outsourced computer services. Paul is also founder of the Fredericks Foundation, which is a leading microfinance organisation in the UK. As well as giving lectures at the Management School, he supports the School’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) project, which is a global network of students, academics and business executives working together to improve the economic environment of local, national and international communities.

Paul said: “It is vital that students have the opportunity to learn how business solutions can be applied to the problems faced by society today. Philanthrocapitalism is gaining momentum across the world and has a lot to teach students who are aspiring to careers in business. Those taking part in the University of Liverpool’s Students in Free Enterprise programme learn about these important skills whilst delivering projects that have a very real and sustainable impact on society. I am very pleased to support the students working on these important initiatives.”

Students benefiting from lectures and workshops led by business leaders are also taking part in the University’s Management School consultancy service and developing work placement projects at companies throughout North West England. Companies that are working with the student consultancy service, include HSBC, Jaguar, Liverpool FC and the American Marketing Association.

University graduate Madhav Jeyachandran, from Madurai, India, studied on the MBA programme, where he was awarded MBA Entrepreneurship Student of the Year in 2009. He now works as a Coffee Trader and Quality Management Executive at a coffee company in the UK. Madhav said: “Liverpool provided me with the skills required to achieve my goals. I was very certain about the career that I wanted to pursue and the MBA programme offered me the opportunity to combine studies in entrepreneurship and business management and get entry into the UK coffee industry. Business leaders visiting the Management School to give lectures and workshops connected me to the real world of business by learning about their challenging experiences, which further inspired me to continue developing my skills.

“I now work in a role that gives me the opportunity to work with partners overseas as well as companies in the UK and use my skills in trading, business planning and financial forecasting. I would advise any student joining the University this year to get involved in the School’s consultancy service, which gives you experience of working on a project that has real significance for a company wanting to enhance its business performance.”

Students on the MBA course also have the opportunity to take part in a Harvard University-designed simulation project. The strategic management programme involves students competing against each other through a computer simulated business environment where they are required to make strategic decisions that impact on how an organisation performs. The project is designed to show students how to respond quickly to difficult decisions in a high-pressure business environment.

The Management School is launching new modules on the MBA programme for students entering the University in 2011. Modules will focus on the personal skills students should develop in order to become business leaders and managers, as well as offer the opportunity for students to replace the traditional end-of-year dissertation with a project based at a company or organisation that requires the student’s specialist skills to enhance their business practices.

Students who want to learn more about the MBA programme at Liverpool should visit the University’s international student web pages  or log onto the Management School website.

Elaine Eades, and other University representatives, will take part in education events in India between the 24 May and 4 June. For more information about the events in Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Lucknow, and Delhi please visit the University website.

Madhav Jeyachandran

Graduate Madhav Jeyachandran

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