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Every year, more than 2.5 lakhs fresh MBAs from the 3000 odd business schools in India enter the job market – all of them competing desperately for a few available good jobs. Unfortunately, 90% of them are rejected and are forced to be content with jobs and salaries much below theirs and their parent’s expectations, sometimes salaries as low as Rs.7000 per month in credit card sales and call centres. Here, the irony is that an average MBA graduate spends about Rs.5 to 8 lakhs as fee alone, many a time parents putting in even the last penny of their hard earned savings, with the hope that an MBA will truly redeem their lives and catapult their children to high lives. This dichotomy between students’ expectations and reality is primarily because the MBA institutions are not equipped to handle employer challenges – they are ill equipped in terms of facilities, curriculum and faculty.
Majority of MBA students seem to understand this weakness in the Indian MBA program in about 6-8 months
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Every year, more than 2.5 lakhs fresh MBAs from the 3000 odd business schools in India enter the job market – all of them competing desperately for a few available good jobs. Unfortunately, 90% of them are rejected and are forced to be content with jobs and salaries much below theirs and their parent’s expectations, sometimes salaries as low as Rs.7000 per month in credit card sales and call centres. Here, the irony is that an average MBA graduate spends about Rs.5 to 8 lakhs as fee alone, many a time parents putting in even the last penny of their hard earned savings, with the hope that an MBA will truly redeem their lives and catapult their children to high lives. This dichotomy between students’ expectations and reality is primarily because the MBA institutions are not equipped to handle employer challenges – they are ill equipped in terms of facilities, curriculum and faculty.

Majority of MBA students seem to understand this weakness in the Indian MBA program in about 6-8 months after them joining the course. They circumvent this challenge by several smart means, so that they are reequipped and ready for the job market. One such route is the additional certification route. Prominent among them is the Dual Certification in Professionalism and Early Leadership offered by LeadCap, the world’s largest leadership movement. This certification program is focused on enabling MBA students overcome the inherent weaknesses in the system. LeadCap’s certificate courses, developed by Sangeeth Varghese, globally renowned leadership thinker from Harvard and LSE, along with experts like Prof Padmabhushan N S Ramaswamy, the Founder Director of IIM Bangalore, and John Hunter Murray, foremost global CEO Coach, are designed to help MBA students realize their true potential - so that they have a better chance to a successful career. Interestingly, to make sure that the student has an extraordinary edge, LeadCap has made sure that their programs are dual certifications, where upon successful completion, students shall receive two certificates – one an overall certification from LeadCap and a second from the collaborating partner, based on the specific tests/exercises that they conduct.

One of the recent MBA graduates who opted for the LeadCap certification program Ganesh Gnanabharathi comments “Three months in to my MBA program, I realised that it was nothing like what was promised. I realised that it was not teaching me anything that can help me succeed in the tough market place. Opting for an additional certification program was the wisest decision that I made. Since the program that I opted was from LeadCap, it really gave me an idea to improve on my strengths and most importantly be prepared for my big day. Today I earn a high five digit salary.”



Naked Truth: Recent Research on MBA Student Employability:

‘MBA SOS’ – is an yearly tracking survey conducted among MBA students from across India with an objective of understanding their aspirations. The current one reveals some very interesting findings:

 Majority of the MBA students are not satisfied with the curriculum and facilities offered to them by their MBA colleges after paying at least Rs.5 lakhs as fee. 94% of them feel that their faculty knows much less than what they know about management. Most of them feel that the faculty are not qualified enough because most of them are recent MBA graduates who became teachers because they did not get a job.

 96% of the students felt that their MBA college has not equipped them to face the realities of the job market. Majority of them feel an urgent need to take up additional certification courses, that will enhance their chances in the job market.

 Among all the MBA certifications offered, the Dual Certification in Professionalism and Early Leadership offered by LeadCap ranked the highest. The way LeadCap curriculum is structured to face the employer’s unique needs and their endorsements from industry leaders were cited as the main reasons for their advantage over the others.

 Mean score of MBAs who undertook LeadCap Dual certification in Professionalism and Early Leadership in overall professionalism and career fit was found to be 84% as opposed to the ones with out this certification.

 78% of the MBAs who undertook LeadCap Dual certification in Professionalism and Early Leadership claimed to have secured jobs and salaries much better than their class mates.



What MBA Students Don’t Know:

Research shows that average parents spent close to Rs.8 lakhs for an MBA programme for their child, because the course is perceived as a stepping stone to a bright future. Majority of the parents think that their child after MBA, would be able to earn back this amount spent in about one and a half years. Unfortunately the reality is that almost 90% of the MBA students would not be able to earn and save this kind of money even in the first ten years of their career.

HR Head of a large MNC comments about this “These days MBA students are as good as any other school students. They seem to know nothing about what we want.” He suggests that the way out of this is to equip themselves beyond normal MBA by taking up certification courses. For example, he says “One of the Certification courses that especially equips young MBA students to address the requirements of the professional world is offered by LeadCap. Because LeadCap Dual Certification in Professionalism and Early Leadership are framed by people like Sangeeth Varghese, who understands the demands of the industry. They address every little concern of the student, making them fully professional and fit for the industry.”

“Certificate courses like the LeadCap Dual Certification in Professionalism and Early Leadership is the only way a new MBA student, especially the one who is studying in smaller MBA colleges, can compete in the tough industry. Because they have to learn that professionalism, goal setting, effective communication, career management worksheet etc are the corner stones of getting selected to a good job and performing well. This is they only way you can do justice to the hard earned money invested on your MBA by your parents”, comments General Manager HR of a Mumbai based electronics and durable firm.



How to Land Your Dream Job after MBA:

What does it take you to land your dream job after your MBA? LeadCap, the world’s largest leadership movement, based on decade long research, has identified a 5 step towards get cracking on your success path. The first step is understanding and overcoming your underlying fears, in order to build confidence so that you can push towards success. The second step is understanding your unconscious weak zones, that have until now held you back from real success. This step will empower you to challenge and overcome your weaknesses and get on to the next higher level. The third step is taking a systematic and organized way of achieving your dreams - with the help of an interactive goal setting worksheet to help you take control of your life, define goals and objectives. Fourth step is one of the most basic, yet the most ignored steps in finding your dream job after your MBA. Which is developing a resume that stands out among a million competition and would attract the attention of the employer. MBAs are taught how to market products, yet they fail to market themselves, which is what the fifth step along with the fourth one helps you achieve. Enabling you to communicate and present a compelling case to the toughest of the employers. The last step is actually assimilating and imbibing all the previous steps towards with one single objective – to ace your interview and get your dream job.

Sangeeth Varghese, Founder of LeadCap, best selling author from Harvard and LSE says “Most MBAs are taught how to sell, how to market and how to manage. But they fail when it comes to doing the same things in their personal lives. Interesting aspect is that this is not a tough call. You might not have been a bright MBA student, but you can imbibe these steps very easily now. In Dual certification in Professionalism and Early Leadership, LeadCap has brought together its decades of research along with collaborations with the best institutions in the world, so that Indian MBAs now have a chance to get cracking at the best available jobs in the market.”

Email:mail@leadcap.org
I checked it out - seems like a legit website and they have a good team behind the organization - Management Courses | Training and Development India | Leadership Training
Leadcap may have some script installed which is tripping Norton.
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Sid [CHR]
Thanks Sid for clarifying. As my Norton blocked it, I did not want to take any chance; last year I had to reboot the computer and lost all the soft ware which I had installed. Simhan
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