Posted on Monday, May 21, 2018
Hailing from a family of sports players and their close association with National Rifle Association of India, Shreyasi Singh chose to follow the suite, but she values higher education also. She always wanted to do master’s degree in business management. “A successful MBA graduate will always be good in managing any sector. In sports the value of management is great,” says Shreyasi.
Talking about the advantages of a degree in MBA, the 26-year-old asserts that it is proven versatility, as it makes one opt for better-paid jobs.
With the advent of sports leagues such as Indian Premier League, Hockey Premier League, Indian Super league, Pro Kabaddi league, etc. opportunities in the business management sector has increased, says Shreyasi. While most people who dream of a career in sports and wish to represent their country on the field at national and international tournaments, but, sports is not just about playing a sport. “There are others who have the requisite knowledge and understanding of sport, and they work behind the scene to successfully matches, monitor team finances, negotiate contracts of athletes, etc. All in all, sports managers are required to manage all the key aspects related to the business and governance of sports at all levels. A lot athletes and team today need sports managers for various marketing, event management and facility management,” adds Shreyasi.
Pursuing post-graduation in Management will definitely give an edge over others as it will not only help acquire various theoretical knowledge to develop managerial skills but it will also help me put these in different business settings such as Sports Marketing, Sports Media, Sports Apparel, etc.
While aiming at the gold medal at theCommonwealth games held in Gold Coast Shreyasi Singh struck abalance between academics and sports. Pursuing her master’s in business studies, Singh prioritised things that were important to her, and effectively managing all other tasks. “Students who take keen interest in sports, and look at it as their first priority with their academics, should learn to develop excellent time management skills, says Singh.
Shooting was an integral part of her life. “It keeps one physically and mentally fit and also makes our life comfortable and happy. Playing sports teaches us honesty, teamwork and fair play. Learning to follow rules and respecting teammates and opponents is also what sports teach. Experiencing the role of a graceful winner and loser teaches people about being humble, and competition in general can teach individuals about self-respect, confidence and managing stress. Taking on leading roles within your team can also teach about the various aspects of leadership and imparting character values,” opines the gold medallist.
Shreyasi Singh is now eyeing Olympic podium 2020, to be held in Tokyo, the Asian Games and World Championships.
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