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MBA programme for women to restart career after a break

Posted on Monday, July 23, 2018

The programme is structured to bring women speed up their professional life, after a sabbatical, reports Chandandeep Kour

In order to provide a platform to women to relaunch their careers in the chosen fields post a career break, JobsForHer has recently tied up with SP Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) for an 11-month MBA programme for women.

The first of its kind, full-time, 11-month PG programme with a residential boarding option for returning women is preceded by e-learning. This will also felicitate on-boarding of the candidates for a smooth transition to a full-time schedule.

The PGMPW programme was launched in January 2017. Last year, as many as 20 students graduated under this programme.

Mrydul Gupta, senior manager, international business Pidilite Industries, says, “A year after my son’s birth, I wanted to resume my career, but the opportunities that came my way did not materialise due to the family compulsion. As time passed, I began to realise that probability of getting a job was inversely proportional to the gap in my career. I was instilling confidence in my son, while my own started dipping. November 2016 was a turning point in my life. Both my son and I got an admission. He joined a nursery school and I joined SPJIMR'S PGMPW. The 11-month programme was a roller-coaster ride The PGMPW curriculum is designed to deepen functional knowledge, enhance leadership capabilities and build personal confidence.

The programme offers specialisations in Finance, Marketing, Human Resources, Information Management and Operations Management. The pedagogy is a blend of classroom and non- classroom sessions with a focus on learning through real time examples, case studies and simulations.

The programme has been designed in a way that each participant will have a mentor from the industry to gain practical insights and connect to relevant networks.
Students will have to submit their applications online after which shortlisted candidates will be called for group and personal interviews. 

“JobsForHer will connect SPJIMR to its audience of women returnees so that they can leverage the programme to get back to senior leadership roles after taking a career break. Reskilling experts from SPJIMR will also mentor women on a break at their flagship event ‘RestartHer’ that will give a fool-proof restart plan,” says Neha Bagaria, Founder & CEO, JobsForHer.
She adds, “Women on a career break face many challenges. A survey conducted by us revealed low confidence and outdated skill sets were biggest deterrents holding women away from the entering the workforce. We found a perfect synergy in SPJIMR as their PGMPW course is aimed at women returning to their careers. The curriculum is designed to enhance leadership capabilities and build personal confidence.”

Last year, a total of 46 companies participated in the placement process and 85% of the 2017 batch got placed; with the highest salary offered on campus amounting to Rs 35.15 lakh per annum.
20% of the PGMPW Class 2017 received pre-placement offers through their Corporate Internship Project. A total of 11 companies participated in 2017 Internships.

Course Module
Pre-Course Foundation Module: Facilitate transition into a full-time work schedule includes basic courses in Economics, Statistics and Accounting.
Module 1: General Management courses from across all domains
Module 2: Specialization courses in Marketing, Finance, Operations and Supply Chain Management, Information Management and Human Resources Management and Corporate Internships
Module 3: Integration phase - General Management courses integrating various functional areas. Emphasis on developing leadership skills through Personal Growth Lab, Leadership Lab, Science of Spirituality and Individual coaching with ICF certified coaches


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