Dr. Vijay Kumar
Dean – Faculty of Management Studies
We live in interesting times. Our social lives and every facet of business is driven by an ‘always-on’ world. If Facebook, with two-billion users, were a country, it would be the most populous. Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft look unstoppable and are the most valuable companies today. Whatsapp, a company with 450 employees, was bought for a stratospheric $19 billion. We live in a heady digital world! Graduating students must be equipped to not only survive but thrive in this transformed world. The forward-looking Management Department at PES University hand-holds students to make a smooth transition from the classroom to industry.
The Management Department at PES University delivers true world-class education. The department reflects a high degree of rigour in its choice of students and curriculum. Only the scholastically bright students enter our programs. Our faculty are best-in-class. Drawn from pedigreed institutions, they combine the best in pedagogy and research. The intent is to make learning wholesome and holistic, while delivering value education to students. The result: efficacy of learning.
Our ability to keep pace with the happenings in the world manifests in the new programs that we will launch in the coming years. The world is driven by Big Data and Analytics. The Harvard Business Review says, “Data Scientist: the most exciting job of the 21st Century”. To meet the growing and intense demand for Analytics skills, an MBA program with Data Analytics specialization is planned. There is a surge in the demand for students trained in Financial markets. When we offer our specialization in Financial Markets, we would be the only educational institute in India to offer such a program. To administer these contemporary programs, the Department is backed by world class facilities. The Analytics center is a cutting-edge lab with software such as IBM’s COGNOS and InfoSphere along with SAS, the world leader in Analytics software. A state-of-the-art finance lab to cater to students specializing in Financial markets is being rolled out.
Students face an intensely competitive job market. Graduating students expect to be placed at well-known companies at market salaries. The highly-respected PES brand attracts top global companies to recruit from our campus. A sizable number of them are Fortune-500 companies. We have had an excellent track-record achieving 80% placement with pay-packets that are in the top quartile of the industry.
Our strategic relationships are truly blue-blooded. The exchange program with Indiana University Pennsylvania, USA has been enormously beneficial to our student community. We work closely with IIT-Madras to enhance student learning through residential management programs. We will bring faculty from premier institutions such as IIM-Bangalore to conduct cutting-edge programs. These collaborations with the best institutions expose students to world-class pedagogy and the resulting interaction with the elite academia is highly impactful. Through the tie-up with Disneyland, our Hotel Management students are provided hands-on experience at the world-famous theme park. The academic partnership with Taylor’s University, Malaysia, a global leader in Hospitality management, allows us to bring their unmatched expertise to our students. To exploit the vibrant India’s financial sector, the proposed tie-up with leading stock-exchanges such as NSE and BSE will provide our students an excellent opportunity to specialize in Financial Markets.
The department is teeming with youthful energy. Our goal is to ensure that students are well-placed in their careers.