Celebrating Independence Day at Woxsen
The students of Woxsen celebrating freedom last evening was a sight to witness. Celebrations through dance, drama and most importantly freedom of choice were applauded by all present.
Deepti Gupta, Associate Director, Finance & Internal Controls at PepsiCo delivered a session on 'Ethics in Business'. She discussed the importance of Ethics in today’s time. Biggest scams of 2017 were also discussed. She also shared the survey result of most ethical companies of 2018 - Any guesses on which was #1?
The World of Analytics at Woxsen
A session on analytics was conducted by the lead analytics team of the renowned analytics company 'Gramener'. The topic was “Power of Analytics for effective decision making”.
Highlights of the session:
* Importance of Analytics in making effective business decision
* Application of analytics in different sectors
* Career opportunities in Analytics
Thank you for a wonderful session on analytics and guiding our students into a world full of opportunities.
What a day it’s been at Woxsen School of Business! Woxsen Trailblazer - A one of its kind Quiz competition with participation from across the nation. Out of 206 teams 8 teams made it to the finals. A lot of smiles, a bit of luck and some amazing prizes including MacBook Airs, Lenovo Tabs, Fitness Bands and many more were won.
Thank you for an overwhelming response.
The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.
The Woxsen School of Business 4th Convocation took place on Saturday - 21st July 2018. The PGDM & PGPXP classes of 2018 held their head high and earned their degrees after putting in the required work.
The event was graced by Chief Guest - Mr. J A Chowdary, IT Advisor to the Government of Andhra Pradesh and Co-Founder of Fintech Valley, Visakhapatnam. We wish our students all the best for the years to come and we are sure you will be the brightest shining star in your professional lives.
Keep Calm and Drink Pepsi!
Our final year PGDM students visited the PepsiCo operations site and took away some life-long learnings from the #102 top ranked company in the world according to Forbes 2000.
At Woxsen, we believe in learning-by-doing and proactively send our students for industry visits to top ranked global companies. Thank you, PepsiCo for hosting our students.
Nurturing the right leadership at Woxsen; As part of our leadership series, Preethi Ramnarayan who holds a master's degree in HR and Industrial Relations from Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota visited the Woxsen campus for a talk on - Preparing for a successful interview – Tips and tricks from the corporate world.
Preethi started her career with Johnson & Johnson Medical where she worked out of the J&J headquarters based out of New Jersey. She then joined Deloitte and was with that firm for over 7 and half years where she was an HR Business Partner for multiple businesses. She also had a 2 year stint as the employee relations lead where she was the presiding officer for all sexual harassment cases and handled all employee matters across 24000 employees. Preethi currently works for D. E. Shaw India where she leads the Human Resource Business partner function and works closely with business leaders to advise them on people matters and drive people strategy.
Thank you for a wonderful session.
As part of Woxsen's Leadership Series, Ms. Surabhi Jain - a Human Resources professional with experience in Strategic HR, Compensation and Benefits Management, Performance Management, Career frameworks and Job Architecture visited our campus on Saturday - 7th July.
Surabhi has rich exposure of handling Total Rewards and employee relations during mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and spin-offs. A post graduate in Human Resource Management, she is currently leading Total Rewards function for 16 countries in Asia Pacific at DuPont. Prior to DuPont she was with Wells Fargo and HSBC as Compensation & Benefits Consultant.
Thank you for a great session!
"Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts, it's about one life influencing another".
At Woxsen, we forge the leaders' of the next generation. As part of the freshers' orientation, we were graced by the presence of 3 distinguished leaders:
Mr. Rajesh Rajan , AVP Strategy & Special Projects, MYK Laticrete
Mr. Saptarshi Roy Chaudhury: DGM, Marketing-Firstsource
Mr. Baskar Gandham, Formerly Director-Software Engineering, CA Technologies
The topics touched upon were: Keys to success, How the young graduates shall develop themselves as high performers and inspiring leaders and Making the right choices.
Our students were pumped up after hearing the experiences and stories of success from the leaders.
Woxsen School of Business conducted a One Day MBA certificate program for fresher's and working executives. The program highlighted the following topics:
- Introduction to MBA; How Woxsen forges leaders - Entrepreneurship & Emerging Markets - AI in Marketing - Business Communications & Etiquette - Workplace Leadership & Diversity
The sessions were conducted by: 1. Dr JC Wandemberg 2. JV Murty 3. Winny Patro 4. Aditya Murty 5. Yash Merchant Our alum, Sai Harish - Financial Partner at YES Bank joined us for the event as well. The event was graced by over 110 candidates! It was a day full of learning and excitement. See you soon, Vizag!
Woxsen School of Business conducted a One Day MBA certificate program for fresher's and working executives. The program highlighted the following topics:
- Introduction to MBA; How Woxsen forges leaders - Entrepreneurship & Emerging Markets - AI in Marketing - Business Communications & Etiquette - Workplace Leadership & Diversity
The sessions were conducted by: 1. Dr JC Wandemberg 2. JV Murty 3. Winny Patro 4. Yash Merchant The event was graced by over 100 candidates! It was a day full of learning and excitement. See you soon, Vijayawada!
The Eurpoean Union is the world's most successful invention for advancing peace". - John Bruton
Woxsen's PGPXP batch of 2017-2018 is currently at one of the top ranked B-School's
across the world - Mannheim Business School.
Today's first half sessions:
1. An overview of the current political situation in Germany. Session by Ralf Bürkle, Director Marketing & Communications, MBS.
2. Understanding the Eurozone/European Union. Session by Prof. Yordanova
It's been an extensive, in-depth and exciting Monday so far.
Aufwiedersehen India! The PGPXP batch of 2017-2018 is off for their International Immersion Programme to Mannheim University, Germany!
FT Ranked as one of the top universities, our students will go through a variety of workshops, industry visits and lectures from globally renowned faculty!.
The Davos-based global think tank 'World Economic Forum' in its much-vaunted Annual Report for the year 2017 rated the quality of higher education as an efficiency enhancer of global competitiveness index. It goes with out saying, that India has a long way to go insofar as Entrepreneurship/Innovation is considered , we rank a lowly 88 in the Global Innovation Index.
Woxsen School of Business' raison d'etre or reason for existence is to create an enabling ecosystem for entrepreneurship and innovation apart from the mission of creating 'Leaders who make a difference to the world'. In consonance with our vision , we at Woxsen host several 'Industry - Academia' initiatives that help us bring cutting-edge best practices of the industry to our classroom.
The Woxsen-Accolens Meet 2017 was one such initiative that was held on 20th December, 2017 and was attended by several top corporates like MRF, Mahindra& Mahindra , MG Group.
At Woxsen we believe that Passion has no Plan B which means what ever we do : whether it is the rigours of classroom theory and practice or sports we inculcate the values of hardwork, discipline and a spirit of sportsmanship .
Excitement was on display at Woxsen’s campus last Sunday as the four houses – Kotler, Juran, Picasso and Soros – competed for the title of “Tug-of-War Champions”.
The competition was held under three categories: Men’s, Women’s and Mixed teams. It was touch-and-go until the very end, when Soros, through shrewd strategic planning and excellent execution, swept away all opposition to emerge as worthy champions.
Well done, Woxsenites, for staging a most exciting and fun-filled event. Bravo!!!
At a glittering ceremony attended by the who’s who of Hyderabad on 24th November at T-Hub’s auditorium, Woxsen beat a host of contenders to win the prestigious award for ‘Most Promising Business School in India for 2017’. A total of 146 nominations for the award were received for this year’s contest, but finally, Woxsen shone through.
The award was presented to Woxsen by Katherine Hadda, U.S. Consul General in Hyderabad (in photo), who, in her keynote address, spoke about the importance to encourage women entrepreneurs for the benefit of all. Woxsen’s support for women to study business management and graduate to entrepreneurship on completion of the program aligned admirably with the event’s theme ‘Women at Work’.
Among the criteria used to judge the contest were:
The event was a part of the Road to Global Entrepreneurship Summit, being conducted for the first time in India. A delegation of prominent business people from the U.S., led by Ivanka Trump, advisor to the President of America, will be participating in the summit at Hyderabad between 28th and 30th of November.
Another feather in the Woxsen cap.
Mr .Banerjee has a formidable experience and expertise in the field of Digital Marketing , Business Process Re-engineering . He has more than 20 years of experience in Software Consultancy in various multi-national companies spanning varied geographies like the US , Europe , Middle East and the South East Asia . Mr Sunando Banerjee spoke with remarkable precision about the changes in the software industry , from proprietary software to open source software , the IT industry is encountering strong headwinds . Our guest speaker inspired our students to read and analyse about global tech. affairs to stay ahead of the competition .
Woxsen School of Business had the privilege of hosting a well known , highly respected veteran of the automobile industry , Mr Prakash Executive Director, MG Group. Prakash is an innovative thinker and acclaimed speaker . Mr. Prakash helped our students make sense of the changes taking place in the manufacturing sector in general and the automobile industry in particular. Hyperloop being developed by Elon Musk has the potential to be a game changer in the automobile / mass transportation sector . Our distinguished speaker also delved deep into the changing profile of the automobile industry due to advances in eco- friendly electric cars and autonomous vehicles being developed by companies like Tesla , Google & General Motors.
After achieving the distinction of being the youngest business school to be ranked among the Top 30 in the country, WSB is steadfastly working towards breaking into the Top 10 league . The Academic Advisory Council, comprising of a distinguished panel of academicians from across India, chalked out a course of action that will help Woxsen set the standard of business education in the years ahead.
Among the several initiatives decided upon at the meeting was the enhanced use of technology and pedagogical tools to align learning at Woxsen with the very latest developments across the world. The inclusion of recent concepts, which will have a significant impact on how business in the future will be conducted, such as Cyrpto-currency, Robotics and 3-D Printing, into the curriculum was agreed upon.
Mr Alvis Lazarus . Founder & CEO- Hesol Consulting , Supply Chain Consulting Firm .
In today’s supply chain landscape, technology is becoming the key driver of an organization’s success, innovation and competitive edge, because of this, many companies are investing and showing deep interest in modernising their supply chains . Multi-National Companies like McDonald’s , Apple, Unilever , Amazon are prime examples of companies that have leveraged their world class supply chain infrastructure to dominate the competition .
Mr Alvis Lazarus gave very instructive insights on how Supply Chain Management and Technology-Enabled Supply Chain will prove to be a key competitive advantage for companies of the future. He also touched upon the newly introduced Goods and Services Tax and its impact on the Indian Economy.
Y.Chandrasekhar, Business Head- House Joy visited the Woxsen campus to apprise our students about the latest trends in the domain of Operations Management . Y.Chandrasekhar is an experienced hand in the field of Operations , an alumnus of IIM-Lucknow Mr YC as he is popularly called brought to bear his enormous experience and insights on to the session . He stressed the importance of ‘New-age Tech Companies’ in driving the future growth of the Indian economy, a wide-range of issues pertaining to the job roles , career progression and prosepctive opportunities in the Operations field was discussed at length.
“Woxsen Career Orientation Series “ the inaugural workshop for the current academic year was conducted on 10th , October ,2017 at the Woxsen Campus for the class of 2019 . Mr Deepak Gupta, Group Head- HR , Karvy Group spoke to our students on the theme of “ Careers in Banking and Finance” . Mr Gupta is a formidable corporate leader with more than twenty years of experience in the HR/IR domain in the Banking and Financial Services Industry . He spoke in a forthright , no holds barred manner about the tectonic shifts happening in the BFSI Sector and its implications for the students and career freshers of the future. Needless to emphasise, the message was driven home very effectively by Mr Gupta that only a ‘life long’ students stand a chance of thriving in the careers of the future.
Mr. Sahil Nayyar, Associate Director , KPMG visited theWoxsen campus on 23rd September to deliver a Guest Lecture on " Leadership Quotient: Why it matters more than anything else ". Mr. Nayyar peppered his lecture with numerous anecdotes that were very well received by the students. He emphasised the fact that to be successful in one's personal and professional life , one has to take complete responsibility for their own actions and consequences. He beautifully articulated the difference between a Self-starter and a Kick-starter and went on to add that given the exponential pace of technology and life style changes being witnessed around the world , the only way to progress is constant re-invention. It was a very articulate and sagacious lecture by Mr Sahil Nayyar .
Ms. Anjali Rahuvanshi, CPO, Randstad visited the Woxsen campus to address the students on a theme of global importance and relevance. Industrial Revolution 4.0 is a phrase used to describe the role Artificial Intelligence, 3D Manufacturing , Robotics will play in shaping the future recruitment landscape. Ms Raghuvanshi carries a considerable amount of credibility and reputation and has been the driving force behind Randstad, one of the biggest recruitment-focused firms in the world. Our students have been able to get a refined sense of what it takes to succeed in these fast-changing times.
Woxsen School of Business was treated to a highly engrossing session on " Achievement and Success" by Mr. Sid Banerjee, Managing Director, Credit Suisse India. Mr. Banerjee is an accomplished professional who has seen the growth of Investment Banking & Private Equity from its infancy in India . Our students were thoroughly inspired by the session , Woxsen students received very sagacious advice on how to plan one's career in times of volatility like the one we are witnessing today.
The Woxsen Business Advisory Council met on 26th August 2017 to map the future course of action in line with our mission to be one of the top ten B Schools in India in the next few years. Members of the BAC comprising some of the biggest names in Academia and Industry play an important part in the strategy and operations of the school. Since its formation, the BAC has provided counsel on Strategic, Operations and financial directions for the business school.
To encourage entrepreneurs bring alive their business dreams, Woxsen School of Business hosted the second TiE-Woxsen Entrepreneurship Program in July. The six-day residential workshop was structured as two long weekends with a working break in-between.
23 participants - entrepreneurs at an early stage of their business and aspiring entrepreneurs – registered for the workshop to learn what it really takes to start and manage a business. Successful businesspeople from TiE-Hyderabad and faculty of Woxsen took the participants through the life-cycle of a start-up in a very well-structured framework. Among the modules covered were:
• Validating the business idea
• Converting the idea into a sound business plan
• Developing the marketing and sales plans
• Staffing the positions with the right personnel
• Foundations of finance
• Funding the venture and managing cash flows
• Converting the start-up into a success story
Among the eminent mentors at the workshop were Syama Peela and Viiveck Verma of TiE-Hyderabad, Sanjay Jesrani of Go North Ventures, Sreekanth of Hyderabad Angels, Suresh Reddy of Lycos, Bharat Lingam of Purple Talk, Bhanu Cherukuri of Cherukuri Ventures and the faculty team from Woxsen – J. C. Wandemberg, Arvind Subramanyam, Costas Andriopoulos, Manto Gotsi, Ramasubramanian, Apurva Sanaria and Vikas Mehta. What a delightful blend of businesspeople and academicians!
The workshop ended with participants presenting their final business plans. Four of the teams will be vying for angel funding on 19th August when they face a jury of investors at Hyderabad.
The delighted participants enjoyed their stay at Woxsen’s state-of-the-art campus near Hyderabad.
The traditions and nostalgia that mark any Business School convocation were on full display on during the 3rd convocation of Woxsen School of Business on 30th July,2017 . The evening was very euphoric and brimming with a lot of excitement as the students were ready to graduate.
The Annual Convocation Ceremony was graced by Mr Prasad Menon, A highly distinguished Business/Industry veteran who had served the Tata Group as the Managing Director of Tata Power & Tata Chemicals and as the Chairman of Vistara Airlines .
“In the real world, success is a product of bravery, not perfection,” said Mr Menon and called on graduating students to embrace this “paradigm-shifting” moment in history — where they stand on the cusp of a new era of automation that will “change everything about the way we live and work.” Mr Prasad Menon was joined by a host of celebrated Industry and Academia veterans who wished the students well in their careers.
Mr Abhishek Vaidya, PGPXP’17 & Mr Vinay Mohan , PGDM’17 won the “Best Student Award”. It was, well and truly, an enlightening evening.
Woxsenites received a double-treat in July. Dr. Costas Andriopoulos of Cass Business School and Dr. Manto Gotsi of Westminster University visited Woxsen for their maiden engagements at Woxsen, teaching two courses each.
Dr. Costas is the Professor of Innovation & Associate Dean for Entrepreneurship at the Cass Business School, which was ranked among the top ten in the world this year for its entrepreneurship program. He received his doctorate in marketing from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland and is a visiting professor at universities across the world, such as University of Oxford and Grenoble Ecole de Management.
At Woxsen, Dr. Costas taught Business Strategy to the PGPXP and PGDM students in his unique style.
Dr. Manto Gotsi is a renowned professor of marketing, specialising in branding and marketing research. She received her doctorate from the University of Strathclyde, Scotland and currently teaches at the Westminster Business School. As a visiting professor, she teaches at Cass Business School, International Hellenic University and Grenoble Ecole de Management.
Dr. Manto taught Retail Marketing and Principles of Marketing during her visit to Woxsen.
We thank Dr. Costas and Dr. Gotsi for their amazing insights into the complex world of business and marketing.
It is hard to believe that the Woxsen School of Business has completed three years of providing quality business education with a unique flavour.
The Convocation for our PGPXP and PGDM batches will be held on Sunday, 30th July at ITC Kakatiya, Begumpet, Hyderabad. 67 students with the determination to make an impact in the world will step forward as entrepreneurs or corporate executives.
Mr. Prasad Menon, board member of several Tata Group companies and former chairman of Vistara Airlines will deliver the convocation address. Mr. Veen Pula, chairman of Woxsen School of Business will preside over the function.
We wish the graduating students great success in their personal and professional lives.
In just three years, a record to be very proud of, Woxsen has been ranked among the top 30 business schools in the country by none other than the international agency, Asia Inc. 500. Our rank stands at 26.
This is a moment to cherish for all Woxsenites.
Asia Inc. 500 is a Singapore-based agency that tracks the performance of companies and business schools across Asia. Among their key criteria for the ranking are quality of the academic programs & curriculum, infrastructure of the school, academic processes adopted, and innovative pedagogy.
We renew our efforts with determination to be ranked within the top 10 by next year.
To cater to the rapidly growing demand for specialised business skills, Woxsen will be offering certificate programs of short-duration for students, academicians and working professionals from June 2017. The programs will be initially conducted in Hyderabad city and Woxsen’s campus on the outskirts of Hyderabad.
Among the programs that will be offered in the first phase are:
1 Data Science
2 Business Analytics and Big Data
3 New Product Development
4 Go-to-Market Strategy and Execution
5 Six Sigma
With IT having a significant impact on how business is conducted today, the level and sophistication of skills required to succeed in business have risen quite dramatically. Simultaneously, India’s ambition of scaling its economy in industry (“Make in India”) and services has raised the productivity and capability bar of our personnel. In this scenario, short-term certificate programs effectively bridge the knowledge gap we face.
For more information on our forthcoming certificate programs, please contact Arpit Shah, Vice-President of CEEC at email@example.com.
Can a group of students, with little resources at its disposal, replicate the success of the Indian Premier League on campus? Well, if that group of students is from Woxsen, the answer is a definite ‘yes’.
Our students brain-stormed to list the ingredients that are required for an event of this complexity and ambition. They poured over pages of articles going all the way back to the genesis of the IPL a decade ago. Without reinventing the wheel, what could they adopt from the IPL? And what should they change?
From such intense effort emerged the form and structure of the Woxsen Premier League (WPL). In its inaugural year, the WPL would have four teams competing through a group stage and finally, knock-out games. The prize-money at stake would be attractive, thus motivating every participant to give his or her very best. Practical constraints like scheduling matches without affecting academic courses would have to be dealt with. And, of course, since cricket is played for entertainment, each match should be successful in drawing in spectators and keeping them enthralled in the proceedings.
Can you imagine the amount of academic application that went into conducting the WPL? Operational planning, scheduling, costing, event budgeting, risk management, marketing… Is it any wonder that the Woxsen way of learning is being studied and copied by other educational institutions?
Back to the cricket. On that historic day of Sunday, 12th February, the Rajputhana Warriors edged past the Woxsen Warriors by 14 runs to be crowned the first WPL champions. What a match it was, with fortunes literally “swinging like a pendulum”. Well done, Woxsenites – you truly are game-changers.
Mr Kali Prasad, Director-Ernst & Young addressed the students of Woxsen on 7th October. Mr Prasad is a renowned corporate leader and has been a member of the industry advocacy bodies like CII and Assocham. He gave a very inspirational talk on the theme 'Why are successful people in a minority in the world'. Mr Prasad called on the students to pursue excellence and make strenuous efforts to constantly push the frontiers of possibilities.
Woxsen’s Center for Executive Education and Consulting (CEEC), in collaboration with The Indus Entrepreneurs Hyderabad Chapter (TiE), conducted the first-of-its-kind ‘StartUp Accelerator Workshop’ for budding entrepreneurs at the Woxsen School of Business campus near Hyderabad. The workshop took 20 participants through the journey of an entrepreneurship venture – from the germination of the idea to successful commercialization. The mentors comprised of successful entrepreneurs, angel investors, faculty from Woxsen’s School of Business and TiE charter members.
The StartUp Accelerator program spanned six days: the first three days dwelled on identification & validation of a business opportunity, defining the target audience & building a robust go-to-market plan and constructing the business plan. Following an interval of the work-week, the next three days focused on building the start-up team, setting the organization’s structure & culture, exploring funding opportunities, commencing commercial activities and monitoring progress objectively.
The distinguished pool of mentors included Mr. Suresh Challa, Mr. Pradeep Mittal and Mr. Syama Peela of TiE, Mr. Sanjay Jesrani of Go North Ventures, Ms. Ekta Bahl of Samvad Partners, Dr. Wandemberg, Prof. Arvind Subramanyam and Dr. Apurva Sanaria of Woxsen School of Business. The event was coordinated by Ms. Sreedevi Devireddy of TiE.
The state-of-the-art 200-acre Woxsen campus hosted the participants and mentors over the six days, making their experience truly immersive and memorable.
Woxsen is proud to announce the entry of its new Dean, Dr JC Wandemberg into its family. JC,as he is fondly called, comes with a wealth of international experience in both industry and academia. He has consulted for various organisations and has taught in institutions of global repute in Europe, North America, South America and Asia. Dr Nagadevara has passed on the baton to J C on 8th August,2016.
Dr Wandemberg has taught in many prestigious universities in North and South America. He graduated with honors (top 5%) from University of Maryland in the US where he obtained his Bsc. and from New Mexico State University where he obtained his Masters in International Economics and Management. He followed it up with a Ph.D. In Sustainable Development.
Dr. Wandemberg is also a published author. For the past 25 + years he has collaborated with corporations, communities, and organisations around the world such as the World Bank, the United Nations, the Unites States Agency for International Development, the Ecuadorian Congress, etc. Has been an entrepreneur all his life having started his first business at the age of six!
The second convocation of Woxsen School of Business for the Class of 2016 was held on July 9th at Hotel Daspalla, Hyderabad. Mr Jayesh Ranjan, Secretary - IT and ECD, Telangana Govt, presided over the function as Chief Guest. This event marks the successful completion of their course at Woxsen by the students and they will now march into the professional world with each aspiring to reach their own goals. Let us wish them the very best in all their future endeavours.
Talk on 'Loving what you do and doing what you love' by Mr Prashanth Jain, Director CtrlS on 1st July, 2016
Mr Prashanth Jain, Director , CtrlS - one of the most prominent emerging IT companies in India addressed our students on the theme of 'Loving what you do and doing what you love' . The talk was held at the Woxsen Business School campus on 1st July , 2016. Mr Prashanth is one of the most sought after motivational speakers in the IT industry and his deep insights into the India start up ecosystem has motivated our students to consider becoming entrepreneurs . A serial entrepreneur ,he has founded more than six Start ups and exited them profitably . Prashanth exhorted our students to 'dare to dream and dare to achieve' and to be the best of what they can be .
The students and staff of Woxsen had the opportunity to welcome Prof Ravi Kumar-Dean, Nanyang Business School, Singapore on 16th Mar,2016 during his visit to the Woxsen campus. Woxsen is a partner school with Nanyang Business School for the international immersion module for both the PGDM and the PGPXP programmes.
During his visit, Prof Ravi Kumar expressed his appreciation of the quality of the students at Woxsen and the campus infrastructure.
The students at Woxsen were treated today to a master class on leadership from a very esteemed panel of accomplished leaders consisting of Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar, MP (RS) and Mr Annurag Batra, Chairman & Editor-in-Chief, Business World. Ms Paromita Chatterjee, Sr Editor, ET Now, moderated the session. The students, who are training to be business leaders, spent an hour and a half listening to some profound thoughts on the traits that lead to success as leaders.
The Centre for Executive Education and Consulting (CEEC) organised a programme on "Advanced Supply Chain & Procurement" and senior managers from Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. has participated in this. The faculty for the programme was Dr. Jayashankar M Swaminathan, GlaxoSmithKline Distinguished Professor, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA.
Mr BVR Mohan Reddy, Founder and MD, Cyient and Chairman, NASSCOM is a successful entrepreneur who has inspired many students and professionals through his talks and mentorship. He shared insights from his entrepreneurial journey and motivated the students during his talk at the Worsen Leadership Series.
The Centre for Executive Education & Consulting (CEEC) has conducted a 3 day executive program on Leading People in Mumbai from Jan 21 & 22, 2016. The program is delivered by Shahnaz Broucek, who is a certified executive coach and has extensive experience across sectors. She has done her Master from University of Michigan. Top companies such as Bajaj Finance Ltd., Fullerton India Credit Company Ltd., Mindtree, Tata Capital, Fiat Automobiles, FSS etc. have participated in the course.
The Centre for Executive Education & Consulting (CEEC)has conducted a 3 day executive program on Business Analytics in Mumbai from Dec 9 to 11, 2015
The program is delivered by Prof. Nagadevara, who brings with him forty years of teaching and research experience. He earned his Doctorate from Iowa State University, USA, in Economics and Operations Research.
Top companies such as Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., Bajaj Finance Ltd., Taj Hotels, Welspun etc. have participated in the course.
‘ The Woxsen Leadership Series ‘ invited Mr Mark Inglis from New Zealand as its inaugural speaker on 28th Nov 2015. Mark, a celebrated mountaineer – he is the first double amputee in the world to have summited Mt Everest. He is also an author, a silver medalist in cycling at the Paralympic games and a motivational speaker. Through the Leadership Series, Woxsen aims to examine issues that leaders will have to contend with as workplaces embrace emerging technologies and evolve. It was a privilege to have Mr Mark Inglis address an inquisitive gathering of Woxsen students. He spoke about ‘Leadership in Turbulent times’.
The global business environment is evolving rapidly. To compete successfully in this constantly evolving global economy, managers need to develop relevant capabilities to respond swiftly to the emerging challenges. Yesterday’s winning formula can no longer guarantee tomorrow’s success.
The weeklong immersion experience at Nanyang Business School, Singapore (FT rank - 44) that is a part of the curriculum for Woxsen’s PGPXP class is designed to create a deep impact on the students’ lives and enrich their understanding of the unique culture, entrepreneurial spirit, innovativeness, creativity and energy of one of the world’s most exciting and dynamic economies.
Woxsen believes that exposure to the global thinking in management practice is an essential part of management training. Woxsen’s students from the 1-year programme (PGPXP) spent a week at Mannheim BusinessSchool, Germany (a FT-55 ranked B-school) for their international immersion program. The students were accompanied by faculty members and senior Woxsen staff. The immersion program enabled the students to experience, first hand, the international business environment and also gave them the opportunity to interact with business leaders, entrepreneurs, academicians and government policy-makers. The students visited the Hager group and Freudenberg group factories and benefited from the opportunity to discuss with the company executives the current practices of doing business in Germany.
“Woxsen School of Business, within a very short span, has become a member of the AMBA DEVELOPMENT NETWORK (ADN). Membership of the ADN demonstrates Woxsen’s commitment to quality in postgraduate management education.
AMBA, The Association of MBAs (AMBA) is the international impartial authority on postgraduate business education and was established in 1967 and provides accreditation to management schools worldwide. At the core of the accreditation scheme of AMBA is full recognition of the autonomy of individual degree awarding institutions to offer MBA programmes and of the need for individuals and employers to have an internationally recognized accreditation process based on external and peer review of MBA provision.
Accreditation assesses the current standards of postgraduate management education offered at an institution while promoting a developmental philosophy and a commitment to continual improvement. Institutions gaining accreditation are expected to maintain and demonstrate this commitment to regular improvement within their own programmes over the duration of each accreditation period.”
The Center for Executive Education and Consulting (CEEC) delivered open programmes one each at Mumbai and Delhi on July 9th and 15th respectively. Award winning global faculties for these two programmes were Dr John Branch from University of Michigan and Dr Anthony Bendell LSE Alumnus and International management expert. Senior management professionals from leading companies like Bajaj Finance, DSP Blackrock, Piramal, Acer and Metlife enthusiastically participated in the programme making it a grand success.
Woxsen conducted the Graduation Ceremony for the PGPED Class 2015 on 10th July at Hotel Avasa, Hyderabad. Dr Nagadevara, Dean presented the annual academic report and Mr. Veen Pula, Founder & Chairman informed the audience of the future plans of Woxsen. Students were awarded their degree certificates by Dr M R Rao, Provost.
It was a proud moment for not only the students but also Woxsen. Let us all wish the graduating students the very best as they embark on this new phase in their careers.
The evening of 4th July 2015 was one of great fun & festivities. It was a grand celebration marking the end of the orientation week for the new batch of students at Woxsen. All students gathered with great excitement and participated enthusiastically in the Woxsen Talent Hunt.
A performance by our in-house band, a fashion show, some singing & dancing and a skit were some of the events of the evening. This was truly a night to remember.
On the evening of 13th May 2015, Woxsen School of Business in association with D&B raised a toast to congratulate India’s Top 500 companies and honor the top performers with D&B Corporate awards.
The event witnessed insightful presentations of ideas and economic insights by eminent personalities like Mr. Yashwant Sinha (former Finance Minister), Mr. Manish Prakash (President – Airtel Business) and Mr. Bibek Debroy (Permanent Member - NITI Ayog).
Uday Chodisetty, a student of the PGPED Class of 2015 at the Woxsen School of Business has been placed as Head (New Initiatives & Business Development) in LAMCO Industries at a CTC of Rs 15 L per annum. Uday has an M.Tech in Nano Technology and will graduate from Woxsen in Jul 2015. He previously worked for close to 06 years at TCS.
LAMCO Industries, based in Hyderabad, is India’s leading manufacturer of lightning arresters and instrument transformers and enjoys a 60% market share in India. LAMCO is planning a major expansion drive to increase its market-share to coincide with the anticipated growth in the Indian power sector. Uday, in his new role, will steer this expansion drive and be responsible for adding new products to LAMCO’s existing portfolio and also open new markets for its products. Woxsen wishes Uday Chodisetty the very best and all success in his new role!
Take 1 – Early 2014 - Hyderabad : Franklin Templeton, Gachibowli – A Senior Program Analyst (after a 3 year stint in accenture) works his way through the corporate world, trying to climb up the ladder, looking for some zing in his profile.
Take 2 – March 2015 – Hyderabad : Woxsen School of Business – A roller-coaster ride that began in August 2014 for the challenge-hungry analyst comes to a steady path.
Venkat Delhi Satish, an intelligent and confident young man unleashes the Entrepreneur within him at the Woxsen Trade Tower. A boy from a typical middle-class background with a level-headed approach to situations in life and a risk-appetite to match that of business stalwarts, Delhi (as we fondly call Satish) started off his voyage into exploring Organic Baby Food within the green environs of Woxsen School of Business. His hard-work, focus and attention to detail, throughout the last 8 months, has culminated in his maiden venture “Yo-Pac”. Delhi has successfully raised an angel investment of Rs. 1 Crore for his start-up through the Woxsen Entrepreneur Fund.
An idea that germinated at the Trade Tower is today, all set to touch the skies. Amidst the course assignments at 2am and presentations at 9am, Delhi squeezed out the time from his MBA at Woxsen to nurture what he is convinced should be the food for the bright minds of the future. Organic Baby Food, an unexplored segment in India, has the potential to change the way we approach nutrition for the very young.
It all started with his parents’ decision to get him hitched by 2015. Delhi, who is poised to enter a new life as a devoted husband, with characteristic foresight wanted to lay the right foundation for his heir(s)!
Here’s wishing him all the luck and success as he embarks on the twin-journey towards a blissful marital life and a successful entrepreneurial career.
Woxsen School of Business
A proud parent
Mr. Amarjit Singh, member of Woxsen School of Business’ Business Advisory Council and Head of India Business Group, was invited to a prestigious reception hosted in the ceremonial rooms at Buckingham Palace to mark the 800th Anniversary of the Sealing of Magna Carta on 23 February 2015. The Royal Family members present at the special event included the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, the Princess Royal (Princess Anne), the Dukes of Gloucester and Kent and Prince Michael of Kent.
Originally issued by King John of England as a practical solution to bring about peace in 1215, the Magna Carta is recognised as one of the most famous documents in the world.
During the reception, Mr. Singh was introduced to both the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh. He had an opportunity to speak with the Queen about the Magna Carta’s values in the modern world, as well as his wider international work surrounding the development of trade, investment and cultural relations with India.
Amarjit also participated in wider commemorative celebrations including a unique one off Global Law Summit held in London between 23 to 25 February 2015. The summit brought together political, industry, legal and academic figures to discuss, debate and develop expertise and relationships across markets and jurisdictions.
After NTU Singapore, the Woxsen school of Business, Hyderabad has now concluded a second partnership agreement with Mannheim Business School, Mannheim, Germany for the 'Global Immersion Program’ set to commence with Woxsen’s PGPXP class of 2015. Mannheim is ranked at #66 in the FT rankings (http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-ranking-2014). Under the agreement, Woxsen’s students would travel to Mannheim, Germany for a week-long Global Immersion Program. Mannheim is located in the southwestern part of Germany, the third-largest city in the German state of Baden-Wurttemberg after Stuttgart and Karlsruhe. This city is home to Daimler, John Deere, Caterpillar, ABB, IBM, Roche, Reckitt Benckiser, Unilever, Siemens etc. During the immersion, the students would engage with MBS Professors, visit corporate houses, sample the local culture and interact with influential business leaders to better understand the reasons for Germany’s legendary productivity. Over a power-packed week, PGPXP executives would undergo specific modules like – ‘Doing business in Germany’, ‘Innovation management in Germany’, ‘Cross cultural management’ with industry visits to Bosch, Freudenberg, BASF and/or SAP etc.
The Woxsen school of Business, Hyderabad has signed a partnership agreement with Nanyang Business School, Singapore for the ‘Global Immersion Program’ set to commence with Woxsen’s PGPXP class of 2015. Nanyang is an FT top-50 ranked business school (http://rankings.ft.com/businessschoolrankings/global-mba-ranking-2014) imparting management training to undergraduates, graduates and executives.
Under the agreement, Woxsen’s students would travel to Nanyang Business School, Singapore for a week-long Global Immersion Program. During the immersion, the students would engage with Nanyang Professors, visit corporate houses, sample the local culture and interact with influential business leaders to better understand the globally prevalent best management practices.
Singapore’s history evokes an important question - “What enabled the island nation to so rapidly become the Asian hub for innovation, technology, finance and entrepreneurship?”. Our PGPXP students would be expected, during the immersion, to answer this question for themselves and imbibe the learning.
World Consulting & Research Corporation (WCRC) hosted the Global Indian Excellence Summit 2014 in London on July 21. At a glittering evening ceremony at London Marriott Hotel Grosvenor Square, attended by the captains of Indian industry and every who’s who of UK’s Indian community, India’s Most Promising Brands 2014, a listing brand publication, was launched.
The Chairman of Woxsen School of Business Mr Praveen Pula was the proud recipient of the E&Y validated Emerging Business Leaders in Education Award. Woxsen School of Business also won the India’s Most Promising Brand award.
Earlier in the morning, Lord Swaraj Paul of Marylebone opened the summit with an emotive keynote address where he stressed on the need to strive for excellence and on the special relationship between India and UK.
Speaking at the launch of the brand publication, Abhimanyu Ghosh, chairman of WCRC, said, ‘The vision of WCRC is not just to push brands to do better so that they retain their leadership position but also to showcase the success of Brand India on a global scale. WCRC wants to do the same for Indian and Asian brands’. Lord Paul received the Inspirational Icon of the Decade Award at the programme. Priti Patel, MP for Witham and Disapora Champion in the UK Government , received the Global Indian Icon of the Year Award.
Dr Ramaseshan Narasimhan with his strategic vision, was instrumental in paving the way ahead for WOXSEN since its inception as its Founding Dean. It is no exaggeration to say that under his able leadership WOXSEN was able to build a 'for-entrepreneurship' ecosystem. An able administrator and a well-read academic, his far-reaching insights on academics and direction in shaping the school’s strategy were always path breaking.
Having helped establish WOXSEN in the hearts and minds of aspiring entrepreneurs, Dr Narasimhan now desires to move back to being a Professor. Dr Narasimhan would soon be passing the baton of the Dean to Dr Vishnuprasad Nagadevara to build on the foundation that has been laid.
Dr Vishnuprasad Nagadevara is currently a faculty member in Quantitative Methods & Information Systems at IIM Bangalore, where he has been teaching since 1976. Dr Nagadevara obtained his Doctorate from Iowa State University, USA, in Economics and Operations Research. He also worked at the Iowa State University before moving to IIM, Bangalore. His current interests are Data Mining techniques and applications; application of Operations Research Techniques, Project Management, Project Evaluation and Information Technology Applications. Dr Nagadevara has carried out many research and consultancy projects for various organizations such as UNDP, NABARD, Government of India, Central Silk Board, Government of Karnataka, Karnataka Housing Board, NCDC, WIPRO, PSC, POWERGRID, ETA (UAE), Wise Scope Technologies (UAE) etc.
In 2011, Dr Nagadevara was honoured by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Dr Nagadevara received the PMI Distinguished Scholar Award for his noteworthy contribution to project management education training, research and consultancy.
Dr Nagadevera would take charge of the position of Dean with effect from 1st October 2014
The finals of the third edition of INDIAFRICA Business Venture Competition took place at Ghana Institute of Management & Public Administration, Accra on June 10. 'INDIAFRICA: A Shared Future' is a unique people-to-people contact programme that invites creative exchange between young Africans and Indians. It has been conceptualized by IdeaWorks Design & Strategy Pvt. Ltd, a Delhi based firm supported by the Ministry of External Affairs.
Amit Shahi, CEO of IdeaWorks Design & Strategy said that the competition had grown with each successive edition, both in terms of numbers and caliber of submissions. They received over 1,800 registrations this year from 42 African countries and India, out of whom 324 were finally selected for the three-stage jury process.
The eight teams in the finals included three teams from India, two from Nigeria and one each from Ghana, Zambia and Senegal. One team each from Africa and India was to be announced winner of the WOXSEN INDIAFRICA Grand Prize that included Rs 7,50,000 in cash and trips to Davos during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in January 2015 and to the UK to attend the Skoll World Forum.
The winning team from India was led by Prabhat Kumar from Ashoka University, Delhi. Their business venture focuses on providing timely, effective and appropriate diagnostic tests. They aim to establish MicroX Labs, which will develop a very low cost, energy efficient, easy to use, fully automatic and portable blood test analyzer for the 14-parameter CBC Test, which is one of the most common diagnostic tests in the world, and can detect and indicate more than 25 types of diseases.
From Africa, Obanor Chukwuwezam of University of Lagos, Nigeria and his team were adjudged winners. Their business model includes setting up of an e-learning platform, Prepclass.com.ng, which uses the latest web technologies to ensure that relevant local content such as past questions, past tests, class notes; interactive audio and 2D/3D videos are available to users on demand via their digital devices.
Prizes were given away at an Awards Ceremony by Hon'ble Mahama Ayariga, Ghana's Minister for Information and Media Relations, H. E. K Jeeva Sagar, India's High Commissioner to Ghana and Cmdr. (Retd) Shrikumar Sangiah, CEO WOXSEN School of Business.
On the evening of 28th May 2014, Woxsen School of Business in association with D&B raised a toast to congratulate India’s Top 500 companies and honor the top performers with D&B Corporate awards.
The event witnessed insightful presentations of ideas and economic insights by eminent personalities like Dr. Arun Shourie (former World Bank economist and journalist), Mr. Kaushal Sampat (CEO - D&B), Mr. V.P. Nandkumar (MD & CEO – Manappuram Finance), Dr. Alok Bharadwaj (Executive V.P – Canon India) and Dr. M.R. Rao (Provost – Woxsen School of Business).
Dr. M.R. Rao, Provo