Grey Matters, So Does Knowledge
I religiously read newspapers to keep myself abreast with latest in my field. But jargon in the leading Financial Dailies is confusing at times. The financial world is evolving fast and we have to learn and adapt. For us, performance is the only key to survive. When British Council asked bloggers what would they like to study in the UK, where and why?…My long lost wish of studying at London School of Economics and Political Science revived. And so does my hunger for knowledge.
14 years back, I wanted to pursue an Undergraduate Degree in Economics. But now being a Fellow Company Secretary with seven years of successful practice, I have to opt for a course which would supplement my existing knowledge base and help me scale greater heights in my current profession. After a lot of evaluation, I zeroed in - Executive Global Masters in Management. Ever since I started dealing with Management of various companies and thinking of expanding my firm, I am faced with scenarios which require more than basic knowledge of Management. It requires not only the expertise to handle complex situations but thinking out-of-box.
This course takes a step ahead of the majority of programs by broadening the Core Subject areas. From Foundations of Management to Strategy and Innovation, the program is designed to give a deep understanding of markets globally. It teaches basic business tools with an approach to sharpening our skills which aid us in becoming leaders, who can bring change. The curriculum is designed to make us Critical Thinkers. One of the testimonies posted on LSE’s website by an entrepreneur was just the dose of assurance I needed.
The best part about this program is that we can learn the latest from one of the most renowned institutions while working full-time. So, the biggest plus of this course is that it is designed for working professionals like me. We can pursue it along with our jobs and add to our learnings and polish our forte. Interaction with professionals from various backgrounds, who would study and share their experiences with each other is an added advantage. And the best faculty to mentor us is like icing on the cake. Living in London, Istanbul, and Singapore during the duration of the course will give the first-hand experience of their work culture and knowledge of management practices. Also, this video by the LSE’s Students’ Union refreshed my college memories and infused fresh energy to study in this world-class institution. When asked why LSE? This video would serve as the coolest reason!
Besides the many advantages, this course and brand name offer, one main reason I want to pursue this course is my desire to learn something new by overcoming various challenges thrown at me. Our generation doesn’t belong to 9 to 5 routine. We love our job as it gives us opportunities to unlock and challenge our own abilities. We are not conventional Indian working class. We are Knowledge Workers. With world-class degree on my CV and exposure of working atmosphere of Europe and Asia, I can grow not only as an individual but those who work with me can also prosper.
Executive Global Master's in Management will not only fulfill my long lost wish of studying at London School of Economics but also give me immense knowledge which I will use in expanding my firm. Lastly, as Bertolt Brecht said,
‘Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but to see quickly how to make them good.’
I can't And the ability to quickly amend your mistakes comes from knowledge. Intelligence and knowledge go hand in hand in charting success. In fact, both are two sides of the same coin. In a nutshell - Grey Matters and so does Knowledge.
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