Taking charge of Management Education in India

The faculty at the Institute of Product Leadership comes with immense industry experience and this helps us to understand the practical application of the concepts as opposed to just the academic perspective says Archit Uppot Alumni of the Institute of Product Leadership.

Why and when did you feel the necessity of an Executive MBA in Product Leadership?

“While I was working within the SAP ecosystem as a consultant for over 6 years, it was during that time that I was contemplating what would I like to do in my professional career next.”
On exploring further, “I came across Product Management and luckily I found the Institute of Product Leadership and I joined the Executive MBA program in Product Leadership at the Pune campus and since then there has been no looking back”.

How is the curriculum at the Institution preparing you to make a career transition?

“ The faculty at the Institute of Product Leadership  comes with immense industry experience and this helps us to understand the practical application of the concepts as opposed to just the academic perspective. The concepts in the curriculum are not just taught, we are guided on how to apply these immediately, either within our existing engagements or in projects. This helps build a deeper understanding and confidence in the applications of these concepts. This played a crucial role in me being able to showcase the skills that I haven’t had the opportunity to use professionally”.

Did you receive any assistance from the placement cell at the Institute?

“ This opportunity at Xpanxion was presented to me through the Institutes’ Career Management Cell. I am Grateful to CMC Cell at IPL for it! I am certain there are very few B-Schools globally which allows career transitions before completing the program”. “It was a challenge for me to get the right opportunities having ample experience in a functional role, but not significant in a typical Product role. I used techniques taught at IPL to communicate my product management skillset. Also, a deeper understanding of concepts was all learned and applied in IPL classes”.

About your role at the organization before joining Xpanxion?

” As an Assistant Manager, I was leading my team to implement SAP for India and US entities for the operation in disparate and manual systems. Daily responsibilities included process improvements and team management. I wasn’t shy to express my interest in Product role within the organization and was given an opportunity in a couple of projects in the capacity of a PM”.

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