In addition, they employed their understanding of supply chain management to benchmark key capabilities with competition and identify opportunities for improvement.As I witnessed the progress made by these two consultants, I realized that in order to achieve my long-term professional goals, I needed to return to school to expand my understanding of the fundamentals of corporate and industry analysis.In the short-term, however, I may explore exciting business ideas and examine ways to build a sustainable business with the help of the Wharton Venture Initiation Program.
During my tenure with the MAS department, I have encountered challenges that have motivated me to seek a management degree.
For example, last year, we conducted a process risk review for a cash-starved Indian auto ancillary that had expanded capacity without assessing sources of competitive advantage.
In addition to providing me with an opportunity to apply what I have learned, a position in the growth practice will expose me to the practical issues of new business creation.
Three to five years after earning an MBA, I would expect to establish my own business venture.
Thus, when the Management Assurance Services (MAS) practice was established in India, the challenge of working in a new service line and the opportunity to help improve the risk management mechanisms of businesses influenced me to join it.
In the last three years, I have improved risk management capabilities of clients by addressing strategic, enterprise and operational risk issues.My father completed his engineering degree and secured a government job in India, which he continues to hold to this day.My uncle's path began similarly; like my father, he earned an engineering degree.With the objective of learning about business, I completed my bachelor's degree in Commerce and joined KPMG in the Audit & Business Advisory Department.I believed that a career with an accounting firm would serve me in two ways: first, by enhancing my knowledge of accounting -- the language of business -- and second, by providing me with an excellent introduction to the business world.I also believe that management education can help me develop other vital skills essential to my standing as a professional.For example, I will benefit from the opportunity to further polish my public speaking ability and hone my skills as a negotiator.Also, I have had limited experience working outside India, and I feel that an international education will equip me with the skills necessary to deal with foreign suppliers and customers.After graduating from Wharton, I will seek a position in a strategy consulting firm in its business building/growth practice.It was clear that the company needed to rethink its business and operational strategy.Since the MAS department lacked the necessary skills to execute the project, we hired consultants to assist us in the assignment.