Why I Chose To Step Away From Finance And Joined TAS - An XLRI Alumna's Journey


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Manoj Maran

hi, did you pursue hr course from xlri? is it possible to move from hr to finance or analytics role after mba?

17 Jun, 2019 |

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Miti Vaidya

Hi Manoj, no, I was in Business Management at XLRI, not HR. If you join any of the general management profiles (like TAS or ABGLP) or a management consulting firm (like BCG or McKinsey), then it is quite possible to move out of HR to other business functions. However, if you get into pure HR roles right from the beginning, it may be harder to move out. There are people who have done it, of course. But most people who get into XLRI HR do so with the intent of making a career in HR. Moving into a start-up could be another opportunity to move out of only HR profiles.

17 Jun, 2019 |


ADHAVAN RK

Thank you. Extensive analysis and presentation

17 Jun, 2019 |


Rahul Amesar

Very well said and thought provoking. Thank you

17 Jun, 2019 |


Gireesh Gireesh

Hi Miti, I'm 24 and I just completed CA and I want to pursue a course in finance. I'm perplexed whether to do CFA now or to work a couple years in a finance role and then do MBA. Which one would you recommend

17 Jun, 2019 |

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Miti Vaidya

Hi Manoj, no, I was in Business Management at XLRI, not HR. If you join any of the general management profiles (like TAS or ABGLP) or a management consulting firm (like BCG or McKinsey), then it is quite possible to move out of HR to other business functions. However, if you get into pure HR roles right from the beginning, it may be harder to move out. There are people who have done it, of course. But most people who get into XLRI HR do so with the intent of making a career in HR. Moving into a start-up could be another opportunity to move out of only HR profiles.

17 Jun, 2019 |

Manoj Maran

okk... thnk u and all the best bro

17 Jun, 2019 |

Miti Vaidya

CFA is not a full-time course, so technically you could do CFA alongside your work now, and then figure out later whether an MBA is going to add further value. If you already have a CA and / or CFA, then in my opinion you should consider doing an MBA only if: 1. You're not getting the type of roles you want 2. You're not satisfied with the level of remuneration you are getting 3. You think that the intangibles of a B-school brand name and network will be highly valuable / required Of course, the actual difference of any of the above 3 points depends indirectly on the type of B-School you get into. With a CA / CFA, your remuneration is anyway likely to be higher than that of a graduate. Will it be worthwhile to forego that for two years + make a substantial monetary investment in the MBA? As a general thumb rule, for someone who is already a CA / CFA, I'd say do an MBA only if you're getting into one of the top 5-10 B-schools (assuming you're considering only India). It's hard to provide a clear either / or answer to such questions because there are so many variables in actual career graph, but hopefully this gives you some direction to think in. Cheers!

17 Jun, 2019 |

Miti Vaidya

Consider reading this as well for some perspective - https://insideiim.com/the-cfa-conundrum/

17 Jun, 2019 |


Siddhesh Salkar

Great answer. Thanks

17 Jun, 2019 |


Purva Sharma

Hey miti great reading your article I'm currently working in tata power . And was so surprised to read that you were also a part of this organization

19 Jun, 2019 |