Choosing a Bschool is a complicated decision, with the involvement of multiple variables, each equally important. Not only quantitative but also qualitative measures must be considered while making a prudent decision. Keeping the gravity of the decision in mind, here are the reasons why SJMSOM can be the right place for you:
The Fees: The immediate ROI one derives post their MBA is one of the most important factors to consider before investing in a Bschool. In that regard, SOM has one of the lowest fees across Bschools in India, all the while not compromising on the quality of education and job prospects one expects to have in their post-MBA careers.
Low-Batch Size: While not the most talked of criteria among aspirants, it is certainly one that must not be overlooked. A smaller batch size helps in two ways. First, it helps create an environment where tighter relationships can be forged. It provides one an opportunity to get to know their batchmates on a much more personal level. Second, a smaller batch size inadvertently means lower competition during placements as well as for other opportunities on campus, thereby making it easier for one to grab the opportunities one seeks.
Location: Being located in the heart of the financial capital of the country has its advantages. Apart from being surrounded by corporates where one would aspire to work, it also means easy access to business leaders for guest talks, thereby leading to better networking opportunities.
The IITB brand: One cannot deny the immense power that the IITB brand commands in the country, both among the corporates and the general populace. Being associated with the IITB brand is something that perhaps every individual dreams of, yet few see it to fruition. SOM allows you to leverage the IITB brand to its fullest, and in turn, demonstrate that you’re a champion, destined to be the best.
Infrastructure: The IITB campus is nothing short of a city in and of itself. Occupying a whopping 545 acres, the campus is equipped with the best infrastructure resources. Be it the world-class lecture halls, the gigantic swimming pool, top-notch hostels, hospitals, or food outlets; the campus has it all to offer. Besides, the campus is an absolute treat with its greenery and prevailing fauna.
Industry interaction: As an aspiring manager, one must be privy to the happenings of the business world. SOM does it by bridging the gap between the students and the industry. Regular domain-specific industry sessions (called Continuums) and subject-driven addresses (called Dikshas) ensure that students gain a holistic perspective of how business is conducted in the rapidly evolving world we live in. The best part is that each session is delivered by senior business leaders from across the globe, thereby making sure that students learn from the very best. Moreover, being a part of the IITB ecosystem allows one to be a part of inter-departmental teams, and also take courses from IITB itself!
The Fight-as-a-Batch Narrative: Last but certainly not least, SOM is a close-knit family. Here, we don’t compete among ourselves. Instead, we compete outside the campus as one strong unit. Fight-as-a-batch is the way of life here at SOM and is inculcated in every incoming batch right at the start. One thing’s for certain. No matter who you are or where you come from, once you join SOM, you’re a part of the family, one that’s growing and emerging stronger every year.
Here’s hoping to see you soon as a part of the SOM family!