New Delhi, July 6, 2020: Indian School of Business & Finance (ISBF), New Delhi, a leading institute in Economics, Finance and Management in India providing international degrees from reputed foreign Universities for over a decade, concluded the first leg of its first-ever immersive summer workshop, iAspire, for current and graduated class XII students.
The workshop series, which will witness illustrious industry veterans including the likes of Dr. Rajat Kathuria, Nikhil Arora, Deep Kalra, and Dr. James Abdey from LSE, has been modelled into a 16-hour contact programme spread over the first two weekends of July (4th & 5th July 2020 and 11th & 12th July 2020).
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The first 8 hours of the workshop had over 40 students from top schools across the country participate in webinars hosted by the distinguished ISBF faculty and eminent industry speakers, including Pallavi Malani, Managing Partner and Director, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Pranay Agarwal, Equity Research Analyst at Goldman Sachs India, who delivered interactive sessions on consulting and financial services as career paths.
During his session, Mr. Pranay Agarwal, also an ISBF-alumnus, talked about his experience in the Financial Services sector and iterated on “different jobs and functions and roles like investment banking, investment management, corporate finance, wealth management, etc, that fall within the ambit of financial services.”
In one of the most anticipated workshop sessions of the iAspire series, Pallavi Malani offered students an opportunity to gain invaluable insights into the world and workings of management consulting as a career and what to expect from the domain. “Providing Management Consultancy on critical issues to businesses and Government is nearly analogous to the sharing of advice on intricate matters shared with family and friends,” remarked Ms Malani, capturing the undivided attention of the participants.
In the last session of the day, Navni Kothari and Sahil Arora, both Assistant Professors of Economics at ISBF, introduced students to ‘Essential Tools to Maximise Productivity’. The session, as titled, focused on productivity tools and exposed students to Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, along with deep-diving into the features of some of Google’s offerings – Docs, Sheets, Keep, Calendar – and the intricacies of email writing to yield maximum efficiency. Prof Arora also shone some light on tools available to participants for the purpose of research, academics, and simplification of large sets of complicated data tables, which are the backbone of a career in economics.
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The coming weekend (July 11 & 12, 2020) of iAspire has an exciting array of illuminary industry experts lined up – Mr. Deep Kalra, Founder & CEO of MakeMyTrip, Mr. Nikhil Arora, MD and Vice President, GoDaddy, Mr. Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and Mr. Vikas Newatia, CEO, Royal and Sun Alliance India – who will lead sessions on a wide range of topics including policymaking, development sector, marketing, entrepreneurship, actuarial science and academia.
ISBF was founded in 2006 with the vision of delivering world‐class education in India. Through its partnerships with global giants like University of London, The London School of Economics and Political Science and Kingston University, ISBF ensures that students receive a rigorous, application-oriented and global education, which is relevant to local needs.
Many of them transfer to foreign universities in their second year of undergraduate study, go on to prestigious institutions for higher study, or secure placements in India or overseas with leading multinational corporations.
ISBF students are taught by an expert and highly qualified group of faculty members and also see deep engagement from partnering universities, who train ISBF’s teachers as well as conduct classes for students. On the LSE led programmes, ISBF students study the same curriculum and are held to the same standards as LSE students, with the programmes culminating into a University of London degree at a fraction of the cost.
Today, ISBF is one of LSE’s top five Teaching Institutions in the world, and also enjoys University of London’s Affiliate Centre status, the highest recognition accorded to teaching institutions by the university.
In the Academic Year 2020-2021, ISBF has initiated the Business Management (Honors) undergraduate programme in partnership with Kingston University. Students of this programme are full-fledged Kingston University students who necessarily transfer to KU in third year and graduate in London. They receive all the same benefits as international students studying at Kingston University including hostel accommodation, 2-year work VISA and other career related benefits. The programme also offers an optional year-long internship anywhere in the world. Students complete this programme at less than half the cost at ISBF.
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