IPMX Learnings At IIM Lucknow

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By Chirag Bhargava

The conviction to learn revolves around the same principle of preparing ourselves to become shapeless, moulding ourselves as per new framework, re-framing ourselves according to new environment and retaining ourselves in adverse conditions.

IPMX has rightly pointed me in the direction of inculcating this organized and structured thinking. Guidance of scholarly professors, rigorous 800+ contact hours, live projects and huge network of 800+ alumni have given me a platform to dive into, for me, the unchartered aspects of academics, business acumen, peer learning and self-development.

IPMX program has provided me with some of important analytical tools and the ways of utilizing them to take the right decision. Practical learning through industry visits and live projects has helped implement theoretical concepts in real time framework.

Our exposure to European business through BMW and Volkswagen’s operational understanding, financial status of Mittelstand (small and medium-sized enterprises in German-speaking countries– Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and supply chain management of Louis Vuitton during International immersion program has provided us interesting insights into how Europe has evolved its manufacturing industry.

IPMX program has provided me with some of important analytical tools and the ways of utilizing them to take the right decision. Practical learning through industry visits and live projects has helped implement theoretical concepts in real time framework.

Visits to the Indian embassy and interaction with eminent people of our country in foreign land provided us an opportunity to explore political avenues.

Pedagogy of explaining concepts utilizing cases and various research results, faculty’s exposure and consultancy projects with Indian and International companies have provided us with a holistic way of looking at business.

The importance of appreciating the existence of all stake holders, prioritizing common business goal over individualistic aspiration, balancing growth of organization and associated people are just some of the values IPMX has inculcated in me.

The process of vendor development to ensure vertical integration and its importance in organization growth, negotiation, mergers and acquisition has widened my perspective of understanding business as community and sustainable growth.

A competitive advantage that IPMX has provided me with is the opportunity to interact, learn and observe along with 63 beautiful and intelligent minds. Each one having the uniqueness to provide you deeper insights into diversity and its advantages through peer learning.

Managing conflicts, positive argumentative approach, increased reflexive ability has groomed me well enough to deal confidently in professional and personal life.

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Ted Talks and responsibilities to organize events like Leadership talk series, ‘Udayam’ and a football tournament have not only enriched me with confidence and communicating capabilities but also improved my way of analyzing situations logically.

Interaction with eminent leaders such as SBI Card CEO Vijay Jasuja has inculcated in me humbleness in working with subordinates. Learnings from AT Kearney HR head Rakhi Malik made me aware of people management aspects prevalent in the industry in India and abroad.

As a whole, IPMX has axed the periphery around me on wisely managing time, enhancing my ethos, increased confidence, collaboration and perception. In the end, I believe “It’s what we think we know that keeps us from learning” and it has been IPMXED.

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Chirag Bhargava is in the IPMX (2016-17) batch, the one year full time MBA program for executives at IIM Lucknow, Prior to joining IIM L, Chirag worked for Accenture Services Pvt Ltd and Secure Meters Ltd. He has a 9+ years of experience IT consulting and project management. His primary interests is ERP technology. He likes to spend time with his family and friends. He can be reached at chirag_bhargava@rediffmail.com

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