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I am 39 years old. I hold a bachelors degree in commerce with 12 years of experience in sales. However, even at this age, I am working as a sales executive in a private limited company. I am not drawing a very good salary. What do I do to improve my chances of getting a better job?
 
Identify with this query? If you wish to add an MBA degree to your resume to enhance your career growth, read on!
 
Although it may seem counter intuitive, but it is true - getting ahead in your professional field doesn't always mean zooming at full speed down a chosen path. In many cases, it is helpful to take things down a notch, follow a different course or consider going to school - even if you're in the middle of a blossoming career. Today there are many who understand the importance of a business degree as they know that it is never the wrong time to get one that will do wonders for their careers.
 
One thing that you need to remember is that a correspondence or part-time MBAs are positioned as career-enhancement programmes. They are basically designed to make the participant more effective in his or her current organisation. The truth, however, is that an individual who chooses to do part-time MBA is essentially seeking better prospects. 'Better' may variously be defined as a promotion, or a shift from a smaller company to a larger one, or into different roles - from software to marketing. Essentially, there is a sense of stagnation in the current workplace/ job function and an MBA appears to be the only 'way out'.
 
Here are some options you can try out, based on your aptitude and preferences, and expand your horizons. Take your pick from the list of courses!
 
Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar
 
Programme Design
 
This three-year part-time programme is designed for executives, working anywhere in the country. The curriculum is similar to the two-year full-time PGDBM programme. The participants will reside in the campus for 15 days at a time, thrice a year. In the intervening period, they are expected to complete the assigned readings and projects.
 
Eligibility
 
The minimum requirements for admission to the three-year part-time ex-PGP programme are:
 
A three-year Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent) in any discipline recognised by the Association of Indian Universities is the requirement for Post-Graduate studies in Management.
 
At least three years of experience in executive capacity in an organisation of repute in the public, private or non-governmental sector. Self-employed persons with minimum five years experience after obtaining qualifying degree can also be considered.
 
Age limit: Between 24 and 45 years
 
Sponsorship or No Objection certificate from the employer for pursuing this course at XIMB.
 
Selection Process
 
Eligible candidates will be called for group discussion and personal interview session at Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata or Mumbai. Screening for interview will be based on the candidate's past academic performance and relevant work experience.
 
For more information contact
 
Admissions Office,
Xavier Institute of Management,
Xavier Square,
Bhubaneswar: 751 013
Phone: 0674-2300 007/098/688/821/846
E-mail: admisn@ximb.ac.in
 





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