University at Buffalo, MS 2011-13 Graduation Ceremony
The convocation for the MBA-MS and EMBA-MS batch of 2011-2013 was held on 23rd March, 2014 at Amrita University, Bangalore Campus. The event was attended by the graduates from both the respective batches along with their family. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Mr. K. B. Nagaraju, CEO of the successful e-commerce retailer BigBasket.com. The event also saw the presence of Prof. Ram Ramesh – Department Chair, SUNY-Buffalo and Prof. Manoj P – Chairperson, ASB – Bangalore.
Prof. Manoj delivered the welcome address by welcoming the guests, the graduates and their families. He moved on to sharing how special the batch was for him, both professionally and personally. He emphasised on the changes that EMBA-MS and MBA-MS programs have undergone with respect to the courses and the faculty profiles, in line with the industry and market scenario.
Prof. Ram Ramesh spoke about how the MBA and the MS programs complement each other in understanding the theoretical aspects, gaining industry exposure and applying it better from a career perspective. He also spoke about how managing is an important part of the graduates’ future careers and how insightful they should be in order for the management to be successful. He then told the gathering that with the way technology was moving today, staying connected was as important as any daily routine in life. With a multitude of platforms on the social networking band wagon, he said staying connected was a simple feat and has multiple advantages as one climbs up the corporate ladder.
The last speaker was Mr. K. B. Nagaraju who spoke about his own life experiences to set an example of how to battle the outside world. Staying healthy, thinking out of the box, enjoying life even if it means compromising on the money, doing something out of the ordinary etc were some of the things that he counselled everyone must do to maintain the work-life balance. He also touched upon the importance of networking and re-highlighted some of its advantages.
Friday, July 11, 2014 - 14:00