How is universal Business School, karjat (Maharastra) for mba?

I am software developer looking to swtich roles into management. recently i came across Universal business school . Looks like a black hole but i want to confirm whether its is legitimate or just another people who eat money by opening college

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RE: How is universal Business School, karjat (Maharastra) for mba?

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Founder & CEO: Discovering Careers India
  • pune

Dear Aspirant,

UBS is a good Institute, AICTE approved PGDM. However it has no linkage with any Indian University for MBA program. Their MBA are accredited by foreign Universities.

So if you wish to take admission to UBS, PGDM would be good. As far as Faculty, infrastructure is concerned it is very good and you can go ahead with this.

However a word of caution, it is always recommended to do MBA from Top 10 BSchools. If you crack the CAT with above 98 percentile, then do not settle for UBS and other BSchools.

You being a software engineer, why you want to do MBA? After MBA you may not be into software field. Why dont you go into more advanced level of technical knowledge in software?

If you have more than 5 years of work experience, I would suggest you to do Executive MBA or Part Time MBA from Top 10 BSchools around Mumbai and Pune.

Best Wishes

RE: How is universal Business School, karjat (Maharastra) for mba?


In software field i dont get time with family and all . All time is diverted into coding and learning new skills that are coming or updateing . I dont get time to spend time with friends and family. hence i want to change the field something into managerial role.
Is there Counsellor from mumbai or know about mumbai scenario. The thing is like i was thinking do do distance mba but is it worth. I have asked some HR in mumbai some say its not worth , some say some companies accept but not all . What should i do .
I need good solution/way in which i still have plan B that is my software field if distance mba wont work and ongoing i can do mba . Now another question is what specialization should i opt for ?
If i do Distance MBA in Finance or Operation etc, i dont have any experience in that ? will company hire me

RE: How is universal Business School, karjat (Maharastra) for mba?

Aparna M Venkatesan
Aparna M Venkatesan
Verified Career Expert
PhD Management And Organizational Psychologist
  • Hosur

Hi, I would definitely recommend for the top Business schools in India rather going for foreign accredited Universities in India. Though UBS might sound a little bit okay, if I were you, it wouldn't be in my options because it is not on the top list of business schools in India. As you have had some amount of work experience already, taking some time to prepare for CAT or GMAT exam and then appearing for interviews with top business schools in the country is more advisable.
You can sit for CAT to do MBA with IIM's and IIT's. Among them IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, IIM Indore, IIT Kharagpur Vinod Gupta School of Management, IIT Madras, IIT Bombay, IIT Kanpur, IIT Delhi and IIT Roorkee are highly recommended.
Equally ISB Hyderabad or Mohali campus is advisable but please note that ISB requires either a GRE or GMAT score and not any CAT or GATE.
In the next set of schools, consider Fore school of Management, TAPAI Manipal. Look for an entry option in any one of the above said schools and going outside this is not advisable. MBA is a professional degree and the studying experience is different to other degrees. It should be taught with some case studies and class discussions and you will have excellent learning experience only with the above mentioned business schools.
So take some time out to prepare for CAT/ GATE according to the institution of your choice and apply accordingly. All the best.

RE: How is universal Business School, karjat (Maharastra) for mba?


But aapumira,
I dont want to risk my profession . What if i dont get very high marks in GMAT . I dont want to stay idle. Is Part time or Distance Valuable in Mumbai . I am from software field. If i do Part time or distance , i think the HR's would be in favour of people with experience from relevant fields ?
Is it good to do part time or distance mba in mumbai?

RE: How is universal Business School, karjat (Maharastra) for mba?

Meghna Mukherjee
Meghna Mukherjee
Verified Career Expert
Counselor at Adaptive Minds
  • Mumbai

Hi There,

Firstly, I would not like to repeat what the above two counselors have mentioned about studying from UBS.

Secondly, your idea about pursuing management to spend time with family is completely wrong. If this is the reason for you to pursue an MBA, mind you the MBA would be only in terms of degree and you would not be happy in the job market. If you are happy and are interested in softwares, I would highly recommend that focus on your job, and also try and finish your work on time and do not opt for any work on weekends even if it is as simple as working from home.

Now coming to your third question, doing an MBA in correspondence or as a Part-time, is valid only when you are working in a particular domain and are getting complete work experience practicals as well as theory.
What I mean here is, eg. If you are interested in the Finance sector, then while pursuing an MBA in Finance, you should be also working in the Finance department, though at the junior level, and get hands on experience. Only then the MBA is worthwhile.

Since MBA is just not theoretical but more of practical experience, This is generally covered in a full time MBA, as students need to compulsory go for internships.

As far as the industrial value is concerned, many people have many different viewpoints. Though as a counselor, I would say, industry apart from the name of the B-School, course type, do focus on the industry experience one has. So I do give more importance to experience.

So if you are interested in a managerial role, please do shift roles ASAP.

Lastly choosing a specialization. I do completely agree with the counselor anandjee, that shifting to a managerial role will completely take you out from the software role.
Any specialization from Finance to marketing to HR to Operations does not go hand-in-hand with your qualification.

So best would be to talk and reason out with departmental heads and get an idea about their job roles and then select. Your research is equally important.

Though I believe all counselors here are apt to help you, but since you have written a counselor from Mumbai, I am working in Mumbai itself. So any queries, do let me know how I can help

Hope this helps.

Wish you good luck

RE: How is universal Business School, karjat (Maharastra) for mba?


hi meghna, i think I.T. field is good as i have relevant experience in this. Can you share career path for Business Analyst ? I have heard some people who dont like coding often move to business analyst ? so i wanted to know its career path

RE: How is universal Business School, karjat (Maharastra) for mba?

Meghna Mukherjee
Meghna Mukherjee
Verified Career Expert
Counselor at Adaptive Minds
  • Mumbai

Hi There,

Good that you have decided to go along with IT that is your strength.

As far as Business analysts is concerned, they are the bridge between the business and the value it carries to their stockholders.

The Business Analyst is an agent of change.
Business analysis is used to identify and articulate the need for change in how organizations work, and to facilitate that change. Business analysts work across all levels of an organization and may be involved in everything from defining strategy, to creating the enterprise architecture, to taking a leadership role by defining the goals and requirements for programs and projects or supporting continuous improvement in its technology and processes.
In short, Business analysis is the discipline of identifying business needs and determining solutions to business problems.

Business Analyst are known to be brainy and very comfortable with maths and logical reasoning and research capabilities.

A linkage of Software professional with Business Analysts portfolio, helps the organizations to follow best practices, strategising, solution assessment & validation etc

Apart from qualifications, basically knowledge related to management and building strategies and troubleshooting, other qualities needed are:
1. Communicating Details and Concepts
2. Technical Skills
3. Conceptual Modelling Skills
4. Curiosity
5. Decomposing the Abstract into Details
6. mentoring and Coaching
7. Communicating Risks
8. Leveraging the "Parking Lot"
9. Change Management
10. Asking WHY?
11. Impromptu Whiteboard Drawing
12. Analytical Skills
13. Problem Solving Skills
14. Decision - Making Skills
15. Negotiation & Persuasion Skills
16. Managerial Skills

Check the Following Institute:

As such with knowledge of your hardware and networking Data mining a part of BA, this career will fulfill your need to be in the managerial role and will give justice to your basic Graduation too.

Wish you good luck.............

RE: How is universal Business School, karjat (Maharastra) for mba?


and the progression career path for business analyst would be?

RE: How is universal Business School, karjat (Maharastra) for mba?

Meghna Mukherjee
Meghna Mukherjee
Verified Career Expert
Counselor at Adaptive Minds
  • Mumbai


If we had to track the Path for a BA, it would definitely reach a dead end sooner or later.

Becuase being a senior Anlaysts, one is at the peak of his career, since his main role would be an architect of change or rather developing systems and startegies.

Lets start from the beginning.
Initially, few titals or positions offered to a BA includes:

  • Developer (or "Programmer", or "Systems Analyst"
  • Quality Assurance Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Technical Support, Customer Support specialist
  • Infrastructure (IT) specialist

From here you move on to become a senior level techie:

  • Project Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Account Manager (internal customers)

Whichever role you are put in, your basic role remains the same strategizing, or planning.
So best would be to increase your Process knowledge.

Here to remain happy in your portfolio and get a hype in your role, you would have to expand your role

Think about this in terms of how big a step you want to take, a small step, a mid-sized leap, or a big leap.

Small step
Stay within your general domain (or business process) but add a new, closely-related sub-domain (or business process) to complement your existing specialty area.

Mid-sized leap
Extend your activities into a new domain within your current business unit, so that you can take advantage of the trust-based relationships you have with senior and executive managers.

Big Leap
Extend your activities into an unrelated domain where you will have to build new relationships with managers and single contributors. This kind of leap is not for the faint of heart.

The above chart explains the 3 leaps with an eg:
A small step would be working in Finance where you are a Senior BA in sub-domain F1.2, and taking on activities or responsibilities for closely-related sub-domain F1.1.

A mid-sized leap would be working in Finance where you are a Senior BA in sub-domain F1.1 and taking on activities or responsibilities in related sub-domain F3.1.

A big leap would be working in Finance and taking on activities where you must learn about the IT infrastructure that supports the business applications used in Finance.

Hope this helps.

Wish you good luck................

RE: How is universal Business School, karjat (Maharastra) for mba?


Actually, In term of long term goal , i was thinking about VP / Head / CIO ( If luck favoured) , Suggest something keeping this roles in mind.

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