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Working Conditions :

Working Hours Although most University offices are open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Friday, there are many variations in work schedules for individual positions. The normal work week is 40 hours. Your supervisor will explain your position's work schedule. The University tries to provide flexible work schedules for the convenience of employees, when work duties and business operations permit. Contact your supervisor to request an Irregular or Flexible Work Schedule Request form if you want to request a "flexible" work schedule. Your supervisor may approve your request if departmental workload and service requirements allow it. Absence and Tardiness You are a member of a team that requires your presence to perform its duties effectively. If you must be absent, or have to report late, telephone your supervisor as soon as possible. Unauthorized absences or tardiness are considered leave without pay and may result in disciplinary action. Classified employees absent from work for five consecutive unauthorized days of leave are considered to have resigned. Overtime and Compensatory Time Your duties may require you to work some overtime. Your supervisor must approve in advance any overtime you work. Eligibility for overtime depends on your status under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the terms of your collective bargaining agreement. Your supervisor or the Office of Human Resources can tell you whether your position is subject to or exempt from overtime pay. If your position is eligible for overtime, you must receive overtime pay in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement. Visit here to review those provisions.

Term of Employment Most positions at OSU are regular full or part-time positions that work 12 months each calendar year, according to department workload, priorities and funding. Variations incl

Qualification Necessary for entry & sucess:


Graduation in any stream with a minimum of 50% aggregate makes you eligible to apply for an MBA. Every college has its entrance exam or there are some national level combined entrance tests like CAT, MAT,whose scores are acceptable at different colleges. Group Discussions and Personal Interviews may follow in prestigious colleges once you are shortlisted as per all India level scores. Courses for MBA in Project Management have various dimensions to it, which include Information System, Accounting, Marketing, Strategic, Framework, Quality, Risk and Procurement, Scope, Time and Costing, Finances, HR, Communications and Integration Management

Preparation Needed:
An invitation for an interview shows that, on paper, you are the right person required by the organisation for the vacant position. In fact, it is estimated that 80% of candidates are rejected at the application stage so you are really more than three quarters of the way towards getting the job! Larger organisations will have interviewers who are often personnel professionals, or who are trained and experienced interviewers, so expect the interview to be very structured to obtain the maximum from you. In smaller firms you are more likely to be interviewed by a partner who may not be a trained interviewer. If you are confronted by a 'bad' interviewer you will have to work hard to use the questions as a means of conveying the points you wish to make. It can be a good idea to try to steer the conversation towards the topics you have particular strengths in, highlighting your good points. There are several different types of interview/questioning techniques:

The straightforward chronological interview, where you are asked questions around your CV / Application form Criterion referenced interviews, where you will be asked to give examples of how you meet their criteria e.g., examples of teamwork, negotiating, leadership The off-the-wall questions where you might be asked some bizarre questions. This is to see if you can think on the spot and how creative/logical you are. The pressurised interview where your views will be challenged (or even ridiculed) and you might feel like you are being goaded into an argument. If this happens to you do not lose your cool, it is to test how you react under extreme

pressure and to see if you can hold your own without starting a fight or being reduced to tears. Preparation is essential if you want to do well. Have a look at the checklist: Stage 1 - Preparation

Re-read your resume. Prepare questions to ask and to be asked Work out clothes to wear Rehearse interview Anticipate the obvious questions during the interview Work out a strategy for dealing with stress Read vacancy details, employer's literature - what they are and what they want Know where the interview will take place Stage 2 - First Impressions Count

Arrive in good time Make a good entrance Body language - handshake, posture, eye contact Smile Stage 3 - The Interview

Be yourself Be honest Be prepared to talk - but not too much Don't be afraid to ask for clarification Illustrate your answers with examples Be ready to sell yourself Be interesting Stage 4 - The Final Stage

Know when the interview is over - read employer's body language Thank him/her for his/her time Learn from the experience - ask for feedback if necessary

Questions You May Wish To Ask


The Organisation Major current projects Future developments Work What you would be doing How long for Typical projects/timescales Variety of work Training Training offered/possible Help with professional qualifications Colleagues Who would you work with? Location Where would you be based? How much travel/mobility Prospects/Salary Likely progression Where are previous graduates General Way of Life Accommodation, amenities, limits on free time etc Questions You Can Prepare For Tell us about yourself Why did you choose your degree and what have you gained from it? What has been your most important achievement in life so far? Why? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Why have you applied for this job? What do you have to offer us? What are the current issues in this sector of work? What experience do you have of working in a team and what role did you play in that team? Describe a project you have successfully completed. How would your friends describe you? Describe a situation you have found difficult. How did you overcome it? What questions would you like to ask us?

Outlook for this occupation:


An MBA enhances your work profile. It widens the scope of getting hired in diverse and interesting roles. The need for qualified and professional project managers is high, especially in global market, where projects scale across countries. Excellent Project Managers who have the driving skills are always in demand across all the industries. An added MBA degree makes you visible, more acceptable to the brand employers. It gives you the competitive edge above others. Project management is a distinct career option and a vast domain. An MBA in Project Management is amongst the most popular degrees being pursued worldwide today. Initially, PMP and primary certifications have played a key role in making Project Managers. An MBA provides you with all the know-how to handle this one, because as the name goes, its about managing a project. All B-schools claim to hone you in management skills perfectly. Managing a project involves keeping an eye on the progress end to end i.e. its a journey from fruition till completion. It involves dealing with every aspect of the project from budgeting to accounting, to design, engineering, procurement, construction, implementation, monitoring, review, audits, adhering to timelines, and until closure.
It definitely puts you in better positions thus promising higher pay and perks.

The bonus is all the more rewarding once the project fulfills all expectations. An MBA from a good B-School promises a salary nothing less than minimum of 6-10 Lakhs per annum. With few exceptions like some companys Global HR Leadership Development Program (LDP) where one might have an early career international assignment / rotation, most HR careers in MNCs start out local. You would normally have to go through early career rotational positions in administration, employee relations and IT platforms / L&D; with some companies offering business partner assignments at a junior level. It would take between 5-7 years for you to be considered for mid/senior and potentially international HR roles in any of the above sub-functional areas. In this period, you will have achieved or acquired competence and skills in a combination of the below areas, all underpinned by a solid understanding of your business & industry: - Professional expertise in at least one area (except administration), with strong knowledge of another; perhaps with some time leading a small group of people.

Advantages :
The advantages of MBA are manifold; racing it onto the top slot of the most opted for degree program in the world. Some of the main benefits of MBA are: Managerial Skills: Knowledge imparted in MBA program extends out in developing managerial skills for candidates. These skills provide the essentials for dealing with real-time situations pertaining to management and resolution of problems. You are not only equipped in enacting a managerial role but also facilitated in grasping core responsibilities of your organization.

Developing business expertise: MBA provides an added advantage for students from non-business backgrounds. By earning an MBA degree, you increase your practical knowledge in the field of business administration. Most of the business schools recognize MBA both as a professional and academic degree. Even after completing your MBA, you can continue your doctorate in any other discipline. Competitive advantage: A competent MBA program prepares candidates as highly qualified leaders. The specialized skills and leadership qualities taught in MBA programs, provides you with a competitive advantage over others. Most of the leading business organizations prefer to hire MBAs for higher management positions. Career Advancement: An MBA degree helps you in quickly climbing up the corporate ladder with a handsome salary package alongside a respectable designation. According to a recent survey, high performing successful MBAs are more likely to reach top management levels of Fortune 500 companies and other corporate areas. MBAs with specialized skills are commonly selected to lead start-up companies. Recession Proof Degree / Job Security: An MBA degree provides a combination of elective and specialized courses wherein by training candidates to handle complex business situations. Thus, having an MBA degree assures sustainability of your job in the organization. The demand for MBAs rides high even during global economic recession. Career Change: An MBA in general and a Dual MBA in particular, provide you with the cushion of switching your career. An MBA with particular specialization makes it easier for you to move across industries.

Business Connections and Networking: Social networking during the MBA academic term helps in establishing business contacts and referrals. In the long run, you can avail these contacts in improving your business position in the market. Starting your own business: An ideal MBA program helps you in becoming business savvy. The skill-set taught in MBA provides you with the hands-on training for dealing with real work business problems. Eventually, you can .

Disadvantages :
Earning a Master of Business Administration degree may seem like the way to get on the fast-track to upper management, but it isn't the best answer for everyone. To get your MBA, you'll have to make significant sacrifices without a guarantee of employment. Though 86 percent of MBA graduates in 2011 had jobs, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council, 14 percent had not yet found employment. Cost According to Forbes, the average cost of an MBA program at a top school is $100,000 at the time of publication. If you're going to school full time, the amount of lost income can equal another $100,000 or more. Though you may be eligible for some financial aid programs, you'll probably have to foot much of the bill yourself. If you're taking out loans to pay for your education, factor in the cost of interest, which will easily add tens of thousands of dollars to the final payment. Graduates with an MBA do tend to have higher earning power, but you may have earned the same amount of money without the MBA. Time A typical MBA program can take anywhere from one year for students going to school full time, to eight years for students only attending part time. This is a big time commitment, whether you're studying full time or adding your studies on top of a full-time job. That time is taken away from your family and loved ones, and though you may be working toward a better future, you're also missing important moments in the present.

Limits Creative Thinking According to the Australian Institute of Business, the skills you acquire in an MBA program may be too narrowly focused. A manager who is not falling back on the education she learned in an MBA program may be able to think more creatively, while someone with an MBA may be tempted to implement solutions that worked for other companies but may not work in the current case. Earning an MBA can give you a general overview of management, but you may end up trying to manage "by the book" rather than having the ability to adapt to meet your business's needs. Not Specialized Enough In some industries, the best person for a job in management isn't someone who has special training in business management. It's someone who has specialized training in the industry. A generalized MBA may not get you the job that you want. Instead, it may be more beneficial to get a specialized MBA, according to Nigel Banister, chief executive of Manchester Business School Worldwide, in an article in "Businessweek." Unfortunately, specializing in a particular industry can also limit your opportunities to only that industry.