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EMBA can be a strategic investment during COVID-19: Dr Gary Stockport (Dean – EMBA, SP Jain)


How does an Executive MBA (EMBA) help build critical thinking and decision-making skills in the context of uncertainty and ambiguity? Dr Gary Stockport (Dean – EMBA and Professor – Strategy, SP Jain) shares in an exclusive interview with Education World, an education portal.

In the interview, Dr Stockport notes how an EMBA could be a strategic investment for working professionals during the COVID-19-induced lockdown.

Dr Gary Stockport (Dean – EMBA and Professor – Strategy, SP Jain)

Dr Gary Stockport (Dean – EMBA and Professor – Strategy, SP Jain)

“Doing an EMBA is an all-round generalist training to enable students to become better general managers. This enables managers to approach issues from multiple perspectives such as from accounting, finance, marketing, human resources and strategy points of view. Consequently, students learn to put on many ‘hats’ when diagnosing problems and proposing solutions. All-in-all, doing an EMBA provides a platform for becoming a more effective leader. An EMBA is and will continue to be an invaluable qualification to highlight on a person’s CV and LinkedIn profile,” says Dr Gary Stockport.

To know how the program could help graduates deal with the economic crisis during COVID-19 and prepare for the future, you can read the full interview here.

Dr Stockport, in an article for The Pioneer newspaper, further discusses how an EMBA can help accelerate your career. “The goal of doing an EMBA is to help both career acceleration and career adaption. This includes the ability to speed up a manager’s career trajectory as well as seize transforming career opportunities as they come along.”

He also highlights the top 10 benefits of pursuing an EMBA in an article for Higher Education Review, a platform for students, colleges and industry to interconnect. These include:

  • Transitioning to a Generalist
  • Becoming a Leader
  • Study Whilst Working
  • Career Acceleration
  • Applying What You Learn Immediately
  • Soft Skills
  • Learning from State-of-the-Art Academics and Practitioners
  • Building A Professional Network for Life
  • Turbo-Charging a CV
  • Extended Professional Development

You can read the full article here.

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