From offering a pool of learning opportunities to opening up a variety of career paths, Dr Vaidyanathan Jayaraman (Dean – Undergraduate Programs, SP Jain School of Global Management) elaborates on the numerous advantages of pursuing a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) program in an article for The Tribune, a leading Indian news publication.
In the article, Dr Jayaraman highlights how the right business program can help students transform into business-ready leaders. “A Business degree is a catalyst for a vast range of careers. Over the past decade or so, the BBA program has gone through a radical change to become more practical and relevant. The role of a manager in today’s environment is that of one who can think on the fly, improvise to improve and merge resourcefulness with enterprise. The BBA curriculum opens up a humongous opportunity from a career perspective because it focuses on keeping oneself ready and relevant for the marketplace,” writes Dr Jayaraman.
About the Author:
Dr Vaidyanathan Jayaraman
Dr Vaidyanathan Jayaraman is currently the Dean – Undergraduate Programs and Distinguished Professor at SP Jain School of Global Management where he oversees the undergraduate programs at all four campuses (Dubai, Mumbai, Singapore and Sydney). Prior to taking on this role, he was the Principal and Associate Dean at Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai, India. Before joining Great Lakes, he was a tenured senior faculty at the School of Business Administration, University of Miami, USA, where he taught Supply Chain Operations and Analytics. (Read more)
He received his MS in Mathematical Sciences and his MBA in Management and Information Technology from the University of Akron, his MS in Operations Research and his PhD in Operations and Supply Chain Management from The Ohio State University, USA.
In addition to his extensive consulting engagement with several Fortune 100 companies, he has more than 25 years of teaching (Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Executive MBA and PhD) and research experience and has many years of experience in teaching Executive Education for various companies. He has received numerous awards both in teaching and research. He has published more than 100 research articles and his work in the area of Supply Chains and Service Operations has been heavily cited by both researchers and practitioners. He has co-authored three books and is writing a fourth book in the area of Supply Chain Analytics.