After working for a year after completing my B. Tech in Civil Engineering, I realised the need for higher education. With a background in techno-commercial jobs and a desire to pursue a master's degree in construction, I found MBA in Construction Economics & Quantity Surveying from RICS SBE to be a good fit for my professional objectives. It provides an MBA degree that includes exposure to all business management subjects such as finance, marketing, accounting, and human resources, as well as advanced construction management subjects such as design economics, sustainability, cost management, planning, contract management, project management, construction material and technology, mechanical electrical, and plumbing aspects of construction, and so on.
The most intriguing feature was that those disciplines were taught by industry-led academics, guaranteeing that we were reinforced with obvious practical implications. Our soft skills increased dramatically as a result of the different interactive workshops.
Students seeking employment after obtaining their degree from RICS SBE were easier to train since the SBE curriculum covers practically all aspects of construction. Most of us had the fortunate experience of working closely with the top management. When we came to terms with the new mode of work, we quickly saw the practical and intangible benefits of SBE teachings.
During my four-year post-graduation employment, I reported to business heads/account directors and was involved in the management of business strategies, operations, costs, contracts, procurement, cost control, report creation and coordination, and so on. The finest memories I have are of the times when my employer gave me the liberty to use advanced project management tools and techniques to efficiently manage 6-7 base construction projects reaching almost 1500 Cr in collaboration with respective project and cost managers.
With extensive experience in the construction industry, I realised the significance of moving up the ranks, especially when I joined JLL Cost Consultancy as Assistant Cost Lead. I enrolled in a 2-year APC programme for MRICS to become a chartered quantity surveyor and certified as a member of RICS in March 2020. (MRICS). I was pleased that the competencies and expertise necessary to qualify for MRICS came in helpful during my brief employment. Because my business requires frequent encounters with a large number of clients, MRICS is undoubtedly providing me with a competitive advantage, unparalleled credibility, and respect. It also aided my networking, giving me a high level of visibility in the sector.
Looking back, none of this would have happened if I hadn't taken the initial step toward a master's degree with RICS SBE. Today, I am grateful and, at the same time, I can see where I will be 5-10 years from now in my profession since I deliberately picked the best path, the RICS path.
About RICS SBE:
RICS School of Built Environment (RICS SBE), Amity University is an industry-led academic institution that delivers specialized undergraduate and postgraduate programs to students ambitious to work in the real estate, construction and infrastructure sector. It also aids as a hub for research and development of technical proficiency in a built environment.