Rising from an architectural background, my exposure was limited to the world of designers. Looking at the curriculum of MBA in Construction Project Management at RICS got me interested in doing this particular course.
- Being an architect, I always felt a gap in my learnings, but MBA in CPM enhanced my knowledge in the complete dynamics of a project life cycle. For any project development, a lot many complexities are involved, working from the conceptual design stage to the handover. This course holistically helped me understand the various project management strategies, processes, and cost-time related factors in construction.
- The CPM curriculum has subjects like stakeholder management, organizational behaviour, sustainability, digital technology, valuation, etc. which assisted me in building up my competencies and skills which are essential in the professional world. The tutorial classes involved diverse role performances where I could apply the technical knowledge via mock sessions.
- One of my main goals to enter a built environment school was Networking. I believe an institute is an ideal place for meeting new people as you also work collaboratively in groups. In the construction industry, networking is crucial for future benefits and here I met individuals from various backgrounds, with experienced fellows from 6 years to a fresh graduate, industry leaders, professionals in the built environment and entrepreneurs. Interaction with such a diverse crowd gave me new perspectives on different circumstances and helped me evolve my ideology.
If I look back, I would say this programme has tailored my personality drastically not only professionally but also on personal grounds. Pursuing an MBA while upgrading my technical and business skills, I also learned how to manage deadlines, work in teams, and not stress out. Foundation for being successful in anything requires discipline, planning along with monitoring your goals and being mindful of what you do. Here, I kept myself active participating in the club sessions, student body activities, offline sessions which lessened my public speaking fear and elevated my self-confidence. And as said “Learning & Growth never stops”, this thought will always keep me going.
About RICS School of Built Environment:
RICS School of Built Environment (RICS SBE), Amity University is an industry-led academic institution which delivers specialized undergraduate and postgraduate programs to students ambitious to work in real estate, construction and infrastructure sector. It also aids as a hub for research and development of technical proficiency in the built environment. RICS SBE only institute in India that offers PMI GAC accredited programme.