Mr. Indranil Roy, Alfred Ford School of Management alumni from Canada, is a successful business manager working in the banking sector who is also serving on the Belgian-Canadian Business Chamber where he is now a member of the Board of Directors.
Why did you opt for AFSM MBA while having hundreds of MBA schools in Canada?
In spite of hundreds of business schools in Canada and USA, no one is offering conscious leadership specialization. I am inquisitive and inclined to learn about the dynamics of leadership that will facilitate to groom world class future leaders who are conscious and respectful of living entities, environment, planet, culture, people and the Creator. I researched for Business Schools offering conscious leadership and there were only a handful of them, and so I came across AFSM.
I also wanted the flexibility where I can invest my time and energy to study and create my own schedule to complete modules. The format that is offered through AFSM is just what I was looking for.
Last but not the least, the tuition fee. The amount for the entire MBA course including the residency is indeed affordable and cheaper than other online MBA institutions.
What is the highlight of your study till now?
Overall the program is a comprehensive one. It definitely made me a critical thinker. I see things from a different perspective now. I reason situation systematically and analyse it to find strategic solution.
The residency was probably the biggest highlight. I got to know the cohort. The problem-solving tasks and impromptu team building activities during the residency were unparallel. We learnt management techniques, acquired new skills, developed new attributes, learnt new dimension and made every effort to apply them. We got creative feedbacks from facilitators and peers and we all striven to do better on the next task.
The week long residency is a must in my opinion. At the end of the week, you really feel from within that you have acquired the knowledge and skill that will make a difference in your life. It is a wonderful feeling.
What is the biggest challenge?
The biggest challenge was to keep up with weekly readings, video lectures, weekly quiz, weekly assignments, mid-module assignments, discussions on forums and additional reading and research materials. The school provides reasonable amount of resources and reading materials. If you actually read and watch the materials provided by AFSM, you will have a clear understanding of the subject. The weekly quiz prompts the important parts of mandatory reading. I found it very helpful. Honestly, it can be overwhelming at times. I struggled through half of my first module until I realized that I will have to be more disciplined and dedicate regular hours for studying. It is important to have a daily study schedule to overcome such challenges.