SP Jain PGPM Admissions Application
The SP Jain PGPM Admissions Application requires shortlisted candidates (after the first stage, in which applicants are required to submit basic details and two essays) to create a comprehensive organizational chart, and then appear for an admissions interview. Mentioned below are SP Jain PGPM Application questions and a methodology to help you prepare well for the interview.
Admission to SP Jain PGPM Programme is strictly on a merit basis. While applying, the applicant can select from a range of specialisations offered by the university. With a strong work experience of at least 5 years which is in relevance to your undergrad studies, you can apply for this course. There is a choice between GMAT and CAT scores, but you need at least one. There are three important aspects of the selection process: academic record, the relevance of work experience in a specialisation applied for, extra-curricular activities & achievements. Post profile evaluation, interviews are conducted on a rolling basis.
The SP Jain PGPM Admissions Application has two stages
In the first stage, you are asked to fill in answers to two essay questions, as follows:
SP Jain PGPM essay 1: Please discuss the factors that have influenced the choice of your specialization at SPJIMR. [250 words]
(We are interested in understanding what your goals are and how you plan to utilize your specialization to achieve your goals. It helps us in getting to know you better)*
SP Jain PGPM essay 2: How have your education, work experience and other life experiences contributed towards your growth as an individual? [250 words]
(We want to know who you are going to be in the classroom, on campus, and as a member of the community. Apart from the factors mentioned in the question, you may want to discuss: What topics and events interest you? How will your previous experiences influence your journey at SPJIMR? What’s your personal working style and what role do you play in the groups you’re a part of? Are you the fire starter? The doer? The facilitator?)*
For more insight on these essay topics, click here.
Preparation for the second stage (admissions interview):
The SP Jain PGPM interview process is extremely thorough, and will go into greater depth than most other MBA admissions interviews.
In addition to the personal, family and academic details, the interview will also test the candidate on various competencies like Conceptual Skills (e.g. clarity of complex situations or theory; systematic thinking, vision, etc.), Analytical Skills (e.g. analytical thinking, comfort with data, modeling,etc), Managerial skills (e.g. decision making, dealing with difficult situation etc.), Behavioural skills, Team Handling (e.g. Works effectively and co-operatively with all stakeholders, Anticipates and responds to the needs), Communication (e.g. good listener, ability to analyze and put into perspective, give and take feedback effectively, Adaptability & collaborative working (e.g. open and receptive to changes, willingness to change, acceptability of new ideas, keeps the team along, result oriented), Leading, Managing & developing (e.g. lead and show the way, ability to interact will levels with ease, allow & nurture growth of team, groom teammates, succession planning) and, Problem solving & delegation (e.g. quick thinking, proactive, look ahead and plan/delegate).
Some common questions that PGPM applicants should prepare before the interview are:
Question: How have your professional experience shaped your current competencies? (please feel free to elaborate )
Question: Post PGPM and with specialization chosen by you, please list below the role that best describes your preferred role. (Kindly Rank your preference with Rank 1 being the most preferred role then Role 2 & 3)
Question: Briefly state situations when you have:
a. Adversity faced in life
b. Distinct contributions to the society by you or your family members.
c. My formative years
Preparing specific lessons for the PGPM interview :
In addition to providing detailed year wise progression of career till date, the SP Jain PGPM course applicant is also required to be well-versed with certain experiences that he/she has had in his/her career, in order to present maturity and competence to the admissions committee.
We recommend that you prepare the following questions.
Question: Explain a situation when you were a part of a team where the group process and/or intended outcome failed. Essay: What was your role, how did you contribute to the process or outcome, and what did you learn?
Question: Describe an instance in which you took the strongest stand of your value system. What specific values were violated and what was at stake for you?
Question: Explain a situation where you have brought about any improvement either in your self, work or society.
For more information on actual SP Jain Interview questions asked in real interviews, read SP Jain PGPM MBA Interview Questions
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