MBA in Telecom Management - With the rapid boom in the telecom sector in India, we have literally brought the world in our control. MBA in Telecom Management programme goes in sync perfectly with the growth of the sector. The programme prepares the industry professionals to fulfill the requirements of the revolutionary sector. Today, telecommunication industry not only denotes telephone but encompasses a huge array of technological areas including mobile and internet. Moreover, with an affordable 4G network, the telecommunication industry is now becoming accessible to a majority of Indian population. Needless to say, this creates a huge scope and opportunity to cater to the industry by combining both technological and managerial skill sets with an MBA or PGDM in Telecom Management. Let’s know more about MBA in Telecom Management programme in detail and the opportunities ahead for the graduates of this specialisation.
About MBA in Telecom Management Programme
As a specialised programme, MBA in Telecommunication Management deals with the functional, technical and managerial aspect of Telecommunication systems. The curriculum is a mix of both technical as well as managerial aspect designed with the objective to address the growing demand of various avenues of the telecom industry.
The specialisation conceptualizes ideas to manage operations and marketing of technologies related to telecommunications. The interdisciplinary programme offers necessary skills to manage telecom networks – voice, video and data.
Dr. K K Veluri, Director, BITM Pune, says, “The country’s top telecom operator has increased its focus on hiring young talent in specialised spaces. Airtel is not alone. While full-time general MBA remains the most considered programme type among recruiters, there is increasing demand for specialised management graduates, and a host of management schools across the country now offer specialised courses.”
About Telecom Industry
According to a report by GSM Association and Boston Consulting Group, India is at present the world’s second largest telecommunication market with over 1.05 billion users. According to a report by research firm Market Research Store, the Indian telecommunication services market is likely to grow by 10.3 percent by 2020.
The Government of India has allocated Rs. 10,000 crore for rolling out optical fibre-based broadband network across 150,000 cumulative gram panchayats and Rs. 3,000 crore for laying optical fibre cable (OFC) and procuring equipment for the Network For Spectrum (NFS) project in 2017-18.
MBA in Telecom Management – Opportunities ahead
Randstad India estimates that Indian telecom sector is expected to generate four million direct and indirect jobs over the next five years. IBEF, in its Telecom Industry Overview report dated October 2017, states that according to the report by the research firm Market Research Store, the Indian telecommunication services market is likely to grow by 10.3 percent by 2020 (as mentioned earlier).
Hence, the career prospects in this sector or specialisation seem to be very positive.
Symbiosis Institute of Telecom Management in its placement report of the class of 2017 shares that the average salary offered to students with work experience (laterals) and to the freshers is Rs. 9.02 lakh per annum and Rs. 7.60 lakh per annum respectively. Highest domestic package offered was Rs. 12.50 lakh per annum. The verticals or domains in which the offers are made include Consulting, Telecom Service Provider, Original Equipment manufacturer, IT/ITES, E-Commerce, Value Added Services.
Prof. M P Gupta,
DMS, IIT Delhi Telecom students will have an edge over other graduates
Careers360: How does Telecom Management bring an edge over a general management programme in terms of job prospects and career growth?
Prof. Gupta: Management programme in Telecom offers students to select electives from the area of telecommunications in addition to the general management subjects. Combination of telecom and management increases the scope of the students in the future. The curriculum of Telecom management is prepared in sync with the industry requirements. Technology, management and policy implications of the telecom business model are covered through classroom sessions. A case study based teaching pedagogy helps students to get accustomed to the industry challenges and the live environment. Students doing the MBA Telecom program will get an edge over others for management jobs in the telecom sector.
Careers360: Please share your insights on telecom industry and what it offers for the young professionals?
Prof. Gupta: Telecom sector, being a growing industry, has a huge demand for quality professionals in technical and management profiles. Combination of technology and management knowledge is what the industry requires to function. This is reflected in the increase in demand for specialised programmes like MBA in Telecom.
Dr. Milind Pandey,
MIT School of Technology Management
Rapid development presents unlimited opportunities
Careers360: How is PGDM in Telecom Management relevant today in terms of job prospects and career growth?
Dr. Milind: PGDM in Telecom Systems explores telecom as a primary metaphor and mechanism for a present market, policy and economic issues. The major aim is to help candidate effectively manage projects and businesses within the capital-intensive telecom industry.
The course provides a thorough examination of the generic principles of finance and marketing, by using telecommunication and System providers. Job opportunities are with Deloitte, Sigma, Indus Towers, Cybage, Redington.
Careers360: How has the industry’s demand for Telecom Management changed over last four to five years?
Dr. Milind: The rapid development of Information and Communication Technologies and their application present the world community with unlimited opportunities.
Verticals in technology management such as Value Added Services, Network Security, Network Operators/Service Providers, Handset Manufacturer, Telecom Infrastructure, Telecom Software, Telecom Infrastructure, Telecom Equipment Manufacturers, Telecom Regulation are in need of unique technology and skill management sets. The technology sector will certainly grow at a rate of over 20 percent in the near future.
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