Of late, it is a common trend to cast doubts on the merits of an MBA degree; especially when it is a two year-program that costs well into six or seven figures. Yet, this has not brought down the number of applicants of any of the highly selective B-schools that routinely reject the vast majority of candidates who apply for them. A Business Degree is not just a game-changer, it is also considered to be transformative for both, the career-switchers and veterans; benefits of which include higher earnings, career flexibility, improved lifestyle, social stature and job security. With India's management landscape continuously evolving by the day, more and more businesses and startups are being set up each year; and thanks to the greater number of manufacturing, financial and service organizations being set-up throughout the country, the demand for skilled managers has risen to an all-time high.Experts agree that Management Education is undergoing significant changes both in India as well as rest of the world. A global survey conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) confirms MBA to be the most preferred post graduate course among the Indian students. While excelling in academics serves as a solid foundation, business schools are geared towards the real-world professional outcomes. Choosing to pursue an MBA is the sort of decision most people will make after concerted deliberation and meticulous planning. Today, while there are massive number of career options to choose from, and an abundance of well educated people to compete with for those careers, finding the right educational program to enroll in can be a challenge but if it's business that you want to go into then it's a good idea to enroll in a program that will provide you with the requisite knowledg
e, skills and ethics to fit right into the business community and a management program is the perfect choice. In this issue of Higher Education Review, we celebrate the evolution of renowned business colleges and institutes across the country under the title 'Management Institute of the Year - 2018'. On the cover we feature, International School of Management & Research (ISMR), an exemplary B-School where the learning processes created are at par the best in India and benchmarked with comparable peer schools across the world. Hope this feature helps you in your future endeavors and we achieve our mission.Your thoughts are always welcome!