Success is triumphing over hardships — willing yourself over anything and everything to achieve the best for yourself and your family. Pursuing an MBA is a significant financial investment and I plan to finance my MBA by scholarships from IE Business School, student loans from banks and through personal savings. While my personal savings are limited and I can use them to finance a small proportion of the IE Business School’s MBA fees, I will finance the major proportion of my MBA program by way of scholarships and student loans.
As highlighted as part of my application, I have demonstrated robust academic performance such as clearing Chartered Accountancy in the 1st attempt (only 9% of 30K students achieved similar feat in May 2018 attempt), clearing CFA Level 1 with a 90th percentile score and cleared my undergrad – Bachelors in Commerce with 6.33 CGPA out of 7. In addition to my academic performance, my professional experience of 6+ years ranges from Mergers and Acquisition, Strategic and Operational transactions, fund raising in both Steel and Power sector to Corporate Tax consulting at BSR & Associates LLP (KPMG India). I have worked on debt fund raises cumulatively in excess of $ 1 billion for steel and energy sector. One of the fund raise was during Covid-19, when I successfully raised $ 707 million Green Bond. The Green Bond saw fair amount of investor interests; even as foreign investors were cutting down their overall positions on Indian debt. I also strongly believe in giving back to the society and as a part of the National Service Scheme unit during my under-graduation program and the Robinhood Army, I have done active volunteering work such as Juhu Beach Clean-up drives, Blood donation drives, medical camps for the poor, teaching underprivileged students and participating in and organizing food and clothes donation drives. As a student and alumni, I would look forward to contributing towards taking the baton of IE Business School higher by being involved with clubs such as IE Net Impact Club, Rotaract Club Segovia – Food, Thirst Project Club -Water and doing voluntary work with communities around campus. Electives such as Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing, Sustainable Finance and Business at the base of the Pyramid & Impact Investment will help me better understand how I can make an impact on the people around me. Since many of my classmates come from hard-core engineering background, I would love to assist them with any queries they have in the world of finance, be it academics or with personal finance management and investment. Additionally, it would be my honor to collaborate with various UN organizations, government agencies, the private sector, foundations, universities, NGOs and others such as Global School Network and help generate a positive social impact.
Since my father passed away in 2016, my mother and my sister are dependent on the interests and dividend received on security market investments inherited from my father for their daily use and expenses. Hence, to ensure that my mother does not suffer any hardship during later years of life, I would prefer to not use those investments or income received from such investments for financing my MBA program. My personal savings earned over the period of my professional experience are limited and will only be able to meet a small proportion of the IE Business School’s MBA program fee. With scholarship received from IE Business School, I will use it to pursue my MBA, instead of worrying about making money and sending more back home. It will be an investment into myself for my family.