MDAE has assumed the responsibility of putting the students in direct contact with corporate mentors. There are 14 corporate experts from the fields of Finance, Public Policy and Data Analytics continuously discussing and advising 28 students about the business practices, work culture and concerns in the corporate space. MDAE feels obliged to open these discussions to the newly admitted students and their parents and in fact any student on the cusp of a career choice in the corporate sector. Therefore a “Meet the Mentor” event is hosted once a year. This year the event was held on the 15th of June 2017, and a large number of students and parents attended the event.
Dr Indradeep Ghosh, Associate Prof. at MDAE, presided over the event. He steered the discussion questions towards ‘The significance of the knowledge of Applied Economics in different careers.’ Some crisp comments from the discussion are as follows:
Analyses of Financial Markets are based on macro strategies. Knowledge of the trends in the usual ‘macro suspects’ (GDP, Inflation, Employment Trade) are required to understand how to invest in equity and bond markets.
Mr. Shantanu Sengupta, Senior Treasury Economist Reliance Industries
Job and career genres are continuously changing but Economics provides a constant framework within which the changes occur.
Mr. Arijeet Banerjee, Managing Director, Risk, Deutsche Bank
Economics is multidisciplinary and Knight Frank was the pioneer in using economics in real-estate research. Globally real estate research is based on Economics.
Dr. Samantak Das, Chief Economist and National Director, Knight Frank India
Economics provides a multi dimensional framework for discussions and analyses of corporate and financial issues. The managers and main decision makers in the corporate space are economists.
Mr. Samuel Joseph, Chief General Manager, EXIM Bank
The fear that Data Analysts and those skilled in Machine Learning will ultimately take over the jobs is unfounded. CEOs have to be able to precisely identify a business problem and to intuitively summarise data results, both of which lie in the domain of mainstream economics.
Mr. Ajeet Lodha, Chief Risk Officer, Edelweiss Tokio
Business Consulting Firms require, problem solving and facts figures and data all fitted precisely, into an appropriate framework. Economists do this best.
Mr. Roopank Chowdhary, Head of Financial Institutions Practice, AON HEWITT
Date(s) - 15/06/2017