Mentoring

Mentoring is the key to any MBA program; more so for our MBA program which focuses on individual development and vision of the individual. When a young graduate joins MBA, s/he may not be aware of the graduate attributes or competencies required of an MBA. It may also be difficult for a student to define his/her strengths and weaknesses without which it is difficult to make a plan for self-development. Mentoring in ASB attempts to bridge this gap.



Objectives of Mentoring

  • To make students aware of the graduate attributes of an MBA student.
  • Help enhance their self-awareness or strengths and weaknesses in relation to these graduate attributes.
  • Enable the students to make an Individual Development Plan (IDP) to leverage their strengths and mitigate their weaknesses.
  • Follow through their IDP.

Graduate Attributes We Focus on

  • Communication competency.
  • Analytical ability.
  • Interpersonal skills and conflict resolution.
  • Leading teams and being an effective member of a team.
  • Demonstrate initiative, and a passion to excel even in unfavorable condition.
  • Ability to show inquisitiveness, learn and change continuously.
  • Ability to show resilience.

Mentoring Process

Once you join ASB, you will be allotted a mentor. In Stage 1, there will be extensive group level training and you will develop a vison for yourself. This is followed by a strength finder exercise and detailed psychometric tests. Then, you and your mentor will have a detailed discussion about your vision, strengths, graduate attributes and how you can leverage your strengths and mitigate your weaknesses. This is then converted into an Individual Development Plan (IDP) using Kolb’s Experiential Learning Cycle. ASB has its own research based format and method for the IDP.

In Stage 2, you will follow your IDP through with the support of the mentor. You will get extensive feedback to ensure that you achieve your IDP in a time-bound manner.