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MBA – Finance & Accounting (Specialisation)

Kunal Saigal

"Having hands-on experience in IU courses such as Strategic Management has taught me how to make decisions more holistically and consider their impact on various stakeholders more effectively."

My MBA in International Business aided me a great deal in my present role.

How did it Begin?

Kunal is currently working as a Senior Project Manager at IU, his alma mater where he pursued his master's in Business Administration with a specialisation in finance. After graduating he was invited to present a guest lecture in Corporate Finance due to his vast experience and expertise in the corporate field. This led to more frequent invitations for guest lectures, and the rest as they say is history. It was the success of his lecturers that led to his current position at IU. In his own words, Kunal says: “Teaching was never my initial plan it was to work in the corporate sector but being in classroom surrounded by intelligent, curious, and diverse streams of thought was highly rewarding whichIUZZ swayed me in the direction of academics."

Choosing IU

As an Indian who was born and raised across 3 continents, Kunal is especially drawn to IU’s global network of students from 153+ countries and its international faculty. While in Germany, he learnt the importance of maintaining a healthy work-life balance in order to optimize both personal and professional goals.

Having worked in various finance roles, Kunal has a genuine interest in finance and management. He chose IU for his studies because of its practical modules, company-specific case studies, and experienced professors.

“My MBA in International Business aided me a great deal in my present role. Having hands-on experience in IU courses such as Strategic Management has taught me how to make decisions more holistically and consider their impact on various stakeholders more effectively. Other modules such as Corporate Finance honed my skills in interpreting quantitative assessment of strategic choices."

What’s next?

Before working at IU, Kunal worked as an equity analyst for a large investment firm in the U.S, a strategy consultant for a Foreign Direct Investment consultancy in Berlin, and an investment analyst for an Asset Management company in India as well as Southern Germany. He is working towards getting his doctorate degree and hopes to become a professor one day. He’s passionate about passing on knowledge while remaining open to learning new things himself.