• Shilpa Keswani Lakhani, MBA

    Manager, Content Partnerships, YouTube Google

    Based in: Bangalore

    Hometown: Mumbai

    Graduation Year: 2012

    MBA Specializations: Marketing and Strategic Management

    “I was looking for a business program that could bring home an international standard of learning, without compromising on the experience to interact with peers and teachers across the globe. Schulich was undoubtedly the perfect match.”

  • Shilpa discusses her MBA experience

Teaching CropOne thing that attracted me to Schulich:

The School’s dual India and Canada campuses attracted me the most – with absolutely no compromise made on the learning experience because the faculty flew in to maintain the standard Schulich is known for. That way I got the best of both worlds.

One skill that I admire in a business leader:

Awareness of the reality, and the courage make decisions with an eye on the long term consequences.

One Schulich experience that made an impact:

I think the 601 program and the GLP experience were the most impactful. The ways they enriched the experience were manifold. Working with peers from different backgrounds, cultures and at times in different timezones prepared me for the corporate world.

One piece of advice to students considering the Schulich MBA in India:

You are lucky! Owing to the India program’s concentration and smaller size you’ll get the unique opportunity to develop strong bonds with not only your peers but also the professors (which translate into lasting friendships).

  • Beyond the Classroom

    During my MBA at Schulich I…

    • Co-authored a case study about the turnaround of a Canadian company in India
    • Joined the Schulich Marketing Association where I connected with marketing leaders and co-facilitated events with other student clubs
    • Developed my analytical and strategic skills at exciting case competitions – like the 2012 Dean’s Cup and the Hult Global Case Challenge (2012)