Bhubaneswar: The two-day XIMB Business Excellence Summit concluded on Saturday with successful alumini exhorting that the B-Schools need to produce business leaders rather than job seekers.

Head HR- South East Asia (IKEA) Sunita Rautmm, who has started her own unit at Gurugram,  said, “The management education now must teach and groom students on how to become global leaders not just be a great manager or marketer who will end up his or her life doing jobs with earning a decent amount of money.

Sunita said leaders not only just deliver significant results but also inspire and impact other people too

XIMB, the country’s premier B-School is celebrating completion of its 30th year has organised the Summit to involve the sucecssful alumina and chalk out a vision for next decade.  As many as 26 alumni of the XIMB graced the occasion shared their career experience and emphasised on creation of leaders. The speakers said that the market needs professionals with a lot of skills like risk taking ability and stress management.

The executive director of JP Morgan Chase, Chittaranjan Mohanty  said, “Students of the current generation have an edge over their seniors when it comes to everything ranging from cracking jobs to setting up their own ventures. It’s time MBA graduates should dump their comfort zone and get ready to take more risks to do something really valuable and worthy.” Chittaranjan is setting up two start-ups this year.

Head Special Projects (Sales and After Sales) at Skoda India,Mrinalini Khusape, said, “It’s equally important for a student to learn whatever being taught at college and then getting ready to face the real world, which often throws a new set of challenges. One should be adaptable and making himself or herself ready for doing things differently or do different things in life.”

“The Summit marked with panel discussion, leadership talks, and interviews with the alumni. Taking into consideration the accomplishment in the last 30 years, the B-School is exploring the ideas to shape the next decade as the central theme of the Summit was building the vision for XIMB at 40.