My name is Ankit Khandelwal and I am form India. A master’s graduate in Chemical engineering from Technical University of Denmark. Since 2012, I was working on my ‘Envisioning 21st century global manager’ project. It was my own invented project, drafted after careful analysis of my interests, future market trends and required skills set to become a global manager/leader of 21st century. I have taken courses from MIT-OCW(MIT- Open Course Ware), OpEd(Open Education Consortium), OYC (Open Yale Courses), OLI-CMU (Open Learning Initiative- Carnegie Mellon University), Organizations (WTO, Copenhagen Business Center) as well as from different MOOC providers (Alison, Coursera, edX, NovoEd, Open2study) as part of this project. From past 2 years, this was my full time work, where I have taken 20+ courses from different universities(including general management disciplines as well as interdisciplinary aspects such as trade negotiations, urban planning, public policy, environmental law, functioning of non governmantal organizations and EU, design thinking as well as disaster preparedness etc) and tried to self-study 3 foreign languages. I have extensively studied newspaper from 8-10 different world regions to get regular updates on business and market trends. I have tried to expand my outreach by reaching every corner of the world through projects, study of the regions or through expansion of networks. Equally important was my study of different cultures to grasp local social and political aspect in my effort to prepare myself for negotiating/working in the multicultural environment.
- 2 years ago