Keeping in mind the dynamic requirements of management students and professionals across sectors, MBASkool.com was set up with a simple vision. There are a lot of e-learning and e-tutoring websites on the Internet, but what differentiates MBASkool from the rest is that it caters not just to the aspirants but also to the Students pursuing MBA and the professionals alike.
MBASkool is a one-stop management knowledge portal and a B-School community for all MBA students, professionals and MBA institutes, with the motto “Study Learn Share” which offers a platform having Business Articles, Brand Analysis, Business Concepts, Official B-School Magazines, Quizzes, Skill Tests, Official Club College & Event Pages and Contests.
MBASkool was started by Divij Saharia and Manmeet Sabharwal in 2011. They did their MBA in 2010 from NMIMS, Mumbai. They have work experience with companies like Tata Motors, Idea Cellular, Oracle & Infosys and are very fond of playing football, online gaming and photography.
It was during MBA when they realized that there was no website dedicated to the MBA students who are seeking knowledge and content related to management. There were sites for aspirants having admission information, but none which MBA students could use during their course time for connecting with the MBA fraternity.
“MBASkool.com aims to be the most comprehensive online portal for MBA graduates and business professionals” says Entrepreneur Manmeet Sabharwal.
As a user, you can explore all of the following on MBASkool for free:
- Wide range of business articles written by MBA students and industry experts on various topics on Finance, marketing, Operations, HR, Strategy and much more.
- Study analysis of brands across various sectors which have been analyzed by the Brand Research Team.
- Learn & study management and business terms & concepts from the Business Concepts Section and test yourself through the Quizzes Section
- B-School & Organization Events, Seminars, Workshops, Festival News etc can be posted on the Events Section
- Interact with students and industry people through the forum
- Participate in a number of article writing, photography etc contests organized MBASkool Team.
MBASkool also has its official app in android market “Play Store” using which you can access all its features from your smartphone.The app can be used to study , learn or share various management articles,concepts,brands,fun facts and college updates etc.
The app has various sections to help get what you want in the MBA/management world.
In an interview with KnowStartup a few questions were asked to the founders to which the answers were as follows..
- What does MBASkool do?
MBASkool provides thousands of pages of quality management content free of cost to its users. MBASkool has reached out to over 12 million visitors from nearly 100 countries worldwide. Apart from the content, MBASkool has had associations with over a 100 B-Schools like all IIMs, IITs, XLRI, IIFT, NMIMS etc to name a few. There is a lot of engagement amongst MBA students through internships, competitions, college events etc
- How different is it from other competitors?
Other management websites primarily focus on aspirants and how they should get into an MBA institute.On the other hand, MBASkool caters to different needs of students, professionals & aspirants as it is a management knowledge portal. MBASkool has a repository of latest business articles, over 5000 brands across various sectors analysed by the Brand Research Team. Students and professionals can also benefit from over 5000 Business Concepts & Definitions section, along with the other sections and also campus activities.
- Investors (angel, venture) and funding if any ?
We have not raised money as of now. We are still bootstrapped but revenue stream is becoming steady, with the breakeven happening in 2014. In the future, if we do find some investors keen on maintaining a vision of enhancing management education, we are open for investments. Investments would help us market our brand well and reach out to a more global audience seamlessly.
- What were the biggest challenges for your startup?
We faced a lot of challenges in the beginning but we learnt a lot from them. The main obstacles which we faced was on the technical front and taking the brand to students and also maintaining the content inflow. Running a knowledge content based website like MBASkool can bring in many challenges on a regular basis but finding a solution is a challenge which we are willing to accept. These obstacles teach us a lot and help us in becoming more robust and bring the best out of us.
- What are the future plans?
In the near future, we plan to increase our associations with B-schools in India as well as abroad for submissions, events and internships. Our main aim is to raise the quality of management education by involving students and experts in creating and sharing knowledge.
With a vision to be the most preferred online destination for management graduates and business professionals, MBASkool has a good start in a market. They reach out to 2 lakh students a month and have 40,000 registered users on the site with 20,000 downloads for their Android App.