Five questions for alumna Anagha Anand
Anagha Anand studied the Master’s Programme in Industrial Management and Innovation, and now works as a Product Manager at Bosch. Here are her answers to a few questions about her current job and the learnings from her master's studies.
“We had opportunities within the course modules to work on real case projects of companies in and around Halmstad. This practical approach to learning made it truly a unique experience.”
Why did you choose the programme you did?
“While I was always curious about how innovation works and wanted to have a transition from engineering to the management field, I came across the Master’s Programme in Industrial Management and Innovation at Halmstad University which was a perfect blend of technological aspects as well as management functions. Sweden is known for its innovation, and I was glad to have been accepted into this programme at Halmstad University.”
What is your current occupation?
“Currently, I work as Product Manager for Innovation in the cross domain computing solutions division of Robert Bosch GmbH.”
What was the best thing about studying at Halmstad University?
“At Halmstad University, the student-to-professor ratio is good balance, which provides individual attention and makes learning undoubtedly better. In the innovation management course I took, the professors were always accessible to the students, and the teaching was a beautiful combination of theoretical lessons and practical activities (such as making use of the Fab Lab for a course of product development). Additionally, we had opportunities within the course modules to work on real case projects of companies in and around Halmstad. This practical approach to learning made it truly a unique experience.”
What was the most important/interesting thing you learned during your time at the University?
“Something that I experienced which was quite new were the intercultural group works and feedback culture. Working in an intercultural group meant that we needed to be more culturally sensitive and accepting of each other. This definitely increased creativity and productivity and the end resulted not only in better grades, but also a better understanding of different cultures and the true meaning of group work! Additionally, one thing I specifically learnt from working with the Swedes was an open feedback culture.”
What advice would you like to give to new students at your programme?
“Networking and genuinely engaging with peers and professors definitely crucial. Engage in classroom, feel free to ask questions; as my professors used to say ‘no questions are silly’. Most importantly, have fun and enjoy what you are doing.”
- Name: Anagha Anand
- From: Bangalore, India
- Education at Halmstad University: Master’s Programme in Industrial Management and Innovation
- Current city: Stuttgart, Germany
- Current company and position: Product Manager at Bosch