Anand Ganesh Narayanan

Full-Time MBA, Class of 2020

Hometown: Bangalore
Home State: Karnataka
Home Country: India
Previous Institution & Degree: PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Bachelor of Engineering in Telecommunication

Pre-MBA Industry: Business Analytics
Pre-MBA Company: Mu Sigma Business Solutions
Pre-MBA Title: Lead Business Analyst
Desired Post-MBA Industry: Consulting and Healthcare
Desired Post-MBA Function: Strategy and Consulting

Summer Internship Company: Currently recruiting
Summer Internship Title: Currently recruiting

Degree Concentration: Health Care, Strategic Management
Student Organization Membership:

  • Consulting Association¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Healthcare Association¬† (Joint VP of Events)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Jones Student Association (JSA or JSAP)¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Rice Business Indo-American Association¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Rice Marketing Association¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†
  • Technology Association

What about the Rice MBA program has surprised you the most?
The extent to which I have had to challenge myself to do well in the program. A challenging yet fruitful experience.

Also, the accessibility of the Jones School alumni -- they never fail to respond to current students.

What has been your favorite moment of your Rice MBA experience so far?
Not a moment but an experience -- The International Partio. It made us all aware of how truly diverse the community is, and it was a fun evening.

What is your favorite thing about and/or favorite spot in Houston?
As an Indian and someone who truly enjoys Indian food, I love the restaurants at Hillcroft -- they are truly close to the real thing.

In a sentence, what is the one piece of advice you have for prospective students?
To have a clear vision for themselves and the awareness of what they are hoping to gain from Rice Business.