Rajeev Kalbag

Course Attended: Graduate Diploma in Business and Enterprise

In control of his future

In his recording studio back in Mumbai, India, audio engineer and composer Rajeev Kalbag had found a formula that worked: he made music and his business manager looked after everything else. Which was great while it lasted, but a change of circumstances made Rajeev realise he needed business skills as well.  ‘If I wanted to keep the studio open, I knew I needed to upskill. That’s why I wanted to learn business management.’

Rajeev found MAINZ online and decided the Graduate Diploma in Business and Enterprise was the perfect fit for his needs. Right from his initial contact he says MAINZ staff went out of their way to help, which he took as a good sign. Rajeev now runs his studio remotely while he studies at MAINZ.

The GDBE programme has taught him a whole new way of thinking. ‘It’s been quite an eye-opener. I’ve learned so much about marketing, innovative thinking, market trends, strategy and planning … things like that. I can now understand my mistakes and know what I should have done differently. It’s given me great insight into effective business practice.’

Rajeev says MAINZ has given him the opportunity to change direction. He has a new sense of confidence and is ready to put into practice the skills and knowledge he’s acquired. ‘It’s been such a great experience; I feel I’ve got what I came for. I no longer want to hide behind a recording console. I’m ready to assume full responsibility for the management of my studio.’

I own a recording studio and, being an audio engineer and composer, I’m totally into music, but a change of circumstances made me realise I needed business management skills as well. I found MAINZ online. Right from my initial contact the staff went out of their way to help, which I took as a good sign. MAINZ has been a real eye-opener. It’s given me great insight into how to run a business and I feel I’ve got what I came for: the skills and know-how to manage my studio. I no longer want to hide behind the recording console. I’m ready to assume full responsibility.

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‘Being an audio engineer and composer, I’m totally into music, but my business experience was not that good. I needed to do a business management course and this was the perfect fit.’

‘If I wanted to keep the studio open, I knew I needed to upskill. That’s why I wanted to learn business management.’

‘I found MAINZ online. From my initial contact they went out of their way to help. The whole process went very smoothly.’

‘Now I’ve got the knowledge, I feel a lot more confident that I can handle the business management role.’

‘It teaches a whole new way of thinking, including marketing, innovative thinking, strategy and planning … things like that. It’s quite an eye-opener, giving great insight into effective business practice.’

‘I can now understand my mistakes and know what I should have done differently. The GDBE programme has given me great insight into how to run a business.’

‘I’m confident I’ve acquired the right knowledge and now know how to put it into practice.’

‘MAINZ has opened a new direction for me. I no longer want to hide behind a studio console, but feel ready to take on the business management role.’

‘It’s been such a good experience, I’ve really got what I came for … the skills and know-how to take my business forward.’