Meet Ohio State’s MBA Class Of 2019

Ankit Malik 

Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University 

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Adventurous, meticulous and enjoys solving problems.

Hometown: Jind, Haryana, India

Fun Fact About Yourself:  I am passionate about motorsports. I participated in “Desert Storm 2016”, one of the toughest car rally held in India, navigating 1400 miles through Thar Desert of state Rajasthan in 7 days and my team finished 2nd out of 20 teams in our category. This was a true test of coordination and perseverance as even a single conflict between the team would have lowered our rank significantly.

Undergraduate School and Major:  Delhi College of Engineering at University of Delhi, Electrical Engineering – Class of 2013

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: 

I worked for 4 years with the largest passenger car manufacturer of India, Suzuki India, in the supply chain vertical. My job titles in reverse chronological order:

Suzuki India – Deputy Manager, Procurement

Suzuki India – Assistant Manager, Strategic Sourcing & New Product Development

Suzuki India – Graduate Engineer, Cost Control

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far:  I led the sourcing strategy of a category of product at Suzuki India to end an existing monopoly by identifying and introducing two new suppliers, thus enhancing profitability and reducing business continuity risk.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants?  The biggest advice I would share for future applicants is to start preparing for admission session early. I have seen many people rushing through each step to meet deadlines and realizing at the end that they could have put in stronger applications if they planned in advance. 

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA and why was it so important to you?  Besides a small class size, the most important factor for me to choose Fisher College of Business is its highly ranked operations MBA major. I want to develop in-depth knowledge of business operations from renowned faculty members while collaborating with extremely talented peers in my class.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school?  My goal by the end of the first year is to grow my professional network, acquire practical knowledge of various business functions and grow as a leader and team-player.