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Software studies lead Indian alumnus to career success

With more subjects incorporating SAP software than any other Australian university, Victoria University (VU) ensured Sai Rajamahendran was work-ready before he graduated.

Sai Rajamahendran, masters graduate.

The 26-year-old came to VU in 2014 to complete his Master of Business (Information Systems and Enterprise Resource Planning Systems) – now the Master of Business (Enterprise Resource Planning Systems) – building on a computer science degree from his Indian homeland.

The former international student is currently employed as a project support analyst at Monash Professional Pathways, a division of the Monash University-owned Monash College.

Sai credits his career success to VU's business and information technology programs, which have a strong focus on practical learning using world-leading SAP software.

VU's courses are distinct from other universities because they gave me real-time exposure to SAP applications and Business Analysis concepts, which I can apply to any organisation," Sai says.

"Because I had a background in information technology, I had programming skills but I didn't have exposure to project and business management," he says.

"By coming to VU, I developed knowledge in business analysis and gained real-world experience.

"Aside from the course structure, the choice was easy for me because VU has more than 100 years of history and a good reputation in India."

In his day-to-day role, Sai assists in business analysis by creating process maps, documenting business requirements and developing a framework model to deliver projects.

He recommends students who are considering an international education experience to "go for it".

"If anyone wants to study at VU, providing they work hard and focus their efforts, they will achieve success.

"Melbourne is the best place to study because it's not busy but it's not quiet, it has the best public transport and good climatic conditions – especially for Indian students, you have nothing to worry about."

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