Nithish Kumar Akula

  • Degree Programme: Masters in Analytics and Management
  • Global Nationality: Indian

Education: Bachelors, NIT Trichy, India; graduated in 2020

Topic(s) studied: Computer Science & Engineering

Interested in: Technology, consulting

My greatest challenge when I applied to business school was: Explaining the transition from a STEM degree to business school.

About me: Born and raised in India, I completed my undergraduate studies from NIT Trichy in 2020, with majors in Computer Science & Engineering and a minor in Management Studies. After graduation, I worked as a software engineer at Visa for almost two years. Although I enjoyed my work at Visa, the scope of the work I was doing was limited. I therefore decided to pursue postgraduate studies at business school to develop business skills and pivot to the business side of technology. During my undergraduate studies and work, I enjoyed interacting with diverse minds. This motivated me to study at an international business school.

As data is increasingly playing a key role in our day-to-day lives, understanding how to interact with data and derive meaningful insights is essential. The Masters in Analytics and Management programme at LBS provides the perfect opportunity for this. Moreover, as a student at LBS you get completely immersed in an experience of career, networking and extracurricular opportunities that are like no other.

Three topics I can be approached about: Funding as a first generation student; STEM to business school; Masters in Analytics and Management programme.

Email address: nakula.mam2023@london.edu