Name: Prasad Karkhanis
Program: Professional Evening MBA
Previous Education: BS Information Technology (Mumbai University) and MS Information Technology (UNC Charlotte)
Prasad Karkhanis is an IT professional with more than 7 years of experience in a variety of roles in the domain of Information Security. He currently works as a Senior Business Analyst in the focus area of Identity and Access Management, at the Office of Information Technology (OIT) at North Carolina State University. He was an IT consultant prior to joining NC State, during which time he worked with a variety of clients across different industries, such as pharmaceuticals, healthcare, federal government consulting, and transportation/logistics. Now he is excited to be able to work at an innovative higher-ed institution such as NC State that truly embodies the motto, “Think and Do”, and considers himself privileged to be able to assist students, faculty, and staff at NCSU reach their personal and professional goals through technology.
Prasad earned his bachelor’s degree in Information Technology Engineering from the University of Mumbai, India, followed by an master’s degree also in Information Technology (with a specialization in Information Security) from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC). As a candidate in the Jenkins Professional Evening MBA program at NC State, he is acquiring the business fundamentals, critical leadership and mentoring skills, as well as the effective management techniques and best-practices that he believes are necessary to succeed in today’s fast-paced and dynamic work environment. What he likes the most about the Jenkins MBA program is that it is flexible enough to be customized towards his current career interests of Supply Chain Management and Product Management, without losing any of the academic rigor in core business functional areas. Upon completing his MBA, Prasad would like to secure a managerial role where he would be able to leverage not just his technical background and know-how of the IT and consulting sectors, but also his experience of working at a non-profit higher-ed institution, to add measurable value to an organization’s IT/supply chain/product design and development processes and systems.