Why Should I Pursue an MBA?
- Management schools are like finishing schools and enable you to sharpen your managerial skills; a management degree equips you with the right work ethic to run business ventures, gives you the right base to start a business enterprise, and provides holistic personality development.
- Indian companies and MNCs working cannot work in isolation. They will need managers from different types of MBA programs who can strategise and plan operations in the global market.
- The Boston Consultancy Group identified 100 companies from rapidly developing economies that are globalising their business and are poised to become global challengers. 21 such companies are from India alone, with combined revenues of US$ 93 billion. These companies will need top class managerial talent; people not with just an engineering or IT degree but with managerial skills and with a background of knowledge in international business operations.
- Pursuing an MBA after a few years as a business analyst or project manager at a reputed Indian company, is also the right choice for a number of pay offs. A good MBA programs helps update your skills and refresh your mind, teaching you to handle traditional situations in a new way.
- If you wish to associate yourself with a non-profit role or organisation, then an MBA is a good choice. Much of the skills that one learns in a business school are directly applicable to work with non-profits.
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When should I pursue an MBA?
- Age is neither a factor nor a barrier; you must know your goals and your expectations from the course.
- Gain some work experience first. Indian students usually opt for a full-time MBA program in India immediately after completing their undergraduate studies. They are in their early twenties and may not have any work experience. Students in international business schools are older and have prior work experience. If you do not possess some work experience and attend an international business school, you may be at a disadvantage in class discussions that expect a certain degree of corporate knowledge from the participants.
- Shortlist a business school where you fit into their average age requirements. If you have short-listed a business school where the average age of students is much below or above your present age, you may feel out-of-place in the classroom.
Which MBA program should I choose?
- You are going for a graduate study in business and have finally decided to choose to do an MBA from the plethora of MBA programs available. Though this may feel like your biggest decision you will find that it is just the beginning
- The different kind of programs you will come across can leave you feeling confused, and unsure as to how to go about choosing the best MBA program that suits you.
- Don’t worry; this is normal, we hope that on reading this you will feel a lot more confident in making your decision.
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