Why MBA ?
Why MBA ? "Want to be an MBA ?" This is probably one of the most hackneyed and trite comments that the graduating youth of recent times come to face. Graduates today want to be an MBA, but have little idea what a manager really does.
Most students are attracted to management education at top business schools because of the high pay packages they get at the end of it. Sure, it is a brilliant career to pursue, but if your ultimate aim is to stuff your pockets, you might just cut a sorry figure in your future life or, for that matter, even in your Group Discussions or your Personal interviews.
Do you have a goal? Many students who make it to the best B-Schools do have a purpose or a firm goal. You will be astonished to know that every year, about six to eight percent of the graduating managers from top B-Schools join startup enterprises because of the tremendous learning opportunities that startups provide. Almost an equal percentage of students join NGOs or social service organisations. If you know your goal, the two year period at a B-School becomes a path to your objective and your learning is more focused.
CAT: Some notions All of us have heard that CAT is a test of Quantitative ability and Verbal ability. You can't really blame students for thinking so. This is because institutes inject this thought into their minds. Moreover, students believe CAT is all about 75 questions, divided into three sections to be tackled in 150 minutes. Often, we come across examples of class toppers performing badly in CAT, while an average student in the same class would crack CAT.
This puts forth a few questions:
CAT -- A few home truths For most students, GDs and interviews mean preparation of certain macro topics and self-awareness issues. But interviewers want to know the core of your business acumen. GDs and interviews preparation is not a 10 to 12 session programme, but a year-long process. They are more about sharpening your business acumen. There are topics such as
MBA: Some facts -Just having an MBA degree will not help you. Dig into the reason why you want to do an MBA. Discover your core skills.