5 Things to Make Sure Before Going For An MBA
Decision making can be of 2 types: By Consent or By Force. There is really no need to mention which SHOULD be chosen and which SHOULD-NOT. Before setting for a major course in life, one should research, both within self and outside, set goals, plan and take necessary actions accordingly. If after doing all this, you go through to finally make up your mind to pursue it, then, it will be a DECISION BY CONSENT. One should not be biased by what their relatives, family, friends and society has to say about this decision of yours as it is your life and who can know you better than yourself. These biased decisions can be tagged as DECISIONS BY FORCE. Nobody feels comfortable under the force of others, it doesn’t up-brings ownership. It doesn’t mean we shouldn’t listen to others. It definitely helps to listen to others and analyze that information as inputs and come to a calling of your own as rightly quoted, “SunoSabki, KaroApni”. It gives the sense of responsibility and satisfaction too.
Going for MBA is a great professional and personal decision which should not be taken lightly as it is entitled to send you on a different course than that you already are on. To make it a successful and fruitful life-decision one needs to pursue it by consent and not by force. To support you this tiresome and frightening decision making, Mangalmay Group has put down 5 THINGS TO MAKE SURE BEFORE GOING FOR MBA. And here they are:
1. ASK YOURSELF:
Investments can be of many types. Two most critical of the lot are: TIME & MONEY. An MBA course do require an abundance of these two. One might as well put these on table smartly.
One needs to be really sure in self whether they really want to enter this field and make such investments. If thought thoroughly, it comes down to playing with your strengths. Listening from other people getting 7-figure salaries after an MBA may shine your eyes and brains but we also need to look at that other students who couldn’t make it to that side and are struggling to even get a job in this tough market because they did not asked themselves before jumping. Plus, it is so obvious to notice that MBA is a highly competitive field. Just ask yourself once if you are that competitive person who can jump into this pool of 5lacs students and come out as one of that 0.1% who really survive. We can bet that MBA is not just a pursuit but a calling as well, an inner one that we need to listen to.
There is nothing wrong with being non-competitive. There are many fields which are yet to be explored enough to have a major competition like this. As Steve Jobs rightly said, “Keep looking for what interests you. As for all the matters of the heart you will know when you will find it.”
Next part in the plan must be to perform a thorough research of the market you are entering. This research will also help in assessing yourself in above step. The research of a market is to look at it as a landscape and then, enter into the minute details to see if everything is of your style.
Research of MBA market would involve assessing its definition (about), past-present-future to get a better understanding, what are the ways to get in like entrance exams (would highly recommend to start believing in and working with your strengths rather than choosing a path of donation which has become highly prevalent in our country in the past decade), the usual journey and day-to-day life of a student before and after entering an MBA Program(for this, one can talk to some current MBA aspirants, there is no lack of them), practicality, course structure, internship/job opportunities, diversification and scope of exploration, cities/countries (if looking to pursue the same out home country) offering better facilities and colleges and most importantly competition as was discussed in 1st point.
There is literally no end to a research but you will know when to stop when you will be sure, what’s important is getting sure! And we all have that special tool, more of a Super-God, called Google to perform the same. Disclaimer: Stay away from Ads. There is a huge lot trying to get your laundry.
3. Follow Groups:
Be social out there. Eventually, if you are entering in this field you need to be a lot more social and have extra-ordinary networking abilities. While researching, as suggested in point above, you will find beneficial & market leading groups, companies and people on social networking websites like Linkedin, Twitter and Facebook. Follow these entities, keep in touch with them and you are good on the side of networking and being aware of latest events/information in this market.
4. College Search:
One of most important research topic is the search of a college right for you. Every person has a different set of filters/barriers which they have while searching for a college for them, be it financial, geographical, course etc. Again, search well on Google on these topics and make a list of colleges in your favor. Do not, at any point, jump in to the pool of competition without assessment on this topic. There are cases where students find colleges in other countries favorable for them which have much less competition as compared to with-in country competition.
5. Selected College Assessment:
On the basis of the above search one must have a list of selected colleges which they are willing to invest in based on their location, fees, course selection, eligibility criteria etc. Assessment of these colleges will not only depend on online research now but also on the word-of-mouth of people you connected with while growing your network. Again, it is highly recommended to take advice only from experts with in this industry. Based on these suggestions and more analyzing on your part will give you your priority college.
P.S: Greater Noida is a hub of desired colleges and one of the recommended colleges in it for MBA aspirants is Mangalmay Institute of Management & Technology. They have a great panel of highly educated & trained academicians, an open eligibility criteria, huge infrastructure with loads of facilities, advance systems and a well maintained & developed placement system.