Saturday, March 12, 2005

When I didnt get into a college of my choice for an MBA, I decided that I'd work for a year or two and then try again.

However, the fundemental question remains " Why do I want to do an MBA? ". To tell you the truth, I've never been able to answer it convincingly. I can only think of the prestige of an IIM degree, the fantastic salaries, the whole hype surrounding an MBA degree, the excitement of the CAT, the GD's and the PI's. So why an MBA? I dont know :P.

Funnily enough, I want to write the exams, take part in GD's and PI's just to prove to myself that I can beat the competition and clear the selection process. I havent given any thought to what lies beyond that. Pretty shallow reason for an MBA right?

I'm hoping that over a year or so, I'll realise the benefit of a management degree (or alternatively realise its all just hype). Thoughts and suggestions on the subject will be welcome :-)


Kroopa Shah (Kr00pz) said...

I don't know. I've always thought of an MBA as a Ooh-MBA-wow kind of thing. But its a good question, why? Maybe its just the hype, maybe its really valuable. I dont' know. :-D

The Insane Genius said...

Machan...its all hype.But then u get paid.Like VH says...its a good way for u to get up ze ladder faster :)

Murali said...

Someone else's IIM-MBA degree from our perspective is like..." ooh!!! mann he's gonna earn a hell lotta money"
Its your only possible track to become a so called " BIG SHOT" of any firm....climbing the corporate ladders as they say..:)
Imagine yourself as a VP stepping outta a modern helicopter of an MNC, with good looking secretaries waiting to greet you at the helipad...... u can undersatnd that cant u..... wow!!!!! tats what an MBA particualrly an IIM MBA is all about :d

Kroopa Shah (Kr00pz) said...

Where are you, weekend blogger? :-P

Anonymous said...

Didn't u have this 'fundamental' question when u took up ur engineering?
Was the same reason appicable then? (Knowing the college we joined, I would doubt it!)
Were you able to prove yourself? If No, then it's time to set aside this disposition!

BTW, wouldn't be surprised if MNM introduces MBA soon. Can imagine Malbi teaching People Management and Chandru teaching Business Communication :-P


Kroopa Shah (Kr00pz) said...

Oh my god!! Malbi and People Management?? No way!!! I can imagine MNM MBA grads going out into the world trying to kill anyone that comes in their way!! :-P