A management program is very well thought about decision these days. Especially for 2 reasons, the fee structure and the sudden influx of colleges, institutes offering MBA programs. All talk about distinctiveness, placements, corporate exposure etc as the reason to be a student’s preference for a management degree. Few of the colleges also allure students by the way of foreign exchange programs to become a choice but what most of them miss out on is to educate/inform the student – on why they should take the program.
The counseling usually covers selling/over-selling the college to the students without guiding them on why a certain management program is beneficial for them considering the personality traits, the professional skill-set, and the market condition and job opportunities it offers. This particular blog post is been thought of to help the students make the best choice in their careers and professional life.
The 5 most significant and good reasons to enroll in a Management Program are:
Overall Personality Advancement
2 years of an MBA Program helps a student gain overall career advancement. It not only helps one tread the career path in a knowledge driven way but also in terms of personal grooming, professional skill training, power networking etc
In any work profile, communication skills coupled with great listening and ability to work in teams with geographically & culturally different people is considered the biggest challenge for anyone to excel in work abilities. Business communication and the personal ability is given equal weight-age as to business decisions by the hiring experts and an MBA Program enables a candidate to gain that personality advancement in life which is there to stay forever.
Other than that, it enables the students to think logically and communicate sensibly. One will learn to read business statements and help you to analyze the business & market situations and empowers you to lead and react accordingly in the work environments.
A management program certainly adds a Global Perspective to how a candidate understands, thinks, reacts to a business situation. The business world is forever changing and its dynamics are dependent on many factors which makes it difficult for anyone to translate and understand the situations. An MBA Program is well-rounded education degree which educates a candidate on general management and all the significant aspects of business situations, also the pedagogy is such that – the entire learning experience is logic driven and hence adds to the global point of view.
A student learns the basics of a chosen stream in the under-graduate courses. Such courses are backed by basics and knowledge and the application of them is not understood in real world. The MBA Programs adds up the applicability to what a student learns in the under graduate programs. In order to work in a robust environment, a student needs to first understand and then think rationally, the mere knowledge of subject is sometimes not enough in those business environments and that is where the practical application and global preview of businesses come into picture which is only due to the global perspective, an MBA provides to a student.
Problem Solving and Decision Making
The education in MBA Program is imparted through a range of applied techniques like case studies, role plays, and business frameworks. They not only teach the business system but make the students learn though numerous opportunities of applying thoughts and practices.
IBS India follows the best of Case Studies enabled education system; their two dedicated bodies for Case Study Methodology are called as IBS Case Development Centre and IBS Center for Management Research. Here we believe that a case study format enforces the thinking ability of a student and also imparts the best lessons of decision making. It not only forces the students to wear the thinking caps and reach to business decision but also helps in team work & group dynamics. A management programs possibly works as the first school to impart the culture of synergy by working together and learning through the process. The lessons taught for problem solving and decision making also covers the skills like assertiveness, negotiations etc and further touching the aspects of delegation and leadership.
MBA offers career advantage in the best possible ways. Not only it starts with the grooming and fine-tuning the personality aspects of a student but it also helps in adding value through various other aspects of a business environment.
Power Networks is one of them. It is not necessary that only when a student lands a job, s/he gets into the power networks but MBA Program enables the same during education by means of management fest, annual events – like conclaves, conferences , job fairs provides the required industry interface and hence introduces the students to inner circle.
Summer Internships and Management Projects are other sources of offering career advantage to the MBA students. They enable early exposure and with the help of corporate guides they learn the basics of corporate culture. The placement culture in a management program also provides a lot of industry interface and therefore it adds to the career advantage. The expectations of the corporate world are well explained in the pre-placement talks. Some even arrange the mock interviews, the assignments and the written tests to give students a feel of corporate atmosphere and how they can further grow in the business environments.
Career Change & Future Avenues
MBA is just one program which offers a student with a variety to change careers and choose to switch streams in future. The program doesn’t limit the options for a candidate. Many a times it is been observed that a student of arts in an under graduate programs – chooses a career in finance merely for the interest s/he develops in the MBA Program. You can see engineers taking up creative genre of careers and there are those who turn to hospitality as the career options.
Not only the career switches and changes, MBA also empower the students to take up entrepreneurial risks for they finish up confidant about the business practices and situations. They are equipped with the networking & people management skills which ease their quest to start on their own and test the market waters.
So, in a way we can say that MBA opens up the future avenues for the students, not only to choose what they to do in life but also the create forces to enable others make & earn a livelihood.
Contributed by : IBS India