”How to choose the relevant subjects during MBA”

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So, finally you have decided to shift your career to the fast lane by adding the MBA degree to your career and we are happy to hear that you have chosen IBS as your preferred MBA Partner.

And now the time comes for the second most critical step. Which subject to choose and why?

At IBS, this critical question is approached with the utmost care, which is exactly why we are among the best in the colleges in terms of providing the assortment of subjects during our MBA Program.

Choosing the relevant subject during MBA can easily be decided by three step expertise:-

 Step One: Your subject till Graduation!

You should look back and consider all those subjects you have studied till graduation. How well have you done in your graduation in those subjects? Were those subjects to your liking or not? If the answer is: I did fairly well and yes I liked the subjects in my graduation, then you should continue to study those subjects in an advanced module during your MBA and get a total know how of those subjects. If the answer is otherwise, you should sit down, talk to your friends and fellow students, take help of your teachers and seniors and should not hurry to choose your subjects.

 Step Two: Exploring the Options and Become Multi-Master!

Many a times you would have come across people who would have pursue subjects which they had never studied in their student life before. Such people want to study and experience those subjects to give their career a second or a back-up choice. However, as per the adage goes “Jack of all trade and master of none“ be careful of choosing many subjects. Trying to specialize in too many subjects might result in you having just a superficial knowledge and expertise in none.

Sometimes most of the students have no option but to choose different subjects with respect to what they have already studied in their graduation. For e.g. an engineering student from the fields of Mechanical, Civil or Electrical do not have relevant subjects that they have already studied in a MBA curriculum, but an MBA Degree would definitely add to their resume. They should not consider themselves a minority as compared to all those who have done BBA and have now joined MBA, but it would be wise for the engineering students to focus on subjects such as Sales, Marketing and Operations as there is huge demand in the market for those who specialize in these fields.

Step Three: What do you want to do after MBA?

Even though it’s the last step but the most critical and important factor as it will help you differentiate yourself from rest of the others.

When a student joins the MBA Program, every parent starts dreaming that after 2 years their child will join a big multinational firm or some company is going to hire them for a project overseas. There is absolutely no harm in seeing those dreams but it actually depends on whether you want to join an MNC or are you brave enough to become an entrepreneur after your MBA.

Richard Branson knew he wanted to be an entrepreneur at a very early age, as do many successful business people in every sector of the economy. Some people, it seems, know what they want to do almost from birth and cannot wait to start doing it. If you know your strengths, whether it be in entrepreneurship, finance or general management, and more importantly, you want to build on them, doing an MBA is an excellent means of achieving your goal.

“My MBA was a catalyst for helping me develop my entrepreneurial spirit and skills, and it gave me the confidence to pursue my career,” said Elena Ambrosiadou, Cranfield MBA student in the Class of 1988 who is currently CEO of IKOS Partners. “It taught me how to build and maintain an international network of friends and how to seek out creativity and opportunity. It also taught me about leadership, teamwork and decision-making.”

I am pretty sure that while doing your MBA you will be able to figure out your strengths and weaknesses in a much better way. By the end of the fourth semester you would be clear in your mind as to what you have to do after MBA and which subjects will help you in getting there. Or else if you want, you can take help of our Alumni network which has been our hallmark for years now.

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For e.g. if you are an engineer and want to pursue your career in the automobile Industry, then you should choose operations as elective along with the Marketing and this will help give your career a head start in a much progressive way and also help you build your future in the same profile.

Similarly, if you are a finance graduate and want to become a core financial professional then choose Finance as your elective. In addition to the MBA Programme, you can also choose our CFA Course, which will help shape your career as a Financial Professional.

If you are a BBA graduate, choosing MBA subjects would be a rather simple task, because if you want your career to move ahead in a rather well managed and professional way, you are being offered the  best in class Management subjects.

If you want to take your career in the manpower space, then you are welcome to choose the MBA Program in Human Resource Management which will give you the definite edge in the current Human Resources Space.

I would like you to go through the list of the subjects which we offer during our MBA Program.

Please visit our website for the same and with a thorough research on the same, choosing the subjects would be really simplified. Please visit using the link: http://www.ibshyderabad.org/MBA.htm

 In the end, I would like to stress on the fact that although it is important to choose your favourite subjects during the MBA Program, it is more important is to keep your goal very clear from the day one.

An MBA Program is just a means to help you become a confident and brilliant manager who can manage time and resource well as compare to others. Focus on your goals, strengths and aspirations in deciding the best subjects you should learn during your MBA.

All the Best!

Contributed by Himanshu Chaudhary ( Class of 2003-05IBS HYDERABAD )

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