This is a question that comes to my mind quite often, even after joining a B-School. Is it really worth? Was I doing better before joining MBA? Should the question “Why did you leave your job?” torment me in interviews I’m gonna face if I had worked for 2+ years (applicable to most of the top Indian B-Schools)? Is switching careers so easy with MBA? Is it worth leaving your job though you like it just because this looks more attractive? Why is MBA so much hyped?….. and the list of questions is endless.
When I first started to ponder over this, a myriad of terms, phrases and incidents lingered in my mind and that cluttered my thoughts even more. Fortunately, I stumbled upon a very good movie called “Kung-Fu Panda”, where I found my answer. I cleared my mind, started to search for an answer, then came across something called mind-map. This mind map helped me structure my thoughts and at the end, I found an answer to the very famous (and to me, the most dreadful) question “Why MBA?”.
Most of us may have an answer but how solid or strong is that answer, how well can you defend it when you’re grilled on it is what matters at the end of the day. People might say networking, growth, learning, money, switching fields etc etc are the advantages of doing MBA but they can be achieved without doing MBA too!! Then, “Why MBA?”. A strong and focused self-introspection would unlock the answer for you.
“Ah! I know all these. What’s the point of the article?” might be running through your mind. I agree, but it is worth giving a thought once again for one of the most important decisions of your life and experience of others can help, after all, life’s all about taking the right decisions and moving ahead. Wish you all the very best.