Can i do MBA? I dont even know how to divide

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this year I wasted 25k in CL. I am a mass comm graduate and thought that I can do MBA after one of my friend joined CL and advised me to do the same. I went there for hardly a week or two and then i realized that i was the odd one out in whole of ...
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this year I wasted 25k in CL. I am a mass comm graduate and thought that I can do MBA after one of my friend joined CL and advised me to do the same. I went there for hardly a week or two and then i realized that i was the odd one out in whole of my class. For the math sums which the students were doing before the completion of the question, it took me more than 15 mins to do the same. Later i realized that i don't even know manual division. I am extremely poor in math. I studied math till 10th and after that i never touched anything related to maths. Under parents pressure, i had to opt for science and got compartment in physics in class 12th.



See when they had started they too must had taken more than 15mins but its practsie which have reduced their time. They had practised then and you have to do it now, that's the only difference.

And dude its never too late and yes u can always revert back.It might take up some of your time and energy which later on u might say I should have invested it on better place, but later in your life u don't repent what u have done, u repent more on what u haven't
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Well, for argument's sake i can say i should stick to Journalism. But there are negative aspects of it. 1st of this field, is very very difficult to cope for boys. Visit any odd Mass Comm. college, u would find more number of girls than boys.

Secondly, it does have respect and fame but there is no money in it. It takes not less than 5-8 years of exp. to earn as little as 35k(compared to MBA salaries)

My only intention to do MBA is earn big bucks.



I agree with you zatang that the field of journalism is no longer welcoming for boys, which is sad. However, if you really have the courage to fight against all odds, you can give a tough complex to girls in journalism. It is a matter of choice. There is nothing impossible for a man.

It is also true that sometimes instead of proving how courageous you are by becoming a leader in a female-dominated career like journalism, you can still carve a niche for yourself in some other field which fuels your enthusiasm and also gives you excellent monetary rewards. If you think you should change your field, then change it. Change it not because you don't see a future in a female-dominated field of journalism, but because you are able to find a career which is equally rewarding and motivating.

Weigh your options and accordingly decide from where you can do your MBA and in what field. As long as you are doing your research on the various institutes offering MBAs and the specialisations, you are not wasting your time. Take your time and select the best.
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Want to know bout academic requirements. I have 62/59/65 in my X/XII/Grad. Do I still stand any chance in the Top-20 B-schools?
Also, i was going through a thread in which ppl who got calls from Top institutes, listed thier Education background. 99% of the ppl there were having very good academic record and from B.Tech, BBA, B.Sc, and or BCA/BIT field. No one was from a 'Arts' background



I have interacted with a lot of B skoolers on this forum and trust me, your acads are not the only criteria to get you a call from top institutes. Yes, engineers mostly do MBA but so do people from a lot of other streams. Doesnt matter if you are an arts grad! What matters is how hard you are willing to work for CAT and other management exams. If you can manage a good percentile and give your best shot in the interview, the institute will not deny you admission just because you are an Arts Grad

Your admission in a good B skool depends only on your CAT percentile and your performance in the interview and GD. Your acads dont have anything to do with it.

If you are willing to work hard to get admission, dont worry about all this.

Give this a thought. Why do you see people with stupendous acads making it to IIMs and the likes? Maybe becuase they are used to working hard to achieve their dreams:satisfie:

Now stop thinking so much and put some action

My only intention to do MBA is earn big bucks.


Wrong intention but thats my personal opinion . Yes, moolah is a part of MBA but there are other aspects to it too ;)

So, my question is that now i have stopped thinking about clearing the CAT exams and have not touched any CAT related book since the last 3 months after leaving CL. Its much beyond my reach. Now, if i take admission in some good B-school on paid seat(i am not a rich and hap dude, i wud be taking education loan for the same) is there any chance that i would pass the maths(meaning the subject involving maths) in the first 3 trimesters? Or should i leave the dream of MBA and get back to my field of Journalism


Do you have any idea how much a paid seat in the Top 20 insti's is for ? Its better to work hard enough and get a general seat.

Since you know you are not good in quant, how much time and effort have you put into making yourself adept at it ? I think its just a mental block, you can do anything only and only if you practice. Dont lose hope :D

I am from a Medical background and was pathetic at QA in the mocks, but I did spend a lot of time making myself familiar with the kind of questions that come in the mocks and practising them over and over again.

Also, i plan to go for HR being the easiest part. Is there anything still easier? Also i am very good in computers except programming. i can easily learn and understand all concepts in computers, be it networking, graphics, system administration, hardware and everything to anything where there is no programming involved. i was having computer science as an optional subject in 12th but since i was not knowing anything bout C++, i didnt appeared for the exam. So looking on all this, should i dare to think bout taking IT systems as my specialization, if at all i am doing MBA.


Dont opt for something just because its easy or not easy. Once you get admission you would have a lot of time to decide what your specialization should be. This is not the time to worry about it
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Thanks all for ur valuable comments. I really appreciate it.

Want to know bout academic requirements. I have 62/59/65 in my X/XII/Grad. Do I still stand any chance in the Top-20 B-schools?
Also, i was going through a thread in which ppl who got calls from Top institutes, listed thier Education background. 99% of the ppl there were having very good academic record and from B.Tech, BBA, B.Sc, and or BCA/BIT field. No one was from a 'Arts' background

So, is MBA only made for PPL from Science and Maths Background and creme la creme of the crowd.

Well, for argument's sake i can say i should stick to Journalism. But there are negative aspects of it. 1st of this field, is very very difficult to cope for boys. Visit any odd Mass Comm. college, u would find more number of girls than boys.

Secondly, it does have respect and fame but there is no money in it. It takes not less than 5-8 years of exp. to earn as little as 35k(compared to MBA salaries)

My only intention to do MBA is earn big bucks.

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Hi,
what makes you think that you can't crack CAT. CAT is not a knowledge based test but a skill based test. I would suggest you to visit this portal www.thecatlounge.com
You will find how maths can be so much of fun!! And ofcourse easy, and thrilling experience.
Have fun:)

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this year I wasted 25k in CL. I am a mass comm graduate and thought that I can do MBA after one of my friend joined CL and advised me to do the same. I went there for hardly a week or two and then i realized that i was the odd one out in whole of my class. For the math sums which the students were doing before the completion of the question, it took me more than 15 mins to do the same. Later i realized that i don't even know manual division. I am extremely poor in math. I studied math till 10th and after that i never touched anything related to maths. Under parents pressure, i had to opt for science and got compartment in physics in class 12th.
So, my question is that now i have stopped thinking about clearing the CAT exams and have not touched any CAT related book since the last 3 months after leaving CL. Its much beyond my reach. Now, if i take admission in some good B-school on paid seat(i am not a rich and hap dude, i wud be taking education loan for the same) is there any chance that i would pass the maths(meaning the subject involving maths) in the first 3 trimesters? Or should i leave the dream of MBA and get back to my field of Journalism
Also, i plan to go for HR being the easiest part. Is there anything still easier? Also i am very good in computers except programming. i can easily learn and understand all concepts in computers, be it networking, graphics, system administration, hardware and everything to anything where there is no programming involved. i was having computer science as an optional subject in 12th but since i was not knowing anything bout C++, i didnt appeared for the exam. So looking on all this, should i dare to think bout taking IT systems as my specialization, if at all i am doing MBA.
I request for a detailed response. Thanks in advance.
Please help me, i very much confused and depressed.


Due, if you have done Mass Comm., I suggest you take up a job in your related field, & give a wholehearted attempt at MBA tests next year, you can give CAT 2007 and aim for good b-schools, but you'd better start your Math prep in right earnest.
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I am too a Maths Divide by Zero error, but I aint ashamed of it.
Try and try till you succeed, dont loose hope.



A big welcome to our new moderator folks.
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You will do injustice to yourself if you are satisfied remaining a mediocre. Aim for the highest, the biggest and the hardest, and if you have the passion and courage, you will attain success.


I am too a Maths Divide by Zero error, but I aint ashamed of it.
Try and try till you succeed, dont loose hope.
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Zatang, I hope you admit that all those students who were faster in math than you, had spent some quality time in learning and practicing math problems. It is obvious that you will find it difficult to solve math problems knowing that you lost touch with it for quite some time. However, if you practice math problems with concentration, you can do better than other students. It is only a matter of choice.

If you are mass comm graduate and has a passion for journalism, then you should stick to it instead of diverting your aim and diminishing your force toward one subject. Remember, you can't pick your career by thinking which one is the easiest for you to complete. If you are passionate about a particular career field, then you will also have courage to face all obstacles in your way. Assess your strong points as well as the work for which you are very passionate about. Pick a career wherein you can enjoy your work even when you are facing problems or difficulties. It could be anything - journalism, computers, HR, IT etc.

You will do injustice to yourself if you are satisfied remaining a mediocre. Aim for the highest, the biggest and the hardest, and if you have the passion and courage, you will attain success. What's the fun in living an easy life when we have a choice to live an extraordinary life that will one day inspire millions? Choice is yours.

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this year I wasted 25k in CL. I am a mass comm graduate and thought that I can do MBA after one of my friend joined CL and advised me to do the same. I went there for hardly a week or two and then i realized that i was the odd one out in whole of my class. For the math sums which the students were doing before the completion of the question, it took me more than 15 mins to do the same. Later i realized that i don't even know manual division. I am extremely poor in math. I studied math till 10th and after that i never touched anything related to maths. Under parents pressure, i had to opt for science and got compartment in physics in class 12th.

So, my question is that now i have stopped thinking about clearing the
CAT exams and have not touched any CAT related book since the last 3 months after leaving CL. Its much beyond my reach. Now, if i take admission in some good B-school on paid seat(i am not a rich and hap dude, i wud be taking education loan for the same) is there any chance that i would pass the maths(meaning the subject involving maths) in the first 3 trimesters? Or should i leave the dream of MBA and get back to my field of Journalism

Also, i plan to go for HR being the easiest part. Is there anything still easier? Also i am very good in computers except programming. i can easily learn and understand all concepts in computers, be it networking, graphics, system administration, hardware and everything to anything where there is no programming involved. i was having computer science as an optional subject in 12th but since i was not knowing anything bout C++, i didnt appeared for the exam. So looking on all this, should i dare to think bout taking IT systems as my specialization, if at all i am doing MBA.

I request for a detailed response. Thanks in advance.
Please help me, i very much confused and depressed.
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