Career after MBA in IT industry

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Hello Friends, I am a software professional working for a Bangalore based company. I have now about 5.5 years of experience and I am intrested in pursuing MBA. But I am not sure, how an MBA would help me in the IT industry. What kind of ...
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@Ammz said:
@visionIIM-ACL sir.. pursuing MBA-IT is said to get one a job of Project Manager/Business Analyst/etc. But if somebody does MBA just after the completion of B.Tech. (with no work-ex). Still would he/she be offered the same role? And why?
Yes but also depends on the college .. mostly Project Management opportunities are offered to people having work ex in the industry prior to MBA

Business analyst is certainly an option for freshers
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@visionIIM-ACL sir.. pursuing MBA-IT is said to get one a job of Project Manager/Business Analyst/etc. But if somebody does MBA just after the completion of B.Tech. (with no work-ex). Still would he/she be offered the same role? And why?

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Hi puys!

I am not clear with the role of presale ....

Does presale person convince client to purchase the product which has been already made by company?

How he is different from IT consultant??

A bit confused ..

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@ravijamesbond please go thru the posts above yr post , wherein there was a discussion about IT consulting vs PM Roles , you will get yr answer
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@invban said:
@ravijamesbond what do u mean by "MBA interviews" is it a job interview after yr MBA or an interview for MBA admission ?
Sir!!
It is for admission into MBA college.
Kindly reply
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@ravijamesbond what do u mean by "MBA interviews" is it a job interview after yr MBA or an interview for MBA admission ?
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Hi !

I have MBA interview in coming days..I have filled "IT consultancy" as my first preference and I am working as Senior softeware engineer for the past 4 years as coder.

Now if i tell in interview that I want to go in IT consultancy then would it hamper my chances or should I term my short term goal as Project mgmt only as project mgmt more relates to my job.

Plz help

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@ashish100 no I wont say so ......both are just roles and at the end of the day they both need to be played the way they should be .......however PMs sometimes tend to think that they "own" the Team and can assert their authority in whatever they want , that "mindset" is a problem , why this happens because PMs generally grade the Team for their performance ......thats why I said being a good PM is a "rarity" :).......In fact PM and Consulting are parallel streams and its just about what you like to do and what you do not ........in the end after say 10-15 years of experience both do have to move to people centric jobs .........in general IT cos take MBAs for Consulting , test them , observe them and if they find that the person is the right fit for a PM job , they go for it .....as i said not everyone likes a PM job ......
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@invban said:
@ashish100 Consulting indeed is a challenging job and there would be no Consulting without Consultants , isn't it ?? As i said earlier , PM role involves a different set of skill sets which is more admin oriented ,but that does not mean its easy stuff ..... on a multimillion dollar Implementation Project ( I am not referring to the Support Projects since they are more or less stable) stakes are very high and with the crunched time lines and with all constraints in hands , PM job becomes very critical .......so I am talking wrt high profile Projects ........MBA is not at all essential for a PM role that is right .......however a person with an MBA + WORK EX can bring a good "maturity" level to the Role (my personal point of view though) , in some Projects , a Consultant may be given the role to lead the Project ; in huge Projects , in general a separate person (who does not get involved in Consulting) plays that Role ...........It all depends on what you are comfortable with , so in fact you can't compare one on one actually .......Best is to start with Consulting , and then take on PM jobs
Very thought provoking :)
So it means ....Project manager is at higher hierarchy than consultant??
and IT companies usually consider MBAs (3-4 work exp)for consultant first and then based on performance they move to Project manager....am i right?
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@ashish100 Consulting indeed is a challenging job and there would be no Consulting without Consultants , isn't it ?? As i said earlier , PM role involves a different set of skill sets which is more admin oriented ,but that does not mean its easy stuff ..... on a multimillion dollar Implementation Project ( I am not referring to the Support Projects since they are more or less stable) stakes are very high and with the crunched time lines and with all constraints in hands , PM job becomes very critical .......so I am talking wrt high profile Projects ........MBA is not at all essential for a PM role that is right .......however a person with an MBA + WORK EX can bring a good "maturity" level to the Role (my personal point of view though) , in some Projects , a Consultant may be given the role to lead the Project ; in huge Projects , in general a separate person (who does not get involved in Consulting) plays that Role ...........It all depends on what you are comfortable with , so in fact you can't compare one on one actually .......Best is to start with Consulting , and then take on PM jobs
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