Why MBA?

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Recently I read an article which sort of compelled me to think why after all am I interested to do an MBA? Most of the people whom you ask would answer by one of the followings: 1) My dad told me to do so (papa ne kaha tha) 2) Had spare 1100 b...
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I am doing mechanical engineering and i am currently in the last sem. I gave CAT this year and got 95.85 percentile. I have calls from sibm-pune, scmhrd, sibm-bangalore, siib, siom and nmims mumbai and bangalore till now…….I can't justify till now:: ” why mba after mechanical engineering? “……please give me an appropriate answer for the same….

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for freshers,how should we answer to the question why mba?

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Hello

This is Divya.I have aspiration in pursuing MBA.I had only 9 months of work experience with a software company.How will that support me for MBA.I too have interest in specialising myself in the areas of HR,IT,Marketing and Finance.Anyone suggest me how can i take my career ahead.I am involved in CAT preparation too.For my specialisations which B Schools will suit better??

Divya
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Hi all. I have decent academics with 55% in my Graduation. I am having 1 year experience as a Sales Woman with B2C kind of experience and planning to do MBA in Marketing next year. Will get very high marks in my Entrance test. I know that even after doing MBA in Marketing i will get a Sales stint though i have 1 year experience. Please suggest me with my salary part as i need to answer my mom and dad. Please :))

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@hxparam

Stop preparing an answer for the question " Why mba".. I attended some 10-12 interviews none of which had the question "Why MBA".. I feel the interviewers know that you would be well prepared for this question. Again it is difficult to prepare for an mba without having an answer to this question. So just reason it out for yourselves why you want to do mba!!



With all due respect, I disagree with this advice. "Why MBA" question is asked in some way or the other in almost all interviews. If the interviewees know that you would be well prepared for this question they can still put you in spot over it or put this question differently.


Taking specific use cases:

1) A candidate was asked why don't you do a masters in supply chain if you have to get into supply chain consulting?

2) One candidate whose short term goal was entrepreneurship was why she can't start a business straight away?

3) There have been questions such as: What have you researched about academic rigors of MBA and otherwise?

Why all engineers want to be managers?


All these questions are nothing but "Why MBA?". Not preparing this question can be disastrous.



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All business schools ask why you are interested to join their MBA program. You need to justify your reasons and describe your professional goals for the future. You should be able to explain what motivates you for an MBA, and justify why you have decided to join at this particular time. To know more visit MBA Essay Tips for writing MBA Essay Tips: Why MBA? Reason for MBA? Motivation for MBA?

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