This is probably one of the most hackneyed and trite question that the graduating youth of today come to face. Graduates today want to do MBA, but have little idea what a manager really does.
Most students are attracted to management education at top business schools because of the high pay packages they get at the end of it. Sure, it is a brilliant career to pursue, but if your ultimate aim is to stuff your pockets, you might just cut a sorry figure in your future life or, for that matter, even in your Group Discussions or your Personal interviews.
Do you have a goal?
Many students who make it to the best B-Schools do have a purpose or a goal in mind. You will be astonished to know that every year about six to eight percent of the graduating managers from top B-Schools join start-up enterprises because of the tremendous learning opportunities that they provide. Almost an equal percentage of students join NGOs or social service organisations. If you know your goal, the two year period at a B-School becomes a pathway to your objective and your learning is more focused.
MBA:Some facts - Just having an MBA degree will not help you. Dig into the reason why you want to do an MBA. Discover your core skills.
If you are good at creativity and have an aptitude for advertising, an advertising school is a better option for you than a B-School.
Don't get bogged down with the fat pay packages. Salary packages are just a direct function of economic growth. If in a particular year, there is an upward economic swing, salary packages will shoot up. In a year of recession, even the best B-Schools in India find it tough to place their students.