Hello to all the dreamers and aspirants. Let me ask you some questions. Are you done with your graduation and looking for the next academic step? Are you still enjoying your last year of graduation but at the same time worried about what’s next? Or are you someone who is working but got bored with the job or want quick access to the managerial position? You know what, you are at the right place and reading the right article. I have an apt answer for all these questions: MBA.
MBA or Master of Business Administration is one of the most popular post-graduate degrees in India as well as abroad. An MBA or PGDM (Post-Graduate Diploma in Management) is a two-year course divided into four or six semesters. This course helps you to attain business acumen, expand your network, and creates a plethora of opportunities. Whether you want to enter the fields of Marketing, Finance, Human resource, Data analytics, etc., or want to change your current job profile, or want to take the path of being an entrepreneur, MBA is the degree to choose. You can choose from options like regular, online, or distance-education to pursue MBA/ PGDM. The working professionals have an option to choose an executive MBA as per their professional experience.
Million Dollar question
Should we start the MBA journey as a fresher or after attaining work experience? You know what, options are awesome because you get to choose the best among many. But at the same time, you tend to get confused about how to decide which is the best one. The same happens in this case as well. Join the MBA program after graduation or after attaining work experience, which is the better way to proceed? Let’s explore both options.
Did you just complete your graduation or still in the final year and aiming for an MBA after completing your college, but confused about whether is this the right time to do so? Check out some of the pros and cons of joining a b-school as a fresher.
Not only for MBA, but work experience means a lot because you have invested significant time in the organization(s). But does it always work in your favour, read in the section.
Since you people are looking at the MBA as your next journey, you have to interpret numbers/ data. So let’s talk about some top institutes and what is the number of intake of freshers and work experience people.
% of Work Experience
Indian Institute Of Management, Ahmedabad
Indian Institute Of Management, Kolkata
Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), Delhi
Management Development Institute (MDI),
Institute of Management Technology (IMT),
These are approximate figures which are based on the trend of the last three years.
As per the table, you can see how the top institutes set the batch profile to maintain the diversity in the upcoming batch. But the competition is tough and the total number of work experienced people outweigh the total number of freshers.
As competition is increasing every year, many a times students need multiple attempts to get into a Tier 1 college. Hence, it is very important to start your preparation as fresher and aim to clear it in first attempt itself. Your first attempt as a fresher will always be easier as you won’t be having any break from your academic routine. However, in case you are not able to clear it in the first attempt as fresher, you can plan a retake along with work experience.