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ambigai.cvr Started The Discussion:

hi,
i hve a friend who completed her BTech n now doing his MBA, during campus interview she use to come across a usual question,
why from BTech to MBA???,
what will be the suitable answer n what is the drawback of this combination?
bcos she use to pass allround, except the direct interview, were she use to face the same question

thinkjobz - Contributing Member
Hi,

Hope the below helps your friend to sort out a major hurdle, Always remember the interviewer is always looking for honest answers with a bit of sophostication.


Scenario 1

My career goals are a continuation of my career so far, and I would like to take on bigger responsibilities which a business administration education & degree helps me to do. My current skills doesnt allow me to do the same, I agree that ther are some skills that I am more likely to gain only at work, while others would be best achieved through an MBA.

Scenario 2

Switch Careers

For the switch in career the MBA will help me make this change smoother and easier. I agree that additional skills and experiences would also be needed. (Specify for how long you have kept this goal in mind. Why do you think you are a good fit for your goals? What steps have you taken so far to prepare for the change?)

I really dont know in which scenario your friend is in but if you consider the following points and address it in such a manner that it helps you to sort out your weaknesses or accentuates your strengths then the interviewer can be led to those topics, I always enjoy leading the interviewer to my domain, make him ask question about the things I know and hence it becomes easier and my experience do reflect the same, as well the interviewer is also looking for answers with a lead in it, so that it becomes easier for him too.


(1) A career move to an entirely different domain say finance or consulting.....it could be done the without an MBA as well but then the struggle is a lot harder.

(2) A fast forward button for your career.....in the corporate world degree holders from top b-schools are given positions of responsibility and authority very quickly considered to those without an MBA irrespective of any amount of 'managerial' acumen you may show.

(3) Money.....lots of it ...at the end of the day there's no denying the fact that this plays a very important role besides your work...Infact for many it's the sole reason who pursue an MBA.....the hard fact is that those who do the actual work get paid far less than those who 'manage' them.

Also get some influence from the words below,

Given rapid technological change and increasingly global markets, there is an increasing need for MBA graduates who grasp the organizational and competitive possibilities enabled through and with information technology (IT). IT is now the prime driver and enabler of business strategy for many, if not most, organizations. The shear size level of investment in IT and its impact on productivity and competitiveness demonstrates the need for MBA students whether majoring in Marketing, Finance, Management, or other disciplines to possess skills and knowledge inherent to the field of information systems. Among many other things, this knowledge is essential to:

Recognizing new or improved technology-enabled ways to reach customers, partners and consumers

Managing information systems design, development and implementation

Choosing and assessing information systems-related investments wisely

Optimizing the benefits of technology for overall organizational gain

You can change the IT part to any other sector as with the current boom in global industries, this is applicable to all the sectors.

Thanks & in case you like the response rate it and post it.

It keeps things going.,, :)

Regards,


AJ

thinkjobz - Contributing Member
Hi,

Hope the below helps your friend to sort out a major hurdle, Always remember the interviewer is always looking for honest answers with a bit of sophistication.


Scenario 1

My career goals are a continuation of my career so far, and I would like to take on bigger responsibilities which a business administration education & degree helps me to do. My current skills doesnt allow me to do the same, I agree that ther are some skills that I am more likely to gain only at work, while others would be best achieved through an MBA.

Scenario 2

Switch Careers

For the switch in career the MBA will help me make this change smoother and easier. I agree that additional skills and experiences would also be needed. (Specify for how long you have kept this goal in mind. Why do you think you are a good fit for your goals? What steps have you taken so far to prepare for the change?)

I really dont know in which scenario your friend is in but if you consider the following points and address it in such a manner that it helps you to sort out your weaknesses or accentuates your strengths then the interviewer can be led to those topics, I always enjoy leading the interviewer to my domain, make him ask question about the things I know and hence it becomes easier and my experience do reflect the same, as well the interviewer is also looking for answers with a lead in it, so that it becomes easier for him too.


(1) A career move to an entirely different domain say finance or consulting.....it could be done the without an MBA as well but then the struggle is a lot harder.

(2) A fast forward button for your career.....in the corporate world degree holders from top b-schools are given positions of responsibility and authority very quickly considered to those without an MBA irrespective of any amount of 'managerial' acumen you may show.

(3) Money.....lots of it ...at the end of the day there's no denying the fact that this plays a very important role besides your work...Infact for many it's the sole reason who pursue an MBA.....the hard fact is that those who do the actual work get paid far less than those who 'manage' them.

Also get some influence from the words below,

Given rapid technological change and increasingly global markets, there is an increasing need for MBA graduates who grasp the organizational and competitive possibilities enabled through and with information technology (IT). IT is now the prime driver and enabler of business strategy for many, if not most, organizations. The shear size level of investment in IT and its impact on productivity and competitiveness demonstrates the need for MBA students whether majoring in Marketing, Finance, Management, or other disciplines to possess skills and knowledge inherent to the field of information systems. Among many other things, this knowledge is essential to:

Recognizing new or improved technology-enabled ways to reach customers, partners and consumers

Managing information systems design, development and implementation

Choosing and assessing information systems-related investments wisely

Optimizing the benefits of technology for overall organizational gain

You can change the IT part to any other sector as with the current boom in global industries, this is applicable to all the sectors.

Thanks & in case you like the response rate it and post it.

It keeps things going.,, :)

Regards,


AJ

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