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I am observing something very wierd in the job market in te field of Academics...
A very talented and intelligent friend of mine is looking for a job in the field of academics... He is an MBA- Btech.. Normally many of the counsellors suggest to take up finance after engg. But the entire scenario seems to be different when it comes to academics.. Wheresoever he goes for the interview, he is asked level ques... now what I mean to say is that if he is so very clear with Financial mgmt why are people concentrating on the part that he is not aware of rather than what he is an expert at????
Is MBA finance after Btech a wrong thing to do??? How should he go about??? he is crazy about teaching field... plz suggest...

From India, Delhi
It all depends upon where he is trying to teach. If academia is his passion, then why did he not pusue ME and then go to teach engineering? If he likes to teach Management subjects then he should aim to teach in an institution catering MBAs. However, if has to teach B.Com students then institutions would be asking questions relevant to that course.
As the saying goes "It's horses for courses".
Have a lovely day.
A retired academc in the UK.

From United Kingdom
Thank you So very much for replying Sir.... He is trying in MBA colleges..However he is asked basic audit ques... Why?? Kindly suggest how to go about??
From India, Delhi
Sorry Monica,
I do not know the situation in India. Has he any work experience? If he has no work experience, then I suggest that he works in any industry for a couple of years and then reflect on how his MBA knowledge can be utilized and then go to teach. Nothing worse than being taught by an inexperience management tutor.
Have a lovely day.

From United Kingdom
He has one and half years experience in the field of operations(engg) and then he did MBA..Should he first opt for industry experience in finance and then go for teaching?????
From India, Delhi
He should try for teaching Operations Management. That’s what I taught. Then when opportunity arises within the institution indicate that he is well versed in finance too and then try.
From United Kingdom
He must have studied Operations management in his core subjects. Then he should try and get some experience in Finance or marketing before going to teach. Mere book knowledge is not enough to teach effectively.
From United Kingdom
Thank you sir for your wise advice.. one more question I would like to ask.. There are vacancies in the finance deptt in KPOs, will it be good enough to start with KPOs and then enter Academics??? This year he will be apllying for NET exam so as to pursue Phd too.... I seriously dont want his talent to be wasted.. an extremely intelligent and ambitious person..looking for a good platform to start with...
From India, Delhi
Sorry Monica, I was away.
I do not know the situation in India as I am in UK. Have been here for over 40 years. He has to decide as to what he wants to do for a living and pursue that line.
Have a lovely day.

From United Kingdom
Ok Sir Not a problem... I appreciate your time and help.. will ask him to get a good experience in industry and then enter into the field of academics.. I guess once he gets enrolled in Ph.D he will be having ample opportunities in teaching.. Thank you once again.. If you have any other idea as to how to go about please reply...
From India, Delhi

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