When you browse through the internet for information related to international MBA, you will get to know that a number of applicants, who apply for MBA from India hold either a B.E, B. Tech of M. Tech. These graduates wish to go for MBA from an international university after several years of work experience. But, this trend is not common among professionals and graduates from other disciplines like law, medicine, finance and other fields. Why MBA after engineering is popular among Indians, let us find:
Engineers likely to pursue MBA:
Generally, engineering, who show interest towards pursuing an MBA can be brought under four categories like those mentioned below:
- First category includes computer engineers, who work in IT sector and involved in roles like testing and software development
- Second category includes those from non-IT industry like Mining, mechanical and electrical engineers.
- Third category comprises non-IT engineers working in Non-IT roles. For instance, electrical engineering graduates working in power sector.
- Fourth category encompasses engineers, who are already in entrepreneurial roles or business-oriented roles like finance, sales and marketing.
Why MBA after engineering?
First category: Why do first category candidates go for MBA, besides being placed in a high-paying job? This is the question that many people have. But, when these professionals are asked this question, of course, the answer is career growth and also they look for some form of identity as well in their organization. Even after excelling in the academics, many IITs are getting lost in the ocean of IT professionals and with a view to stand out of the crowd, many of these professionals go for MBA after working for some years in the IT sector. Nowadays, fresh B.E/B. Tech IT and computer engineering graduates are showing interest towards MBA mainly with a view to improve their career prospects.
Second category: When it comes to candidates falling under second category, things are not different for them. You are wrong, if you think that they are emotionally scarred to have to work in an industry in which they are trained. This is because most of the mechanical and electrical engineers are working outside their academic specialization as successful professionals. Only a few of them are showing interest towards returning back to their original domains. But, the thing that fears them is the recognition gained by their IT peers. So, with a view to gain such recognition, they go for MBA. Some of them go for MBA with a view to become entrepreneurs in the same field in which they have experience.
Third and fourth category: When the matter gets into candidates falling under third and fourth category, over-supply of similar skills and market saturation is the motivating point to go for MBA. Also, with a view to speed up their career growth towards managerial positions, they wish to go for an executive MBA program. As against managerial position within 6-8 years in IT industry, the promotions in other industries are slower and with a view to get this promotion, candidates choose the educational path.
So, students can choose an MBA after their engineering course based on their interest and preference. More than these two factors, they should be careful about their career goals as well.