Students doing their engineering degree always think about pursuing a technical course after their graduation like they opt for M. Tech or M. E. Even some of them think about taking up GRE for a post graduation course in a foreign country. But, the thing to be remembered by students doing their engineering graduation is that just technical knowledge alone will not be enough for them to rise up in the corporate ladder. It is true their B.E/B. Tech will help them in landing a job in technical field, but it will not be enough for those, who aims at senior management positions in the future. Even, when their aim is to become a successful entrepreneur, technical knowledge will not be enough. This is why many students choose for MBA after their engineering.
Branch to specialize:
Even though, the decision to go for MBA will not be difficult for these students, when seeing the long-term benefits and larger picture of the course, they will feel that it is not that much easier when it comes to deciding on the branch to specialize. When it comes to this decision, most of these students keep themselves away from finance specialization. The reason is that they think that MBA in finance can be the tougher option for an engineering graduate to compete with students with commerce background. But, these students should now open up their mind and they should extend their thoughts beyond the challenges and they should start thinking why not finance? When they analyze the answer for this question, they will be surprised to see that the answer is highly simple and promising as well.
Mathematical and analytical skills will help in finance:
In general, during their graduation, engineering students gain good analytical and mathematical skill. These skills will be of great help to them in understanding subjects like economics and accounting with ease.
Wide job prospects:
When a student has both engineering and finance as his/her specialization, the employment opportunities will also be wider with positions like accounts manager, bank manager, marketing manager either in a manufacturing firm or an IT company. They can find many employment opportunities in many techno functional fields, where their knowledge of finance will go hand in hand with technical skills.
After reading the above-mentioned points, engineering graduates might have gained confidence in pursuing finance specialization. But, the thing they should remember is that everything mentioned earlier depends a lot on where they want to be in the time span in the next 10-20 years. Everything depends on the individual aptitude of the students. For instance, if they are interested in marketing and want to stay away from accounts and mathematics, they can opt for marketing specialization during the MBA course. Even though, they can get guidance from career experts, the final decision is going to be made by them and so they should conduct a complete analysis of their aptitude and areas of interest.