MBA degree in India is one of the biggest myth or the Corporate India or the biggest boon of the liberalised India?
Very difficult to answer that
But what we do know is that an MBA graduate is a force to reckon with. Credited with the innovative and out of the yet like box-thinking, management graduates have shaped a firm’s growth and MARKET value.
Yet like all other students an MBA student is laced with doubts and the challenges. But none of them are vocal about the problems.
Here are five confessions of an MBA student
1. Brand is bigger than experience
The B-school tag is mighteir than your b-school experience. Good, bad or ugly the experience is now a pat of the legacy that is to be protected.
Fiercely protected. Whatever happens in campus stays in campus. Loyalty to your B-school brand comes foremost,” says a MICA (Mudra Institute of Communications Ahmedabad) student, on condition of anonymity.
2. Commando Course
First day of the college and the Academic chairperson tell us that MBA is like Commando training man he was so right.The first year is crazy!!If we don't sail straight the boat will sink foreever.
There are so many surprise quizzes that the surprise element ceases to exis Everyday, at 1.45 pm, we are informed about the surprise quiz. Be ready to slog it out to the extreme,” says Gyanvardhan Gupta, a student at IIM-A.
3. Fairer Sex, weaker sex.
No one will admit it but the fairer sex is often treated unequally especially in the IIMs. You will find very few women on the placemene committe or other important groups and activites.
Things are not that bad in XLRI. Deserving women are given equal opportunites. But there is always an insinuation lurking behind.
During the placement season we often get Tu to ladki, tera to kuch Na kuch ho jayega (You are a girl you will get something).
That’s so unfair and unprofessional. Grow up guys says a current XLRI student.
Start up kings and Queens
Everybody an idea. Everybody wants to be an entrepreneur.The idea to be an entreprener is not novel anymore.
Almost every MBA graduate wants to start their own new set ups.What really makes the difference is how innovative or successful is your idea.
5. The Bad year
Placements are a bloodbath sometimes. Year 2013 was one such year. 20% of the batch didnt recieve placements. Howeever 2014 placements went very well. You never know how the market behaves. Be prepared for the consequences. MBA degree even from a top institute cannot guarantee an awesome placement.