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Why MBA is not just about the rigour and academics

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Nagarajan Viswanathan
Do you need an MBA?
by Nagarajan Viswanathan on Mar 17, 2012 10:52 PM

It is very difficult to say weather you need an MBA or not? A good MBA is likely to be an assert?It is likely to make you think and plan?I am neither a BE nor an MBA,but i was quite successful in life?Education alone is not likely to lead you to success?You need a lot of other attributes?

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Communal Award
by Communal Award on Mar 14, 2012 05:47 PM  | Hide replies

Get real.
You don't need MBA if you're rich & connected

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Zen India
Re: .
by Zen India on Mar 14, 2012 06:57 PM
Management studies have done nothing good to the society. Managers have always done things to bring in more profit to the company so that they get more incentives in return.
One of the managers increased the size of toothpaste nozzle. People unintentional used more than regular quantity of toothpaste and the sales increase.
Management studies today make no good of a person except for their personal monetary gains.

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supratim sarkar
Getting a degree: MBA
by supratim sarkar on Mar 14, 2012 05:41 PM

Not to mention, very few of the premier institution actually awards you a "MBA" degree; author and readers will corroborate the fact that they have an Post Graduate Diploma from most (not all) of the premier B Schools. Coming back to the point Shrinivas tried to express here, it is true that the choice to study management (not from a run-of-the-mill institutes)should be more passion-driven, keeping your vision constantly fixed on the real motive you wish to achieve rather than the money or fame associated with the job that comes after you pass out of one of those B-schools. Virtues like rock solid discipline, constant endevour to deliver excellent results and that 'itch' to dive deeper/ go that extra mile will certainly help you to saunter past the rigours of a good B-School, all the while making you a better human being. Good luck...

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MBA -- A personal view
by ANIMESH THAKUR on Mar 14, 2012 12:10 PM  | Hide replies

I do not agree with the following that is written :
a) MBA is more difficult than engineering. Having done both --one from IIT and the other from IIM I can vouch for the fact the MBA was virtually a cakewalk compared to engineering. Engineering being more precise and maths oriented takes a lot of practice and makes you extremely good at eg. quantitative techniques and stats. After this you find the quanti courses in MBA to be virtually at 10th standard level. Systems and finance courses ditto. The only place you might have to study a little would be in Marketing courses. There also things like Market research looks very easy to an engineer. The language of MBA is English whereas the language of Engineering is Maths. Naturally English is imprecise..hence all that is required in so called case preparation is to sift through the verbiage and pick out the details that really matter and see the interconnections. That too is comparatively easier. Hence I think MBA is far far easier than engineering.

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Re: MBA -- A personal view
by S M on Mar 14, 2012 09:41 PM
Engineering half killed me man!

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ajeet gupta
I totally agree!!
by ajeet gupta on Mar 14, 2012 11:23 AM

Before writing anything- I did graduated from IIT and doing MBA from one of the premier US college. Now, going forward, I must have thought zillion times as why MBA!!! Each and every word in the above article is 100% true. MBA is hectic and makes you think about your good days at JOBs. If you want MBA, be ready to juggle 100s of things. But, its worth it...

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