What You Need to know About Mba

By: Scifi

After a proud score of 760, lot of MBA aspirants seek my advice on various topics which revolved around these major questions:

- Am I MBA Material?

- Why MBA

- Where MBA

- When MBA

- How MBA (What is important for MBA admit)

So I am writing this article in difference sections, starting from bottom up.

This is the First part on 'HOW MBA'

How MBA:

Before even consdering MBA as a career option, you have to set your ambitions right and your priorities straight [Why you want to do MBA, Where you want to do MBA, What specialization for MBA]. Realize its not a joke and needs commitment and hard work. Once you have accomplished this step, you can start preparing for your Voyage - destination MBA.

The journey starts much before you can start applying to various target universities. These are the prerequisites before you can start applying to universities:

- Work Experience
- A good profile
- Communication skills
- GMAT score
- Recommendations
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- Competent Program: The competence and quality of program depends upon the quality of students in the program. Experienced professionals offer specialized perspectives along with professionalism and maturity to the program. As a part of MBA program dont expect to learn everything from a text book, students learn from each other. In my MBA program, I would definitely want to work with an experienced individual because then we both have something to offer each other.

- The Genius Factor: Geniuses usually make better scientists and lousy managers. If you have excellent Acads, how would the universities know you are not a genius suitable more to technology than to MBA program? Your work experience in the corporate world allays some of these doubts and helps make you a better candidate.

- The Average Factor: Responsibility and Sincereness of a person with averag/poor acads is always in question. If you have bad/average acads, only work experience can pacify these questions.

Now I hope you see the importance of Work experience for MBA programs. The next question is 'How much experience is good enough?'.

According to me 2 years of work experience is minimum for a good university, however for Top 20 universities this has to be backed up by excellent GMAT Score, superb Profile and neat Essays (for application). Needless to say this is not an easy combination. Work experience of >=4 years relaxes these limitations a bit or actually contribute quite a lot to 'profile' and hence 'Essays'.

Coming Next: A Good Profile

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