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What is the importance of the brand of your MBA college?

What is the importance of the brand of your MBA college?

Chirag Shukla, MBA Aspirant asked 11 months ago

Will an IIM, MDI, SIBM, NMIMS, IMT tag matter 5 years down the line?
If yes, how?
If no, why?

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Parth Shekhar, MBA Aspirant answered 11 months ago

Suppose someone wishes to work with the top consulting firms like Mckinsey & Co. or BCG. If one is not from top institutes or rather I would say if one isn’t from branded institutes, chances of getting into such firms would be very delicate. These firms have a reputation to maintain and boast of having the smartest minds and they all hail from institutes such as- top IIMs, XLRI, JBIMS, FMS, ISB, MDI, etc. (Also in case of hiring undergraduates- top IITs & NITs). 
The firms trust the quality of the products (the students/graduates) of such branded institutes would be top-notch, since they are literally ‘handpicked’ and further nurtured to be the better version of themselves. Hence, they recruit from these branded institutes. Now, this may not be true, as many non-IITs or non-IIMs graduates are at par or even better in some cases, but the biggest challenge is to get that interview. That’s where you can showcase your talent and skills and even prove that you don’t need to be an alumni of a branded institute to walk shoulder to shoulder with IIT/IIM grads in those firms. But, if you don’t belong to such institutes along with a splendid profile, being shortlisted for the interviews will be a tough nut to crack.
Since these brands hold so many years of prestige, not just 5 years, but you will find yourself among most respected individuals everywhere you go even after 10 years down the line.

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That's my opinion on this 'importance of the brand of your MBA college'

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