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Why do you want to do an MBA?

Why do you want to do an MBA?

Siddhant Vats, MBA Aspirant asked 12 months ago

What is your reason for appearing for any MBA competitive exam?

What are you aiming for?

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Chirag Shukla, MBA Aspirant
answered 12 months ago

Back in 2017, my reasons were money. Pure and simple. After seeing the median CTC for B-Schools, I had a reason to believe that I was going to become rich after doing an MBA. Of course, I grew out of that after seeing the true picture (unemployment, inflated CTC details, politics in placement, the rate of attrition post-MBA, drop-outs etc.)
Now, my personal reason for doing an MBA is career advancement and being in a position of various responsibilities. 
I want to be in a position which enables me to make strategic decisions for an organization and push it in a direction of maximum profits and growth. I want to be able to lead a team of people and make a memorable impact on a company’s progress. I also want to make a lot of mistakes and learn from them. 
Also (and this is a bit corny), I want to be a thought leader and want to be able to influence business professionals with my domain knowledge. 
Additionally, as a hotel management graduate who has chosen not to work in hotels, I also want to be able to advance in my career and prevent stagnation. I currently do not possess the technical knowledge or expertise required to perform the aforementioned tasks, and this is why I think an MBA will be a turning point in my career. 

After running my startup for about a year (and failing miserably), I had realized that I need to hone my management skills a lot. So, back in 2017, I decided that perhaps an MBA is something that can help me.

I am a student of IIM Bangalore and an InsideIIM Student Team member.

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