Have you wondered why people choose to do an MBA? Perhaps for better work prospects and return on investment? Perhaps in order to gain an edge over others? Every year, lakhs of students graduate out of b-schools, and get placed. The question is - why? In this video, our guest speakers at Konversations Cafe, alumni from top b-schools all over the world and professionals at some of the leading organisations in India and abroad, share their why MBA stories.
Summary of the video
Be it b-school interviews or placement interviews, you’re expected to know the answer to this one question - why MBA? Why do you wish to study an MBA? Why did you do an MBA? This question is sure to crop up at some point in your career. In this video, various entrepreneurs and professionals from companies like Google, Amazon, Uber, Microsoft, Flipkart, Zomato, etc talk about their MBA stories.
These professionals who are also alumni from b-schools like IIM A, IIM I, IIM B, XLRI Jamshedpur, ISB, INSEAD, etc paint a picture of what they prioritised during b-school. They talk about what drove them to crack the CAT and work towards an MBA.
From wanting to know the science of success, to wanting to simply get a degree that resulted in a high paying job, this video takes you through various schools of thought.
Bottomline: If you’re wondering where an MBA degree leads you, here’s some prospective career paths that others have taken. It’s your turn now. Tell us why you chose to do an MBA? If you’re planning to crack the CAT and go to b-school, think why too! Tell us in the comments below, what drives you to your MBA?
1. You need to have an answer to the why MBA question to crack b-school and placement interviews.
2. Many people do an MBA to get direction and clarity.
3. Some people just want a high paying job, which drives them to an MBA
4. Whatever your reason, it’s good to introspect and know why you’ll be doing an MBA.