There are certain benefits of doing an MBA that are not much talked about. There are the obvious reasons why one does an MBA, such as career aspirations and a high-paying job, and there are some not very well known ones. So, we talked to graduates to get an insight on this. After thorough research, we compiled a list of three very essential things that stood out by often being repeated.
Networking has been one of the top priorities of MBA colleges. Students are not only supposed to meet people at social events but also specifically organised networking events only for a set number of students. These are great for getting to know the market and the expectations employers have from graduates. For an MBA in IT, for example, you definitely need the leadership skills for running an IT department, but through such an event, you may find out that some companies require even more specific skills like handling the social media department. The exposure that doing an MBA provides you is beyond networking and making friends, you get to really know the industry and the specific expectations of certain big businesses, which you wouldn’t otherwise.
In a room full of capable classmates, where everyone is qualified to be on the same page as you, you are sure to meet people aligned with your own interests. Be it an MBA in data sciences, finance, HR or anything for that matter, your classmates would inspire you in endless ways. Needless to say, you would do that for them too. Through good communication, you can not only make friends in your course but also find business partners for that start up you have in mind. Apart from colleagues, your seniors and tutors are a great source of inspiration.
The best thing about doing an MBA is that you have a certification for your all-rounder management abilities. Firstly, getting to do an MBA is in itself a huge achievement. It is difficult enough to prepare yourself for such an extensive, industry-focused course, which requires you to have caliber in different fields. Furthermore, during your MBA, you get a chance to prove yourself while achieving your goal. The course would definitely provide you with the much needed satisfaction in yourself and a feeling of self-worth, leading to you having a more optimistic approach in your career and life in general.