What are the benefits of doing an MBA? What can I do after an MBA and what kind of a job can I get?
Having an MBA is a powerful tool that can increase job security with your present employer or within your current industry. The average salary for an MBA graduate is considerably higher compared to the salary of an employee with a regular Master’s degree. You can expect to earn twice as much as what you would expect to earn from a regular university degree.
Since the MBA programme teaches a whole range of business disciplines such as finance, marketing and human resource management, graduates get to understand how business operates as a whole. Business graduates are known to be critical thinkers, hence they are equipped to make decisions relating to all departments and how different functions work together. Before delving into problem-solving, graduates think strategically, by understanding the circumstances and identifying the problems making them great strategic problem-solvers.
Doing MBA forces you to step out of your comfort zone, deal with mounting pressure, apply management techniques by continuously challenging yourself, and solving the latest issues creeping up in the business world.
Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.