Quick Tips for the MBA Aspirants

Like thousands in this country, even you must be trying to get through the MBA or Masters of Business Administration entrance exams. They are the gateways to land up in the Top 10 Business schools in India which are probably what all the students aspire for. Well, listed below are a few tips which would help you ace the exam and you might just end up being a student of the college you always wanted to be in!

• Remember that there is no specific pattern that the questions would follow. There would be three sections and a total of 60-65 marks in each of them could let you through the top MBA colleges in Delhi and in other leading cities of India.

• Practice a lot! There is no replacement or short cut to this. The best thing would be to start practising way ahead of time as that is the only way you can cut down some time for you to revise during the final months of your preparation. Start a little bit every day; you will realize the benefit in the end. And practising is the only way to identify the type of question. Once you have mastered the art of identifying the question, you save yourself a lot of time while solving the paper.

• Appear for as many mock tests as you can! They are timed and hence prepare you exactly how you should be during the real exams. Also, the more tests you appear for the more confident you become. Candidates are known to succumb to nervousness and anxiety during the final examination. Mock tests turn you into a more confident person while taking the test.

• Understand you strengths and weaknesses. The mock tests would help you reveal them. Work on both. The strengths to make you score better, and the weaknesses to help you improve.

Things to Consider When A Choosing Specialization in MBA

After completing graduation, majority of students prefer doing a post graduate course to increase their chances of getting better jobs. For all those who wish to make a career in business management, doing an mba is considered the best option. With so many specializations available in mba, it is one of the most preferred courses by business management aspirants. MBA program is generally of two years, and trains students well to face challenges of the ever changing business world. After the first year, students are send for summer internship in a leading business organization to get the real experience of the business world. In the second year, they have an option to choose from various specializations. Most of the management institutes offer specializations in fields such as marketing, human resource, information technology, finance and operation management.

MBA specializations

If you also want to make a career in management then choosing one of the top MBA institutes of India will be the best option for you. This is because these institutes offer specializations in areas such as marketing, finance and operation management. For specialization, it is advised that students should choose the area depending on their instincts and interest and not under any peer pressure. For example, those who have good mechanical ability and like working with tools and machinery, should choose operation management for specialization. On the other hand, for those who have good communication skills and like to evaluate and analyse problems, a specialization in marketing is the best option. MBA in finance is best for those have good numerical ability and like to work with data, while specialization in human resource management is preferred for those who like to help, train and inform people.

So, keep the above points in mind when choosing your specialization for the MBA program..

Is Management your calling?

In this day and age of career options galore, students often find it hard to realise what they really want from life in terms of their career. And even more difficult is to convince one’s parents about one’s choices if the career path chosen is not as conventional or lucrative.

Lakhs of students appear for various management entrances every year. But I often wonder how many of them actually want to pursue management. There are some who give entrances under peer and parental pressure, while others go ahead with management because there is nothing else that really captures their interest. What I am saying is that out of those lakhs of MBA aspirants, few are sure of management being their calling. Which category do you belong to? Are you sure that PGDM from one of the renowned PGDM colleges in Delhi or elsewhere is what would really make you happy?

Sustainability and Business Schools

My experience may help you decide. I am fortunate to have parents who will support me in all my endeavours. However, my father really wanted me to study hard and get admission in the best MBA college of India – ABS. I, on the other side, was torn between dance and management. Post graduation from high school, I had taken up dance seriously and wished to make a career out of. During the three years of college, I attended college classes in the morning, and dance classes in the evening. While I danced a lot, I still wasn’t able to get the real taste of a life of a professional dancer who dances happily from morning to evening almost every single day. So, I took a year off after college to see if I was really cut out for dancing. Clearly I wasn’t! While I loved to dance, I did not see myself as a professional dancer and ached to study during that one year. I had always taken great interest in commerce, and now I am sure that post graduate diploma in management in Delhi is what I truly want to do.

So unless you take risks and give your prospective career option a real chance, you would never know what you really want to do.