MBA Admissions and Job Experience: The Balancing Act

Press Release   •   Feb 03, 2011 22:18 IST

MBA or the masters of business administration is a post graduate degree course which hones the skills and imparts knowledge and training about managing the different functions of business to the participating students. MBA is one study course which would train one in the basics of finance, marketing, human resource and other related streams. Though, being a popular course worldwide, the post graduate admissions to this course are not very easy. The MBA admissions throughout the world are done on the basis of either a common entrance tests by colleges or through individual tests for each college.

Unlike under graduate admissions or other management admissions, students tend to get a little confused while taking seeking MBA admission as being a post graduate course, students are not able to decide as to whether they should first start working on the basis of their graduation or should they invest another two years to pursuit the post graduate degree. At times, certain business schools give preference to those who carry a work experience but many a times a no-experience status is acceptable for admission in this branch. Mentioned below are few pointers which might help in seeking post graduate admissions in MBA. Take a look:

Desired Institute Investing a couple of months or an year to hard core work experience is only worth enough when the college or the business school you want to enter is asking for it. Otherwise, it is rather prudent to complete your graduation as well as post graduation, that is MBA, in one go.

Preference Between Domestic or International MBA Degree Job experience matters in case you are seeking admission in an international business school or management college. At times a stint at social institutes or non-profit organizations, are also considered during admission processes at international universities. Generally, domestic MBA programs (with reference to India) do not conform to such requirements.

Financial Background of an Individual For students with lesser means, it becomes a difficult call to whether continue with the education (which would need investment of money) or go for a job on the basis of graduation. Most often in the absence of financial resources, aspiring students sacrifice higher education for little amount of money, to cope up with day to day needs and family responsibilities.

Thus, it can be noticed that in contrast to under graduate and graduate admissions, post graduate admissions to MBA can be quite a calculative call.

Sakshi Verma is a professional blogger and author. For More information on management admissions and university admissions, Visit online job and education portal