Many students across the global with aspirations to pursue management degree like MBA wonder when should they get MBA ? Some think : why waste and year, just get it right after B.Tech/ Engineering or any Bachelors degree . What is the correct decision ? I was one of those who used to always think like that : ” I should not waste time and get it right away”. But, luckily things did not work out and it is a very good thing I did not do it right away. I feel the importance when I am in classes discussing with fellow class mates.
What difference does it make ? Why should you work ?
Work experience makes a huge difference. I can not explain how important it is. Many concepts related to leadership, organization management, change management need work experience. You will not make much out of those classes if you do not have experience. For instance, the question would be: how did you deal with your team ? what conflicts did you encounter as a team manager or member. Think about it, if you have not worked, how would you know ? So, it is very much needed to have work experience.
What can I do during my working period after Bachelors to be prepared for MBA ?
Well, if you are a business major in undergrad, you understand many of the business terms and jargon. But, if you are an engineering graduate, you may not be exposed to many of the business jargon or terminology. It is a good idea to read business books and start preparing for MBA by doing foundation classes and cracking your GMAT.