I had pleasure to interview Mr.Subhash Kasturi – a MBA graduate from IISc,Bangalore and he is presently working as Product Manager at e4e Business Solutions, Bangalore. He gives an insight of MBA to the MBA aspirants –
Santosh: What MBA is all about?
Subhash: Management is an overview of business. It is macro-view of day-to day operations and strategic decisions. It neither supersedes nor subsides the technical aspects of the job but is another stream of the job.
Santosh: Who should pursue MBA?
Subhash: MBA is not an escape from work. It opens up a different stream of career to be pursued. Anyone who has enough caliber or confident of having a keen eye for running the business should pursue MBA.
Santosh: Why MBA is need to young generation?
Subhash: As is the case with any career/skill, it is easy to learn the skill of managing business at a young age. Getting into business management at an early age also gives enough time to rise to new heights in career.
Santosh: Is it preferred to pursue MBA right after graduation?
Subhash: MBA needs certain level of maturity and exposure. Generally this comes only with exposure while in a job. So it always preferable to join a B-School with work experience. An exposure in a job also gives an opportunity to make a right decision on what one needs to specialize in MBA and also clarity in what one expects from MBA. However in India it is a fad to do MBA right after.
Santosh: How to choose a B-School?
Subhash: Before one narrows onto a B-School to join, aspirants should have clarity on his expectations from the school. Every B-School has its own forte. One’s expectation should synchronize with the B-Schools forte for an ideal fit. If one needs an exposure in technical analysis in Finance then schools like IIMC, IISc, IITM should be preferred. Even though IIMA and IIMB might top the list, they necessarily need not be the top ones on your list.
Santosh: Do MBA aspirants look beyond IIM’s?
Subhash: As I have expressed previously the B-School choice should be based on your expectation. Though IIMs are renowned they might not be the best choice for MBAs in fields like energy management, R&D management, innovation et al. One has to make the choice based on the options and expectations.
Santosh: What all preparation is needed?
Subhash: MBA preparation is more of attitude building for a long period of time rather than short term learning. One should start their preparation by a lot of general reading, business related reading and nurturing an extrovert attitude.
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