MBA: The Why, The Whats & The Hows

How MBA can boost your career?

Kashyap Matani

It is a well-known fact that an MBA can help you to excel in your career. There are various cases that show that having an MBA helps you to gain knowledge and practice better decision making. It also helps you in advancement of better career opportunities. But at the same time, you have to bare a huge expenses and may have to take a break from your job.

But despite of the huge cost and time required to complete the course, a great number of people pursue an MBA. The reason for this is the fact that an MBA program helps you to manoeuvre your skills and expand your knowledge in the area of business and management.

This article will help you in understanding how an MBA can boost your career.

  • Expand your Knowledge-

Throughout the program a student gains an in-depth knowledge of all the aspects of business. Subjects like Finance, Marketing, Human Resource Management and Supply Chain Management are included to ensure that a student gains information about all the fields of a business. You will approach issues with a more holistic business focus and will be able to perform your job more efficiently. This increase in knowledge can help you to become a manager  and perform the task with ease.

  • Better Career opportunities-

No doubt that enrolling into a Management program will increase your qualification, which will open doors for more jobs and better positions in work environment. It may make you eligible for opportunities, you would have been unqualified for before pursuing MBA.

Sometimes an employee might think that his job has hit a dead-end and that there is no possible way to change it or hope of any growth now. In such a situation pursuing MBA can help you to revitalise your career and generate new opportunities for you.

  • Enhance your Skills-

MBA will help you to make more strategic decisions. You will be learning more than general routine tasks that are applicable in the industry. MBA program will help you sharpen the important soft skills, which will permit you to lead a team or a company towards success. Also, an MBA can help you to refine your decision-making skills in critical situations. It will not only help you to improve your analytical thinking but also will help you to take calculative risks.

The program will help you to refresh your thinking and upgrade skills that you might have learned during your initial stages of career. Thus, making you an all rounder in all the aspects of business management.

  • Raise in Salaries-

With an increase in knowledge, there is an increase in responsibility which finally leads to a raise in salaries. Forbes’ research show that MBA graduates have achieved a rise at graduation of more than forty per-cent. Whilst this may not apply to all students, this is a significant increase to show how MBA can boost your salaries.

These days there are many people who are willing to perform a particular job in  much lesser pay. However, MBA will help you to stand out from the rest in the crowd and justify your  increase in salary.

  • Promotions-

MBA will help you to climb the corporate ladder faster than others and gain the knowledge that your superiors might have. Although the practical experience is irreplaceable, Management programs are curated such that it will help you to build practical experiences and face challenging issues.

  • Respect-

MBA can increase your growth in areas such as workplace relations. After completing the program, one might experience an increase in respect from colleagues and peers.

If colleagues or superiors are able to turn to you for assistance, you will gain further respect for your knowledge. This increase in respect will result in an increased employee morale and will finally lead to more productivity.

  • Build Networks-

Management program will help you better your network of contacts. In MBA, you’re not just gaining knowledge from the experts, you’ll also wind up being a part of them. During the program you’ll be working intimately with your colleagues, implying that you’ll form close bonds and contacts with them.
Also, you are taught how to network with people that may be vital for the business or the organisation to succeed. Contacts often end up as potential employees, partners, volunteers and donors which might be very necessary to your organisation’s continued growth, sustainability and viability.

  • Leadership Quality and Teamwork-

MBA program helps you to raise your potential as good team player and as well as a leader. It will help you work as team and mesh with the team members easily. At the same time, it will add finesse to your leadership qualities in team projects and other responsibilities.

  • Travel and Become a Global Citizen!

MBA offers opportunities for travel and networking with people from all over the world. Many projects will require you to work in different business conditions abroad. You have to be prepared for working in a globalised and dynamic environment. This will help you to deal with people and varied operations from different parts of the world. This will be your opportunity to learn what the world offers and how to adapt or face various challenges.

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