Should I do MBA after graduation or later after 3-4 years of work experience?
I want to know what is the best thing to do, get an MBA right away after graduation or gain some experience and then take an MBA?
I find in our country students go for MBA directly after graduation while abroad students work and later go for an MBA.
MBA after graduation is a much better idea than doing it right after graduation, for the following reasons:-
a) You do not have any real world experience when you finish your graduation. An MBA course covers many real world case studies which needs experience to tackle and understand. This would pose a difficulty for students in grasping and understanding the problems as they were never exposed to what is practically being done out there.
b) The reason for admission in a top MBA school would depend more on your academic or entrance exam results. If you get a high percentile you would be considered for admission. However, if you are not, then the chances are dim to get in to a top b-school. However, MBA admission also involve group discussion and interview rounds. Here is where a girl/guy with real world experience can score higher and impress.
c) Most of the students in our country do not take up study after Post Graduation, so that makes your post graduation degree a most important one. There are chances that without much knowledge you might make a wrong choice. You could opt for, say, an MBA HR specialisation and half-way through or just after completion, you realise that you are no more interested in it.
If you, however, work for a few years, you might get a better idea of which field your interest and liking is more, and which one you are more comfortable.
MBA with a top college has a cost attached to it. So, to make such an crucial investment you should think well beforehand and have a clarity on the specialisation you take.
Losing interest later not only is a loss of 2 years of your hard work, but also a loss of investment in terms fee and other expenses involved.