Is an MBA necessary to succeed in life?

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Shalini said:   1 decade ago
Getting an education is an important part of success in today's business world. It's competitive out there, and the more educated you are, the better your chances of landing a good job are. That's why getting a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) is so important " education leads to opportunities.

There are only a select few in the world who can drop out of school and go on to make a significant contribution to the world. For the rest of us, education is key. Take a look at three real reasons why an MBA degree is important in the business world.

1. Increase your hiring opportunities. Generally, the more education you have, the better your career opportunities and choices are. A MBA graduate is an extremely valuable asset to an organization. Because of the competition in today's business world, you may actually find that you need a MBA degree to even have a first interview.

In school, MBA students learn different techniques and skills that can help businesses. Some companies plan to hire MBA students, maybe even paying for current employees to go back to school and get a MBA. You know that if a company is willing to pay for employees to get the degree, it's certainly an asset.

2. Get paid more. With a MBA degree in hand, you can actually demand a higher salary. According to a 2007 Corporate Recruiters Survey, employers are willing to pay significantly more for job candidates with an MBA degree. The survey suggests that companies will pay up to 84 percent more. It is hard work to earn a MBA degree and your salary certainly should reflect that.

3. Build your network. One of the really valuable parts of getting a MBA degree is the networking opportunities. When you are studying for a MBA, you are with people from all walks of life, all trying to accomplish the same goal. These are the future leaders in the business world. You can connect with people who may one day lead corporations. These relationships become very valuable for you, as a professional, but also for your future company. The relationships you forge in the MBA classroom will get you into groups and organizations that will certainly benefit your future employer.

Going back to school, for any reason, is always a good idea. Getting a MBA will increase your chances of finding a great job with a solid company.
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Mayank said:   9 years ago
Hello everyone,

I am Mayank.

If I talk about myself I am an Engineering Graduate Still Unemployed (its been two years since I Passed out from college) and that's because I didn't know anything better to do other than Engineering (that's other thing).

So my point is if you look at my situation it looks like MBA is a very good Option for me as to completely change my career flow, I desperately need that, so for me doing MBA could open new opportunities and its a complete new chance for me to learn something new which could lead me towards a better career doing MBA will improve my skills, my personality, I will be more confident then, and and as I said its a new chance for me.

But this is applicable to people like me, other than that people who are already doing good in there careers may not need any MBA course, Of course they can improve there positions and salaries by going for MBA. But I don't think that MBA is the only Key to get Success in Life, not at all.

Important is that why do Want to go for MBA (or any other PG Course) You should have a reason behind it and if you have an appropriate reason than just throw yourself in that field be it MBA or anything.

Agreed that Good Colleges are the key Factor but If you really want to learn and shine you can do it anywhere. But not just because everybody is saying doing MBA is Good and Doing it just to get good salary package and lifestyle and an MBA tag, you won't get anywhere (That happened to me with Engineering!).

So again Being successful has nothing to with MBA,

Thank you for reading.
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FreedomFighter said:   1 decade ago
I am not a manager but a leader, and I don't hold a MBA degree/diploma. I don't have to be a manager to make other employees work; I just have to be a good human being. I love to lead a pack of hungry wolves, and get the job done - in time, and of high-quality. The kind of determination and concentration you require in order to achieve your goal isn't something which you'll learn from experiences of a MBA institute's cafeteria. That you will learn when you really put your heart and soul in your work. Everyone cries for more money, more incentives, more of everything - but work.

This is to all those crying babies who need a nappy change every hour - real personalities aren't born in Harvards or IIMs, they are just too good to be associated with a mere brand! Real personalities have a character, have a soul, and above all have a God watching over them. They don't run after success; nor do they chase degrees. They simply live and let others live. So strive hard to be a good leader, because my friend, everyone is already managing something or the other.

What good would you do to the society by becoming a good manager anyways? When you want to bring about a change, it is easier to change a process rather than change a group of people, because people never change. For example, Pakistanis and Chinese politicians can never change, but India's foreign policy can! I'll leave that debate for some other forum.
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Shahzaman Khair said:   4 years ago
Hi everyone.

I want to explain some important points related to this topic. For me, the MBA will grow carrier opportunities and gives higher earing and give platforms to expand business ideas in various business areas. But it is not a part of success in life Because many people don't have an MBA degree but they are successful in their life. MBA is not a solution to success. It is the key to grow business and expand the thought process which will boost business areas. Many people are a success without an MBA.

So everything depends on the dedication and hard work in any field. Success can be achieved in many ways with dedication. The most important things are If anyone earning well, for example, A autorickshaw driver is earing well and fulfill all the needs of their family and individual. So he is a successful person in society. Finally, I will finish this Discussion after giving a conclusion. The conclusion from my side MBA and other courses is not a key to success. Success in life is to maintain and learn skills and develop a strategy to earn good money.
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Chehak Gupta said:   8 years ago
Firstly, I want to know is there is any mark or any limit to success to which we can say yes this is end now he had to gain all success, there is different meaning or say diff. The level of success to everyone. First, think in your mind when you call yourself a successful when you are able to buy a Mercedes or BMW or when you become eligible enough and able to serve your family on your own and led a luxurious life. If you earned a lot of money in future and then someone asks you what you have done, I will do the same (study or your field) then is there any security he will also able to earn money like you? MBA or any other degree is a backup which you can use to get some job in a company or anything to earn your living.

Success does n't say I will come after two years or five years, it will come on their own, you should just continue your efforts or keep trying to achieve your goal. Its depends upon you what you can do and how you can do to gain YOUR success.

Today illiterate and literate are both rich or successful.
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Hassanuddin said:   10 years ago
Hello Everyone.

I am Hassanuddin Qureshi.

Yes, MBA is the most successful to enter in the corporate world in day to day life, MBA became the most important in each and every person such an Engineering students also doing MBA after is engineering is finish, doctor, lawyer. All are doing MBA after completion of the degree in the respective fields. If you to success in todays world and earned a good amount of salaries and all MBA played an important role in our life.

Even I also pursuing MBA in AIMS college Bangalore. I learned without any MBA knowledge there is no job according to my views.

MBA is the key success of each and every person to success and achieve their goals and objectives what people sets for their in their own life.

MBA is all about your whole academic career shows in the corporate world.

If somebody want a good jobs and all they should through the each an every concept whats MBA teaches in the PG.

Thanks to one an All.
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Sahil said:   1 decade ago
I agree with people who are saying that to achieve success in life one must possess ability, skills, confidence and attitude but we all were born same nobody has got all these things by birth it all depends upon under what circumstances and type of people you have been lived and which is out of your concern so people develop their skill knowledge confidence exposure later on with their studies. With other students, with teachers, with people who have spent their time in industry corporate and market and things are learned their developed there so if MBA is not important or good for somebody that does not mean its ridiculous or worthless.

Because every newly born child is BILL GATES, EDISON and ZUCKERBERG but not every grown up MAN.

Studies never harm it could be a matter of choice. If it is not what were bill gates and zuckerberg doing at harvard uni in graduation classes. We need to have some deeper thoughts.

Thanks.
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Aakriti singh said:   4 years ago
In my point of view, success is not a destination but a journey. Definition of success may vary from person to person but in general term success is accomplishment of aim or goal, whatever goal he wants to achieve it may be safety, social need, psychological need or something else.

Coming to the point, MBA is necessary to succeed in life. My answer is no because having MBA will only the way to run smoothly a company but again it is not only one way to know how of company should run. A company may run by any person but an MBA degree holder gives a better result then any casual person, but again he can't give surety of success of a company then how can we assume that it is necessary to succeed in life. Yes, of course the way of thinking and personality, problem solving attitude of MBA degree holder what he have gained help them to achieve success in life but it is not necessary for success.
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Jinumm said:   9 years ago
I believe whether you look forward to strengthening your ground in the area of entrepreneurship or have your goal well focused on escalating the corporate rung, it is important that you go for an MBA degree.

MBA degree will help you get an insight into the tricks &acumen necessary for competent handling of business and segments constituting it. You may be wonderfully knowledgeable, but an MBA program relevant to your field of operation will help sharpen your managerial skills & soft skills necessary for man management.

To go by the current employment details, according to a recently taken you. S based statistics, 76% of MBA graduates were recruited in three months time of completion. The data pertains to 2010, but the preceding year saw recruitment to the tune of 71%. The differential speaks volumes about the relation between the priceless degree and its current relevance.
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Rohit kumar said:   10 years ago
Hi all.

As per my opinion MBA is very important, if you want to be in corporate and get success in corporate. Without MBA you can't grow at the highest level. MBA is the key of success and it gives you better opportunities to grow.

Today's era most of the engineers do MBA only because of not getting success as per their desire. MBA gives them an opportunities to grow in life, during MBA study you will find that you are more knowledge in corporate and it polish your personality and makes you feel master in business world. It gives you ability to think out of the box and manage the people in the organization. Managing people in the organization is very important once you will be at the managerial level you need to have work with your team so the managing your employee is very important.

So ultimate MBA is very professional work which enhance your skills and knowledge.
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