Prathamesh Patil

Confusion in selecting MBA specialization

I have done my B.E. in Information Technology with first class from Pune University. I have a work experience of about 21 months as a software engineer. But somehow I'm not very fond of computer programming. MBA was the obvious option for PG. I have given all the management entrance tests and hope to get through a decent college(in India) ranked within top 30

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RE: Confusion in selecting MBA specialization

Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Dr. Anand Wadadekar, PhD
Verified Career Expert
Founder & CEO: Discovering Careers India
  • pune

Dear Aspirant,

Thanks for approaching us at CareerGuide.

Better late than never that you realised that IT was not your domain. You have got a job is actually luck for you. Sad that inspite of being a first class holder in BE and having work experience, you have suddenly realised that computers is not your field.

MBA would be an option obviously, but remember that once you do your MBA, your graduate qualification would not be counted by the employer. So think twice taking this into consideration.

Its very good to see that you are aiming top colleges. However I would suggest that you should get through the Top 10 B-Schools in India for a better career.



Choosing MBA specialisation would definitely be crucial for you now since after MBA you will not afford to change decisions and career track.

Finance, HR, Marketing, International Business, Operations are the specialisations available.

To decide which can is suited to your capability and interests, I would suggest you to undergo a psychometric test from CareerGuide which will help you understand yourself in respect of your strengths, weaknesses, emotional quotient, etc. and will exactly tell you which stream is good for you.

Best wishes,

Dr. Anand Wadadekar
Founder Director & CEO - Discovering Careers India

RE: Confusion in selecting MBA specialization

Prathamesh Kapote
Prathamesh Kapote
Verified Career Expert
Founder And Director At Canvas Career
  • Nasik

Hello Prathamesh,

Welcome to!!! Hope you have been doing well and yes a heartiest Congratulations for completing your B.E with first class smile Well Prathamesh thats a good thing that you had taken up a job right after the completion of your B.E and didn't waste time in deciding what to do? which many students do many a times. The experience you hold will definitely count at some point of time in your career life and as you have been thinking of going for MBA, for such course candidates having work experience are given first preference.
MBA has been one of the fascinating career since a decade and many students have been moving into this area for making a successful career. MBA is a branch that completely deals with the Organisational and Managerial skills. So in order to have a great career in this field one must be good at Organisational and Managerial skills;and should also inculcate some of the skills like effective communication skills,strategies etc.
As you have been planning to get admitted into India's Top 30 B-Schools, in order to get into these B-Schools you need to work hard with regards to your Entrance Exam Score.

MBA provides a range of specialisations nowadays. MBA is a 2 years Post Graduate Degree course of which 1st year students is quite common ,while students are required to go for the specialisation in their 2nd year of MBA.But before selecting MBA course i would like to suggest to go for a Psychometric Career Assessment which will give you an insight about your areas of interest,abilities,personality type etc.And depending on the assessment report you can decide which specialisation you can go for.

Here are some of the subjects of specialisations of MBA-
1.Human Resource Management (HR)
2.Finance Management
3.Infrastructure and Real estate management.
4.Oil & Gas Management.
5.Tea Management.
6.Energy Management
7.Entrepreneurship Management
8.Telecom Management
9.Textile Management
10.Retail Management.
11.Sports management.
12.IT Management
13.Tourism Mangement
14.Shipping Port Management
15.Risk Management
16.Personnel Management.
17.Rural Management.
18.Population Management
19.Virtual Management.
20.Project Management
21.Sales Management.
22.Brand Management.
23.Administrative Management.
24.Environment Management
25.Biotechnology Mangement.

These are some of the subjects in which you can do your MBA as per your area of interest. There are about 60+ subjects offered in India in which you can do your MBA.

While there has been a special management school opened for B.E/B.Tech students in IIT Bombay. Here students having engineering background and willing to make their career in management are given first preference. The name of the school is Shailesh .J . Mehta School of Management (SJMSOM).Its a special designed school for Engineering students. You can visit for further information.

I hope you find this information useful and helpful .

Wish you good Luck for Bright Future career !!!

Feel free to get in touch again for further queries.

Warm Regards,
Prathamesh K.
Founder & Director- CANVAS

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