I wanna go for mba in IB field.

no work experiece in my hand, should i still pursue mba

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RE: I wanna go for mba in IB field.

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

Hello There! Looking at your query, I can definitely say that you are the right place that is CareerGuide to seek clarification for your course confusion. I am sure that the experts here will be able to remove your confusion regarding whether an inexperienced candidate pursue MBA in International Business field.

I am an Educationist and have been counselling many students from commerce / management / law for more than seven years now and I am also extensively involved into teaching and writing on career management for many reputed newspapers and magazines all over India.

International Business is a dynamic area and with the growing and diminishing boundaries of countries, free trade agreements between nations and extensive import substitution and export promotion activities launched by Govt. of India. International Business has gained tremendous importance due to the simple fact that no nation is self sufficient and hundred percet self producing all and every material for consumption. With growing number of agreements across the borders and nation, private businesses are also acquiring companies based out of India and expanding. All these high end transactions require very deep and thorough knowledge of international business transactions, procedures, compliances, reporting, etc. and therefore a branch of International Business in MBA is very relevant and important.

As I understand from your query and as per the importance of International Business mentioned above, you definitely can pursue MBA in Int.Business. For pursing a foreign University MBA in International Business, you definitely require some work experience but not for every foreign University. However as far as Indian Universities are concerned, there is no compulsion to have a work experience for applying to an MBA. If you have work experience, then in the admission processes of top BSchools like IIMs, there is a positive weightage given for candidates having work experience. BUT, this is not compulsory.

I would strongly suggest you to pursue your MBA in International Business from a really good and reputed and top ranked BSchool in India. Having no work experience is definitely not a barrier in doing an MBA in Int. Business. There are many freshers who pursue MBA and get successful.

As already mentioned about the tremendous scope in International Business, I think you should go for it!

Best Luck.

RE: I wanna go for mba in IB field.

Aparna M Venkatesan
Aparna M Venkatesan
Verified Career Expert
PhD Management And Organizational Psychologist
  • Hosur


Thank you for choosing Mera career guide and writing to us. I understand you would like to do an MBA but are lacking work experience. First of all, I would like to ask you why you are attracted to an MBA? ARe you really interested in doing it or you may want to do only because your friends have been doing MBA?

Studying an MBA is highly challenging if you don't have sound work experience. MBA is a course actually designed for people who have already seen and understood the business functions. It is only recent that schools are attracting freshers to an MBA degree but I would say freshers studying an MBA will face lots of challenges compared to the ones with rich work experience.

As a fresher studying an MBA, you are surely to face two challenges. One while studying and the other one post studying.
1. Without understanding how businesses functions, you really cannot understand how your academic theories are to be applied in real business. It will be a threat to your understanding of subject. Your knowledge wouldn't get deepen this way and you will experience a saturation point very soon. You may not understand the theories they teach you and will absolutely struggle to understand how these theories are applied in business today. MBA class is an interactive class. Students will contribute to the class teachings unlike other degree levels. MBA students will work on case studies focusing on real business problems. They will try to analyse the business issue given to them and come up with solutions to address the problem. How could they be good at suggesting solutions had they not had exposure to a business environment before? Therefore, studying an MBA is rewarding only if you are exposed to business environment already.
2. Career success is an important matter post MBA. Employers prefer students with good work experience along with their MBA. So employers recruit students with experience in business world. You may be of luck to be recruited without work experience but you should have a very high % in MBA and also should be extraordinary at interview. it is challenging yet.

I suggest a PGDM is appropriate to you rather an MBA. Why dont you consider PGDM at good BSchools in India? It will be very rewarding?

I hope this helps. Good luck.

RE: I wanna go for mba in IB field.

Gomathi Venkat
Gomathi Venkat
Verified Career Expert
Managing Director at GV Counseling Group
  • Bengaluru

Dear aspirant

It is appreciating to see your interest in doing an MBA. May I ask you a few questions initially? You should aim to answer these to yourself. Why do you want to do an MBA? Is it because you are purely interested in studying an MBA or is it because your friends are doing it or your family is advising you to do? Please do a course only when you are really interested in it. Moreover you have mentioned that you have no work experience, You can definitely do an MBA without work experience as there are colleges who still offer admissions for freshers with no work experience but after completing the course it is definitely well known that students will struggle to find a job post MBA as you do not have some work experience. Companies usually give preference for MBA holders with some work experience as well. Therefore if you have some work experience at least minimum of two years, as this will also give you hike in mba salary.

Therefore i advice you to take some Diploma or PG Diploma course in International business. You can also do PGPM in International business program. IIPM offers excellent courses for international business subjects and i am sure you can contact them to know more about the admission procedure. You should have a basic graduation degree to be eligible to study these courses. You can also apply to Alliance University in Bangalore as it is a number 1 private university in South India for international business. Alliance Business school is very reputed and are very good for job placements. They accept freshers like you in their MBA program and they also support you very well for your job placements. This university is often known for its placement record in top companies. The third suggestion that comes in my mind for you is Great Lakes institute of management in ECR Chennai. This is again an international university in Chennai and is known for its foreign tie ups, foreign exchange faculties and as well as excellent job placements for MBA graduates. Most importantly they also recruit freshers for MBA.

Finally as you have not gained work experience, i really advice you to consider studying at a top university or the college that has good placements. To get into top university you should most often write CAT exam and get an excellent score. All most all the above mentioned schools accept CAT, and most of them also require you to take an individual test run by the concerned universities. All the best.

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