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Masters in Business administration - How does one go about it ?


MBA, Masters in Business Administration, a post graduate degree, a course that has a lot of value despite the fact that it has now become a common degree that every Tom, Dick and Harry acquires ! It is the same everywhere … except the level of syllabus varies and the way of teaching or imparting the course varies...
In India if one has to pursue the course then it has to be with the IIMsis a common saying! Yes they are the dons of Indian management schools.
They are the best names among the companies across the world and are ranked along with the international universities of great repute!
Those who wish to become a management guru would want to pursue the course in the best universities or the B-school, though I personally feel that one need’nt be an MBA graduate or a PGDBM holder to become a management guru! All it takes is perseverance and sheer common sense or to put in better terms it is the making the maximum use of the common sense one has!

Well then comes the doyens of the Technical education.. The IIT‘s who are the best ones to coach the so called engineers to become an able administrator too.
Then there are many a number of colleges all over India and they all have their own individual identification and USP! Yes of course then we also do have the universities abroad who also cater to the needs of corporate world by training and moulding the students to fit to the world of business!
The MBA one takes will be also given specialization like the most common Human resource , Marketing , Finance , Systems , Operations, Shipping and Logistics, etc.
The 1st and the 2nd semesters will be a general study and the next will be specialization course. The marketing, finance or whatever will help one access jobs in ones area of interest easily. The choice of course depends on the interest of student and also the availability of the same in the college .
Now how can one enter such course in India or abroad?
So let me start with the MBA offered abroad.
One needs to take up the test called GMAT or the IELTS for the Australian universities.
So the next one is for the Indian colleges.
Every college follows the normal rule
•The test
•Then group discussions
•Interview
•Now yes yet another method are donation and join!
Well yet some others have some rigorous tests like the psychometric tests, then different rounds of interviews, essay writing etc,
The exams given in India is
CAT,XAT,MAT,JMET,SIMB,FMS,IIFT,CET’smost popular is the MAH CET
The CAT, a test that is too popular and the most important for one to be beckoned by the IIM’s.
It is held in the month of November every year and to be precise the 3rd Sunday or rather the last Sunday of November
This is a test that has a history of unpredictability and this is one that tests the analytical and the logical and verbal abilities of students
The tests are being finally analysed based on the overall performance of the students also called as the per centile based marks awarded.
The maximum score of 99 percentile will show some chance of entering the list of those students who will be called for the interviews.
The interviews, the gds follow and the other merits in academics, extracurricular activities and the other work experience are those that help in the chance of one getting an admission to pursue in one such B school.
The IIMs offer a PGDBM degree and this is very tough but too lucrative since the campus recruitments that visit these B schools are told to pay as good as 3- 8 lacs even for the summer projects as a trainee or an executive trainee !

The CAT is not just the way to reach IIMs but this is the criteria for yet another 50 + B schools.
Some best among those who filter the students based on CAT are the SP Jain, MUDRA institute, IRMA (Anand), IFMR. (Chennai), MDI, etc
Then comes the test in the month of December the Symbiosis institutes test, this is a separate test that has many rounds and this is the one that has many rounds like the psychometric etc... And this wins you the seat in that institute...
Then comes the test in the month of January
We have the XAT, the FMS and the IIFT
The Xavier aptitude test basically for the XLRI Jamshedpur and some sister concern colleges like the XIMB, the LIBA etc.
This has some different aptitude test unlike CAT and this also has the essay writing round or the creative writing round.
Then we have the FMS faculty of management studies who have their own entrance test which is also held in the month of Jan.The IIFT is yet another test that is held in the month of Jan and this is the test that is also taken as the criteria for selection not just for the IIFT, the Indian Institute for Foreign trade but some 20 + colleges.
Then comes the MAT which is held four times a year in the month of September, December, February and May and this is held on the 1st Sunday every year.
This is for numerous colleges all across the country!
Among the colleges in Tamil Nadu, PSG is the one that takes in students for MBA (the Madras university course), MPIB (deemed univ category though the syllabus is IIFT’s and then AIMA’s PGDBM course.
These also have the Common entrance tests also called CETs which are for the states individually.
The most famous and the common among these CET’s is the MAH- CET which paves way for the college like JBMS … etc.
Then of course the entrance test exclusively for the engineers to get an admission in the IIT’s which is called as Joint management entrance tests conducted by the IIT’s
We also have the private institutes the IIPM, who also offer an MBA which is from the university abroad.

Well all of these entrance tests do test the basic necessities what a”to be manager “or rather an administrator of the future requires.
They are the
Time management – Checking how well one is able to perform in the tests for the time is a factor and some tests do carry negative markings and also one need to perform well in every section.
The ability to perform well in pressure:-
Well it tells how best one can think and perform under pressure for, this will be the common term that one has to hear and bear once in to the corporate corridors!
Then ones general mental ability, communication skills and of course the self confidence level, and positive attitude, how good can one work as an individual and also with a team .

These days of course the reservation is also given in the means of caste! So which means the competition is fierce.
There are many coaching centers which train the students and prepare them for such a test!Yes , a MBA degree alone will not make one a capable ,manager , all it takes is “Himmath” or the determination , strong acumen to notice even the minutest details , self confidence and knowledge about the world , a very strong ambition , and yes hard work and sincerity sprinkled with smartness to catch up with the rat Race .
Not all those who achieved have been MBA pass outs from the Harvard or the IIMs .All it takes to the top is DREAMS …. Dreams and the right amount of attitude neither less nor more! And yes God’s grace..!
All the best for all those who wish to pursue MBA (or any studies)or are the ones pursuing or pursued!

Disclaimer:
I have just mentioned a few details on the college and this may have changed now and I request the readers to confirm on the same. Please do confirm, and I hope I have been able to give the best and the correct information.
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