How to Make the Most of your MBA Programme?by Jessica Kappor Project Manager
After you’ve cleared the MBA entrance exam, the group discussion, and the personal interview, the next step would be starting your MBA course. Now that you’ve gained your entry into one of the top MBA colleges, it is time to make a plan to ensure that you maximize on the two years of the course. As MBA is a professional qualification, you would want to maximize on as many opportunities as possible, in order to increase your employability.
Here are certain things to follow as you start your MBA journey –
In the first year of your MBA, you will focus more on the theoretical aspect and learn subjects like accounts, statistics, finance, marketing, operations, economics, etc. From day one, you need to pay proper attention to the lectures and assess your capability in the subjects. Spot the weak areas where you need to focus more. Understanding your weak points and focusing on them from the beginning will bring about a great improvement in your performance.
- Be proactive
Only study won’t get you anywhere in MBA. You will have to be proactive in order to make full use of the MBA programme. In case of a doubt, don’t hesitate, and ask your lecturer in the class. Also, if you find there’s something that the programme lacks or something that can help improve the programme, convey these things to your programme administrator. Being proactive will be an added skill to your CV, as achievements, such as organizing a workshop or training programme, trip, etc. can help increase your employability.
- Scale your progress
Scaling your progress is essential to perform well. Also, when you scale your progress, do it against yourself and not your peers. Benchmark yourself from start to present to know how you have improved and where you need to work more.
- Improvise on your career goals
When you start your MBA programme, you would have had a career plan in mind. But as you pursue the course, you might discover new interests and talents. So, it is important to improvise on your career goals during the MBA programme to get the maximum benefits of your course.
- Find good internships
An internship is an important part of an MBA programme, as it provides the hands-on training you need to prepare yourself for a job. Research well to look for an internship that aligns with your career goals and allows all-round development. Your internship will affect your chances of landing a job; hence, take your time to select a good one.
An MBA aspirant puts in months of hard work to clear MBA entrance exams. However, once they gain admission in the programme, they often become careless and overlook the demands of the course and college. While focus on studies, internships, and recruitment are important to perform well, networking and improving on your skill-sets is also an essential part of the programme.
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