MBA, Masters in Business Administration sounds a big and futile word in today’s era. Almost 99% of the world are busy doing MBA, the rest 1% is happy sitting idle. Jokes apart, MBA is a huge word today and every person is attracted to its glory. I was randomly picking some neighbors of mine for a formal discussion about their teenagers. To my surprise, everyone was doing MBA. Just gave a shot whether it is a glass of beer that everyone is happy licking their taste buds. Every person now or then goes for an MBA, Bullshit ! It doesn’t matter to him/her with the college, the accreditation, the placement, the faculties, the workflow, their culture, nothing. Only what it matters to them is an MBA, so that they can boast up their degrees, as if other degrees were intricately designed by some designers at the London School of Arts. It’s only their MBA which will make them remarkable and profound. So are the colleges. They are sucking some huge dollars and building their infrastructure to attract more fellow donkeys to their high school or better to say a B-School. Great, a big name as B-School, they will get published in Fortune- Top 20’s and its likely that a huge flock will start rushing their way to these high profile business makers. Parents will also boast up by the institution’s name, their credit value and the placements. Moreover they will start dreaming of their child to be a billionaire after graduating and that he will be owing some Audi and Merc. Nevertheless to mention none of the above dreams are a reality. The reality is absurd and vague. Probably your child might not be able to buy an Alto even and you are dreaming of a Audi. This is because the reality behind the MBA colleges is far more than a dream. There used to be a time in 1980’s that an MBA graduating candidate would make to an investment bank and 40 years would be his target. Today the situation is worse than ever. The investment banks are not regenerating themselves overnight but the flock of MBA candidates are growing day by day. How can a organization suffice 200 managers? Doesn’t it requires developers, or analysts or data scientists? Why would they go for hiring so many managers at an expense of billions when the same can be attained at millions. A CAT application form costs you some 2000 bucks, a career launcher course would cost you 50000 bucks, a pagal-guy forum would make you mad by their thoughts, a damn shit stuff would cost you some shitty amount again and the trend moves. This marks the beginning of the so called Money business. Furthermore, you have cracked the exam, the GD, the PI rounds and is rushing with your heals high for admission. You have paid 12-15 Lac for the entire course package. The semester would have been such hectic that even pee would be difficult for you. Even if you crack the entire course program, you aren’t guaranteed a job. Some IIM’s speak of the fact that they are guaranteeing you a job prior to admissions but the question is what job, what is the package, what would be my job roles, and bla bla. But strange is the fact that none of the institutes disclose the above stuffs. They will just assure you for a job, so can I have the surety that post disposal of my 15-20 Lac amount, I will get through a job of 22 Lac at least? No? But why? I have paid you 20 Lac bucks, so I deserve a job of at least 22 Lac; Isn’t it? The answer will again be a No. This is because these money making machines or IIM’s they don’t care about your expenses, your future, your hostile environments, your study patterns, nothing. They are just busy pocketing their institutions and making a huge business by the name sake of their institution. They pump themselves by saying that if a candidate gets a 25 Lac package then it is his/her duty to pay the same to the institution as well. And this is not my mental analysis, it’s a proven fact that IIM’s have said the above statement in course of time. So what did go wrong over here? Your choice of MBA? Your choice of institution? The only incorrect thing which went over here is your choice of becoming a flock. You have seen people doing MBA and earning high, so you require the same degree. So it is basically a lame parrot who doesn’t know what to do. It just imitates everything which is heading out in their surroundings. It’s not bad to imitate something but imitating everything will pull you straight to the pitfalls and no one is going to support you then. There are only 5% graduates in almost all B-Schools who manage to get above 25 Lac, and that too they are forced to head out abroad. In abroad locations, the cost of living will again pull the package down to 8-9 Lac which is otherwise provided in India. Stats speak that there are IIM graduates who ended up doing a banking career. The banking career doesn’t profound with big names like the Goldman or Morgan. It is lowered to RBI and even regional rural banks. There are big names who doesn’t have an MBA or tech careers but they are so profusely known all around that their name is the first and last word for anyone. I would like to cite an example of Dhirubhai Ambani, Reliance Industries, this guy has his high school degree only. Do we ask anyone about his degree? Do we ask anyone about his fluency with English? My motto of stating the example was that a degree cannot decide your future. Probably you love being an Artist but the flock moved the other way, so you eventually decided to drop off with your plans. Maybe you wanted an aerospace career, but your parents might have forced you into an MBA business. Nevertheless I just tried to throw some light on the famous B-School culture. I am probably not a person to guide you with your career path but people, take a pause and think what you really like. Don’t make yourself puppets to the globally rising wave of unsuccessful idiots. Make something remarkable which defines a true you and then surely you will start liking your career aspirations.
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Test thrice before implementing,
Run once before go-Live
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