No dad, I don’t want to do a MBA.
These are the words that parents dread. Everyone wants a MBA in their house. Everyone thinks that solving a few financial management questions would help them succeed in life. This might work for the weak headed but it might not work for everyone.
Just hear me out. Does having an MBA would make it sure that yes, at one point in my life I would have a million dollar idea and I would be actually able to form my company? Will the knowledge about Companies Act of 2013 or Articles of Association help me to succeed in life or actually formulating and nurturing an idea will help me unearth the success?
I have this theory. A person who actually has no talent of his own enrolls in a MBA program. I mean that if you know how to sing or you know how to cook then would you enroll in a MBA program? People who have no idea what they want to do in their life or have a dream of a 9 to 5 job go for these kinds of programs.
According to the data, more than 2.32 lakh people sat for CAT in 2016. I don’t think that over 2 lakh people can have the same dream.
Let me make the picture more presentable. A live example. I study in a MBA college in Hyderabad. We are required to go for a Summer Internship Program for a period of around three and a half months.
Generally, what students do is that they go for a bank internship or an internship which pays the most. This time I tried to do that what most of my batch-mates couldn’t even have thought of doing. I went for an event management company which organizes parties and overall adds to the nightlife and mostly carters to youth.
The first thing that the dean of our prestigious institute asks is that is there any sector such as the entertainment sector?
It took me around 45 minutes to convince my dean that the place where I am interning is no less than a financial institution or a conglomerate. Rather the things that I would learn at my internship would be far better than a regular banking job.
To make the matters worse, the dean asked me whether my parents would be proud to see me at a job like this.