The Master of Business Administration (MBA) course
is designed to produce business specialist to serve the market in
specialized fields. Most of the institutions are offering the course
both in the morning and evening. The morning courses are attended by
the full time regular students while the evening programmes are
designed for the people in service and those who desire to improve
their career through education. However, the specially tailored MBA
programme provides valuable opportunity for career development.
Most of the business schools offer specialization
in Management, Marketing, Finance, Management Information System
(MIS), Human Resource Management (HRM), Accounting and Banking.
Although decision-making is taught to the student.
It is observed that most of the students are doubled minded and
un-decided in their field of specialization till the last hour of
receiving the application for that purpose.
After a thorough survey, observation and
information gathering process, the following lines are designed to
help our business students in choosing and selecting their subject of
specialization in MBA.
analyze your own choice, watch your tendency. In selecting the field
of specialization, your own interest in that subject should be the
first priority. Ask yourself, discover your interest and see whether
you could be successful in that field. It involves concentration with
patience. Decide two subjects with first and second choice.
your senior students and friends having field/job experience. Senior
students can give you clear-cut idea about the course outline and
subjects taught during this period. Ask their justification in
choosing the career planning.
teachers know you the best during your studies. The teacher is aware
how capable you are. Even your capabilities and interest can be
evaluated from the pass marks you obtained in the previous semesters.
So consult your Director of Studies and teachers of specialization
subjects. Ask them about all doubtful questions and gather
information; consider their advice which will helpful a lot.
not forget to consider your group of study during the past semesters.
Remember to contact all those who were with you during the preparation
of assignments, presentations and group study. It is normally observed
that a person has one choice, but due to his friends having another
choice, he sacrifices his field of interest. But after all, it seems a
good practice that students try to follow and learn from their
best opportunity to serve will be found in the market/field. How
suitable you are for an employer, will depend on the requirement and
demand of your specialization. So thoroughly see and survey the market
demand. Visit different organizations and ask their requirements
regarding MBA staff in the coming years. Also watch newspapers 'Career
Opportunity' advertisements. List the requirement and demand in
specialization. Then compare it with your choice.
you are already in employment, choose the field according to your work
experience. For example, if you are working in bank, then Banking will
be matching specialization with your job, likewise, Accountant/Account
office/Auditor, then Finance or Accounting. In case of Junior/Senior
Manager, Management will be beneficial. Those serving with
Pharmaceutical companies as Sales/Marketing Representatives are
matched with marketing specialization.
Some institutes offer BI-major facility during the
same time period. It means you can have two specializations during
your MBA course. The Bi-major suits with following combinations:
Finance/Banking, Management/Human Resource Management,
Enjoy your study. I wish you good luck.
*The writer firstname.lastname@example.org
is a freelance contributor and a student of MBA (Final) in Sindh