PGDM is undoubtedly a Good Career Choice
One of the greatest dilemmas that confront students after graduation is what next? Which course is better?
What are the courses that can offer better job opportunities?
Very few students know by the time they graduate what they have to do?
What is their career choice?
Most of the guys and girls are of floating population susceptible to the advice of elders, friends, peers, career counselors or coaching class personnel.
When you look around and scan, you can come across many courses which sound damn good, appear glamorous and creative but will they offer steady jobs?
Getting a job depends on demand vs. supply and the ability of the individual. Yet people look for safe bets and look from some kind of hedging with the kind of course offering so that there is a greater chance of getting into the job market.
This is what an ordinary student’s quest is or their parent’s expectations are. Management courses or PGDM/MBA are considered to a good degree and to a large extent can facilitate jobs. But the catch is we have hundreds and thousands of business schools and some of their degrees are as good as tissue paper. Of late many Management institutes have been closed down
IIMs and top 25 schools are difficult to crack because the CAT exam is very tough and skewed towards those persons good at mathematics rather than aptitude for management. One can easily crack GMAT but certainly not CAT.
Most of the students aspire to do well from these institutes and only 1% succeed in getting into the prestigious schools. Still in India we have a large number of good business schools who are very creative and innovative. They may not rank in the first 25 schools but are still worth as good as these 25 schools.
One advantage TOP Business schools have is, they take cream and train the extremely top students is relatively easy. I really appreciate those business schools that take anybody from mediocre to good students and make them shining jewels. Students have to look at those kinds of schools which are trying to be creative & innovative. Business schools should not churn out managers but should come out with leadership material.
Present business environment looks for those persons who do not believe optimization or incremental increases but radical changes and ability to give new direction and standards.
Students and parents should spend time finding such kinds of business schools which impart not only academic rigor but also leadership practice while learning. Those are the schools which employ a lot of Corporate people in addition to regular academia as full time and part time faculty so that they people learn what exactly happens in the corporate world so that transition from education to a job will be easier and smoother.
Sometimes a lot many questions are asked about specializations. Every specialization has tremendous opportunities – be it marketing, finance, or Human Resource management. Every position is for grabs and what is required is your capabilities or competencies
What I suggest to those who have decided to take up Management as a career is not to worry if they cannot make it into top business schools.
Look for those business schools that are creative and innovative and whose curriculum is changed according to business needs without sacrificing the core knowledge and can make individuals well-rounded leaders than aggressive managers