I am student of B.Com final year. I want to know more about MBA. I want to know whether I should do MBA after graduation or after giving the CAT entrance in 2006 and which field I should choose for doing MBA. I would like to clear that I am not so good in maths, so which field would be more suitable for me and what are the chances of placement after doing an MBA. Also tell me about the different entrances conducted for entering a management college.
You need to understand what MBA is. Master of business administration is a postgraduate course in management, which, as the name suggests, you can do only after graduation or an equivalent qualification. But some leading management instructions (or B-schools) providing a course in business management / business administration offer a post-graduate diploma in management (PGDM), AND NOT MBA. CAT is the entrance test for admission to Indian Institutes of Management and several other B-schools. So it’s not a matter of choice that you can do an MBA either after doing your graduation o after CAT.
Yes, there are several other exams besides CAT for admission to B-schools, like XAT for admission to Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur, JMET for admission to management programmes run by IITs, CET for admission to Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, and so on. Those who aspire to join a B-school don’t appear for just CAT (though the first priority for anyone would be an IIM, of course), they appear for all the major tests.
As regards maths, while comfort in maths is no doubt an asset, but a lot of people from non-maths background have also cracked these exams successfully.
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