From childhood, one of the proverbs we are probably most acquainted with is that ” Look before you leap!” And if that “leap” costs you somewhat a fortune, it is better that you look four times before you leap; not only that, but a good research is also needed. In this article I am talking about doing effective research before choosing an MBA college. You need to check the MBA School rankings before you select the college.
Whatever might be the popular concepts, and however enticing the advertisements might seem, brand matters. Getting an MBA degree is not enough now to provide you with your dream career (well of course if you are dreaming big as well as investing big). The brand name of a reputed MBA institution on your CV matters. So check MBA school rankings.
Everybody needs the best, or at least believes to have the best. Therefore to get the best, you have to be the best from the best MBA colleges. Now the question remains as to how you will decide on what is the best for you. The choice would have been easy if there was only one best MBA institution in the world. But since that is not the case, and there are a number of reputed MBA colleges, you have to make the careful choice.
Now one might question if only a reputed college can give the perfect training for a future entrepreneur? The truth is, not always. Still, if you try to understand it from the point of view of the potential recruiters, what would you have wanted? Ok, let me make it a little easy. Lets take an example of our day to day life. When you go out for shopping, what would you prefer for yourself? Would it be something which comes cheap but has no guarantee, or would it be something for which you might have to pay a little more, but nevertheless, you are sure that it will be durable and comfortable and be of ultimate use? I think we all would choose the later, specially if we can afford it.
Same is the situation with the recruiters who come to choose MBA graduates for their companies. The truth behind preferring an MBA from a reputed institution is that in one or a couple of interviews, it is not humanly possible to judge the actual and full potential of an individual they are making a part of their team and who would be an active participant in building or maintaining the company’s goodwill. You can only get a glimpse, and what reputed manufacturing brands (or in this case reputed MBA colleges) do here is that provide that additional seal of confidence on the candidate.
Therefore, it is always advisable to spend a little more, and most importantly work a little harder (MBA degrees from reputed colleges help you get a good job but they don’t help you to take your studies easy) and get that confidence of a good brand name behind you!
Murtuza Rohawala is an MBA from NMIMS and an ex-investment banker. He is currently associated with Bengal Institute of Business Studies, which is one of the top MBA schools in Kolkata. Being a successful professional who is well versed on MBA topics and other topics related to MBA School Rankings, Murtuza is keen to help students who want to make their mark in the world of successful professionals.