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All about Doing an MBA
An MBA degree, as we are aware, can open wide possibilities for a high paying career. But, before jumping into the bandwagon, decide rationally and logically whether you have the right aptitude or skills set for a career in business administration. Do you really want to go for the degree? Are you really interested in management education or your interest lies somewhere else? Do you have the right skills set and ability to work hard to clear the MBA entrance tests? Answering all these...
An MBA degree, as we are aware, can open wide
possibilities for a high paying career. But, before jumping into the bandwagon,
decide rationally and logically whether you have the right aptitude or skills
set for a career in business administration. Do you really want to go for the
degree? Are you really interested in management education or your interest lies
somewhere else? Do you have the right skills set and ability to work hard to
clear the MBA entrance tests? Answering all...
An MBA degree, as we are aware, can open wide possibilities for a high paying
career. But, before jumping into the bandwagon, decide rationally and logically
whether you have the right aptitude or skills set for a career in business
administration. Do you really want to go for the degree? Are you really
interested in management education or your interest lies somewhere else? Do you
have the right skills set and ability to work hard to clear the MBA entrance
tests? Answering all...
Management students from good institute will always be in demand. The demands
for various specializations such as marketing, finance, and HR may vary as per
the economy of the country, but all industry sectors needs good management
graduates to run the organization, professionally. As the economy grows,
industry production grows, the demand will increase more.
Sports marketing as a career
Most of us may treat sports as a recreational
activity. The reality is anything but that. Professional sports means big
business, and it’s not just the players who make the big moolah.
A sports marketer is the person behind your sports hero. The one responsible for spotting new talent, negotiating contracts, building the PR machinery, and popularizing a game and a player. Consequently, a sports marketer has a very exciting job.
MBA in the US
The US continues to be the destination of choice for Indian students seeking an MBA from a foreign university. Undeterred by the post 9/11 visa restrictions, Indian students constituted the largest group of foreign students in the US for the sixth consecutive year in 2006-2007, according to the Open Doors Survey of the US based IIE (Institute of International Education). Selection for an MBA programme is based on a consideration of educational background and academic achievements, basic...
MBA in Australia
Australia is a popular study destination for students from Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia and India. Recently, increasing number of students from the Middle East have also chosen Australia for an MBA. Australian MBAs have a truly international perspective with specific courses focusing on Asia. Other advantages are the flexibility allowed by Australian institutes, the facilities and support for international students and the exposure to Australian business. In addition, a...
MBA in the UK
British business schools are major players in the international MBA scenario. Of late, a lot of effort has been put in by British Universities to attract overseas students. According to a survey by the International Graduate Insight Group in January 2008, Britain is beginning to topple America as the most popular place for overseas students. Swinging the tide in favour of Britain are factors such as perceived safety, the reputation of its institutions of higher learning and the comparative...
MBA - Your roadmap to a Rewarding Career
With the Indian economy hovering at a growth rate of 8-9%, the demandfor management graduates is increasing exponentially. A managementgraduate from a good institute is open to a wide variety ofopportunities across industries. Every industry needs good and skilledmanagers to run their operations and projects. Also, it needs people tosell its services and products, build brand, increase market share,inculcate healthy working culture and hire the best talent. All thesefunctions are part of an...
In the current economic scenario, expertise in a specific sector is highly valued. MBA aspirants have the liberty to choose from a wide range of specializations. In order for you to make an informed choice, a list of the popular areas of specialization is given below:
MBA (Marketing) – A popular field of specialization, Marketing looks into the aspects of understanding market situations, competitors, and portfolios of product offerings. Two related fields are Sales Management and...
MBA entrance and eligibility
The first step in the MBA selection procedure is a written aptitude test. Normally, the areas in which students are tested include-
IIM-A doubles its fees
Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM-A) has decided to effect a sharp hike in fees (by more than 100%) for its post graduate programme from next year.
How to select the right B school?
Nowadays, almost everyone wants to do an MBA. Every year thousands of students go through the grill of preparing for the competitive screening test in order to get admitted into a management school. With more than 1,200 institutes offering MBA programs, the choices are many. The basic parameters for judging the quality of a B school are as follows:
GD preparation tips
In order to get admission into a MBA school of their choice, students have to clear three elimination rounds, namely, the Entrance Exam, the Group Discussion and the Personal Interview. While it’s important to focus on the Entrance Exam as it is first round of screening, many students make the mistake of neglecting the preparation for the next two rounds.
Bachelor's in Business Administration - New Age Graduation
Bachelor's in Business Administration has caught on to the fancy of many a young students. This course, if done from a good college can get a student a good job in the corporate market. Bachelor in Business Administration, a three-year program, is perhaps the most sought after course- along with engineering and medicine- at the undergraduate level.
GMAT - Overview
The Graduate Management Admissions Test or GMAT is a 3 hour standardized computer adaptive test undertaken by graduates who are keen to study MBA programs in the USA, Canada, Singapore, UK and many other institutes worldwide. This test is designed to evaluate the potential of students by assessing their mathematical, verbal and analytical writing skills. GMAT test, initially prepared for use by the Institutes/Universities of USA, offering programs in management and business, is now...
Guide to Letters of Recommendation
Every graduate program requires applicants to submit letters of recommendation. Their importance of these 3 letters cannot be underestimated. Transcripts, standardized test scores, and personal statement/admissions essay are vital components to your graduate school application, but an excellent letter of recommendation can make up for weaknesses in any of these areas.
MBA Admissions: an Application Manual
So you are about to finish your undergrad studies, have secured your dream job and plan to do an MBA in the US after two years of working. Most applicants have this mindset when they have just completed their studies. Now you have nearly finished two years of work and are ready to go to grad school for business studies. This is the most critical step in your career and little bit of planning in advance can be the difference between an MBA at a good school or an MBA at a great school....
The Pressure Dimension in CAT
A person getting 70 percentile in the CAT normally feels that the CAT was not meant for him. However a logical perspective of looking at the same issue gives a totally different angle. If you were to consider the data of the last CAT, each question carried 4 positive marks if it was answered correctly and 1 negative mark if answered wrongly.
Cracking the CAT exam – Improving Test Scores!
With just few weeks to go for the CAT, this is the time when most test takers have reached or about to reach their final phase of preparations. My experience says that at this stage of preparation, test takers can be divided into three categories:
MBA and CAT – Quantitative Section Preparation
MBA courses have a significant quantitative analysis coursework. Because of this, it is natural for the CAT and other MBA entrance exams to have quantitative sections. MBA in general and the CAT exam in particular put a lot of emphasis on this section. This section forms an important part of the overall CAT preparation.
The CAT Entrance Exam - Improve your Comprehension Score
The English section of the CAT 2006 paper provided the biggest shock to CAT takers through the removal of the familiar Paragraph Jumble questions. In fact, for the past decade or so, Paragraph Jumbles had been one of the constant question types –hence highly taught and highly prepared for in classrooms across the country. So when the CAT 2006 paper gave no such type of question, most aspirants were in shock- as it sent their best laid plans into a tizzy. The paper introduced a ‘new’ question...
Divide and Conquer the CAT Exam
The QA section in the CAT exam aims to evaluate a person on a wide variety of skills. A logical planning for preparations can help you to get a strong hold on QA. The first step while planning for QA preparations is to divide the section into 6 different blocks. The chapters in each block are closely related in terms of commonality, interrelation of their concepts and question types.
CAT Exam preparation – Honing your Quantitative Ability
Numerical section of the CAT exam often gives jitters to many CAT aspirants. But contrary to the popular belief, the numerical section can be made easy and fun. CAT exams test the numerical skills of a future MBA graduate. Remember, you do not have to answer all questions but only answer more than the rest!
CAT Preparation for an MBA Career – Expect Anything
The CAT exam always holds surprises for its aspirants. So, a CAT aspirant should be ready for the unexpected. The CAT 2006 paper was a shock to students as it introduced a rare question type- fact, inferences and judgments. Before I give you any hints as how a test taker should have reacted to the FIJ question type, try to tackle the below questions that appeared in CAT 2006. While doing so, assume that you are inside the CAT paper and facing this question category that you have never seen...
Choosing the Right B-School
Nowadays, almost everyone wants to do an MBA. Every year thousands of students go through the grill of preparing for the competitive screening test to get admissions in a management school. With more than 1,200 institutes offering MBA programs, choices are many. The basic parameters for judging the quality of a B school are...
Flying to Australia for MBA?
Australia attracts students from all over the world including Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia and India for management studies. Recently, more number of students from Middle East are also heading towards Australia for pursuing a management programme. MBA courses in Australia have an international perspective with specific courses focusing on Asia. Other advantages are the flexibility allowed by Australian institutes, facilities and support for international students and...