Although pursuing MBA after engineering is now almost become a norm, there are still engineering graduates who doubt that whether pursuing MBA will prove to be a worthy pursuit or not. Their doubts and confusion are partially justified considering that engineering and MBA are poles apart. While engineering purely deals with technology and technical issues, MBA largely revolves around management or leadership ideas.
As contrasting as these two worlds are, pursuing MBA degree after engineering can really prove to be career propelling decision. Below we’ve shared some convincing reasons as to why MBA should figure high in the career plans of engineering graduates. So without wasting any further time, let us start the ball rolling.
5 reasons why should opt for MBA after engineering
1) Develops and enhances your management skills:
Why should engineers really care about developing management skills, one really might ask. Well, if engineers really care about rapidly accelerating their career growth then they must really care about imbibing management skills. Most companies can easily find skilled engineers but many companies often struggle to find engineers that can bring on-board great management skills. This invariably means that such engineers are likely to enjoy a more lucrative career than the ones who fail to add management skills.
Here are some of the top management skills engineers get to learn from MBA:
- Organizing and properly delegating the work
- Strategically planning the project
- Taking bold decision after carefully evaluating the risks and market conditions
- Problem solving capabilities and interpersonal skills
2) High-salary package
When any engineer earns MBA degree after painstaking efforts, the concerned engineer finds himself/herself in a commanding position for bargaining a higher salary. This fact especially holds true for engineers who pursue MBA after considerable work experience as a software engineer or in any other technical designation. Rapidly growing companies or big MNCs find it really difficult to resist candidates who bring the dual advantage of technical as well as management skills. As a result, most companies are ready to hire at higher salary package in order to lure such employees.
Equally important to note is the fact that having a dual degree in MBA as well as engineering makes your resume really powerfully. Making it really easy for you to standout in the job market.
3) Develops leadership skills
Most MBA courses irrespective of the specialization fundamentally seek to nurture leadership skills in all its students. Leadership skills like motivating subordinates, practicing team spirit, developing creative & innovative thinking and problem-solving capabilities. After completion of the MBA course, most tech professionals exude with leadership and other positive skills which conventionally bodes well for the company as well as for their own career.
However, it must be noted that whether MBA students are successfully able to imbibe leadership skills greatly hinges on their perseverance and their willingness to learn.
4) Helps climb the corporate ladder rapidly
In most of the above points we’ve made it apply clear that the corporate world has a great respect for employees who seamlessly embody analytical and management skills. Obviously in this case much of analytical skills is earned through engineering education while management skills are imbibed through management education.
If employees proficiently leverage these skills to overcome challenges and resolving other major problems confronting the company then they can be rest assured about their ‘rapid career growth’. Here we want to specifically stress the term ‘rapid career growth.’ In fact, there are several examples where managers, who are backed by an engineering and management degree, have went on to become CEOs and managers.
5) Nurtures Entrepreneurial spirit
If you’re a B tech graduate and have even a slight inclination then doing MBA course will prove to be more than useful. MBA course is inherently designed for fostering a strong spirit of entrepreneurship among all its students. This entrepreneurial spirit is nurtured and encouraged due to MBA’s prominent focus on developing managerial and leadership skills. With India’s startup culture maturing so rapidly, the entrepreneurial spirit nurtured by MBA can help in taking its student’s entrepreneurial spirit a long way.