Kickstarting my MBA campaign – and the blog!

The last time I blogged about something similar was in September 2013, when I was under the PhD spell. You can read about that here and I know, you can guess the result of that from the title of this blog post.

It didn’t go down well. I was not ready when I appeared for my GMAT in January, 2014 and I scored a mere 670 (83%), with a quant score well below what a decent PhD programme would ever accept. Much water has passed under the bridge since then and I have now, for all intents and purposes, abandoned the idea. It was a good idea but it was not for me.

So, you might ask, why an MBA? Now a days, one can learn almost every course they teach in business schools from books and MOOC websites such as Coursera. However, the non-academic value of an MBA is immense. Business schools bring together all these high-potential candidates from varied backgrounds and put them all together under one roof. Imagine what one can learn from being part of such a cohort. I would love to be sitting under that roof any day any time.

In addition, I think I am at a point in my career where I feel ready to take up management responsibilities and the soft skills they teach at B-Schools would give a definite boost to my career and my credentials in the job market. So, my reason for wanting to go to a business school are not at all different from all the others who would be applying.

However, I understand the process will be tough and arduous. There would be pitfalls and loads of blood, sweat and tears. We will see how this journey ends, but one thing’s for sure…

The woods are lovely, dark, and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Robert Frost

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