Why an MBA may not lead to a Good Job

Will an MBA degree help you in landing the job of your dreams? No, not always! And so it should not be your primary reason for pursuing an MBA degree

An MBA degree is one of the most sought-after qualifications in the education industry. Students pursue it for so many reasons, be it for improving their skills or earning more money.

And there are some MBA students who also believe that this degree will help them in landing that dream job with industry leaders.

Is that really how it is? If it were, shouldn’t all the MBAs have nailed the best jobs by now?

The reality is so different from perception.

An MBA degree will not always help you land that job you’ve been eyeing. In rare cases, yes, provided luck is with you. But most of the time, the answer is no. And so if you are seeking MBA degree just to get a better job, you may be highly disappointed after spending a significant amount of time and money.

The Efforts Involved

An MBA degree does not come easy. You have to spend a good amount of time on it. Agreed, this won’t be an issue for many of you. But when you see your other non-MBA friends kicking it out there, you definitely wouldn’t be so eager to put your head back into those books.

Plus you may not be learning all the skills

A good job requires a lot more than what books teach. So chances are even with an MBA, you may still not learn all the skills required in your industry of interest. Another reason why your MBA may not help you get ‘that’ job.

So what can you do?

An MBA degree is not preferred as much as the problem solving and critical thinking skills. And there are plenty of ways to improve these rather than signing up for higher qualifications such as seminars, conferences or short educational courses. Not only will you be spending a less amount of time, but less money as well.

But that does not mean, you should not get an MBA

Do does all this imply that you should not opt for an MBA degree at all? No, it only means that you shouldn’t be getting if you are targeting a better job.  There are scenarios in which an MBA degree can be highly beneficial, such as if you were to start your own business. Challenging path, but definitely not impossible.

So many MBA students turned to entrepreneurship after completing their degrees, and were quite successful. Indeed, they had to put in efforts and time as well, but the output put is definitely worth it. Entrepreneurship is so much better than limiting yourself to a job. You do what you are passionate about without limiting yourself to a fixed routine. And if you do it right, you’ll be leaving an impact and magnifying your earnings in the time to come

Do go for an MBA degree, but just ensure that you are pursuing it for the right reasons.