With many courses available at the post graduate level, confusion is natural. A Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) or Masters of Technology (M.Tech) are some of the most commonly chosen courses with benefits relevant to specific careers. For engineering graduates which are stuck in this dilemma of the “best for career” course, here is a brief outlook on each of these courses which will help you to make your choices.
TECH EXPERTS IN MAKING – Pros and cons of M.Tech
Pursuing M.Tech is a less traveled road by most of the engineering graduates. Firstly, let us know what is the basic purpose which M.Tech serves? M.Tech is a specialization course that allows you to put an edge on your technical skills. For engineering students who excels in a particular subject and wish to gain more knowledge in that arena are welcomed by this course. Now, considering the practical aspect of pursuing M.Tech i.e. ‘The job prospective’. Experts are always respected in the job market hence an M.Tech degree gives you the eminence of in-depth technical knowledge over an MBA counterpart. The post of the chief technical officer is a well-known designation which has less competition and an important say in all the decisions which are made by the company. Only those who have the thorough technical knowledge can add on to the company decisions.
Another asset of the M.Tech degree is that you can make your way to the doctorates degree. A PHD can land you in the top notch positions of research institutes or colleges, which not only have good pay scale but also earns you a great deal of respect in the society.
Beside the technical expertise which M.Tech offers, the limited scope in this field is a prime loophole which is why more students choose MBA over M.Tech. In this competitive world to rise up in the corporate ladder, one has to understand several aspects of business management like human resource management, marketing & finance etc. Unlike the MBA graduates, an M.Tech doesn’t have complete knowledge over these aspects and this might inhibit or hinder their growth in the corporate structure.
Evergreen Course – Pros and cons of MBA
Versatility is a much respected trait in this cutthroat environment. The MBA programs are lay out in a way that facilitates a graduate to handle a wide spectrum of situations related to business. MBA supplements an engineering graduate with management knowledge. It spreads the prospective of career opportunities by making you suitable for multiple sectors. It also adorns you with leadership qualities and team work strategies which aids you in rising up in the corporate ratio. Generally the people with a MBA degree have a better pay scale than other post graduates and they also start from the middle management level and hence have an advantage right from the beginning.
The coin of MBA has a flip side too. The choice of MBA is generally seen as a herd mentality and many educationists believe it to be a deviation from the engineering path. Fresh MBA graduates are released in the market eying for the best jobs and only a few of them get the desired jobs and the rest are left behind looking for the next opportunity. Also MBA is an expensive course too.
Having discussed the individual merits and demerits of M.Tech, and MBA, we believe you will now find it easy to choose the career option that is best for you. It is as simple as – the student who wants to work in technical fields should pursue M.Tech after Engineering, those who want to work in executive roles in the mechanical and related sectors should take the path of engineering followed by MBA and finally, the students who wish to work in managerial positions in other sectors could do a general graduation like science or commerce followed by a MBA degree.
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