Kickstarting Your MBA Plans & All About Post-MBA Careers
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Kickstarting Your MBA Plans & All About Post-MBA Careers

Learn from CrackVerbal Admission Coaches the power of an MBA, post-MBA career options & how to choose B-schools.
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  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 3 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Help you understand the Power of an MBA and what it can give you - knowledge, career growth, career switch, networking and so on.
  • Give you insights into post-MBA career options across different industries and functions (everything from consulting to finance to sales & marketing, across industries such as technology, oil & gas, FMCG and so on)
  • Help you understand how to select your target B-schools - 1 year versus 2 year programs, North American versus European versus APAC schools, and more
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  • Motivation, drive, and the willingness to research and introspect. Nothing else!

"I'm interested in an MBA - but where should I study? Should I opt for a 1 year or a 2 year program? What would my career options be?"

If you've been researching your MBA options, you've probably been flooded with information online. Discussion forums have conflicting opinions, all B-school websites look the same, and more information seems to confuse rather than help you!

Wouldn't it be great if an expert could tell you everything you need to know crisply, concisely and accurately, in just a few hours?

That's exactly what we've done!

Delivered entirely by CrackVerbal founder Arun Jagannathan, renowned GMAT & MBA Expert, this course will answer all the doubts you have about why you should pursue an MBA, where you should apply, and what carer opportunities are available to you afterwards.

This course is the best place for you to kickstart your MBA journey.

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone who is toying with the idea of pursuing an MBA in the next 2 years
  • Anyone who is researching target B-schools, but is feeling confused because of the information overload online
  • Anyone who is seeking better clarity about their career goals after MBA and wants to understand what options are available
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
The Power of an MBA - What this degree Can and Can't do for you
3 Lectures 42:26

Why should you go to business school?

An MBA can be an escape route out of the career rut you find yourself in. It can give you lucrative career opportunities. It can even be the gateway to a high-flying career. But is it only this?

An MBA can do much more for you. In this 2-part session, we will discuss all the reasons why you should look at doing an MBA.

Preview 21:03

This is part 2 of our session on what an MBA can do for you.

Why Do I Need an MBA? (Part 2)

Use this worksheet once you complete Section 1: The Power of an MBA

Worksheet on Why I Need an MBA
1 page
Choosing B-schools: Where to Apply, and Why
9 Lectures 51:40

If you have done some B-school research, you will know that most US MBA programs are 2-year programs, whereas most European MBA programs are 1-year programs. So what is the difference between the two? And which one is best for you?

In this session, we will explain what factors you should consider while choosing between a 1-year and a 2-year program.

Selecting B-schools: #1 One Year versus Two Year Programs

North America - which includes both the USA and Canada - is possibly the most sought-after destination for MBA programs. This is because this region has hundreds of excellent universities and colleges offering management programs.

In this session, we will explore the pros and cons of studying in a North American B-school.

Selecting B-schools: #2 Geography - North American Business Schools

Great brand names, excellent culture, high standards of living, international diversity... Europe has it all when it comes to higher education. But is there a flip side?

In this session, we will examine the advantages and disadvantages of opting for a European MBA.

Selecting B-schools: #2 Geography - European Business Schools

The Asia-Pacific region includes Australia and the rest of Asia (excluding India). The APAC region is a hot, upcoming destination for world-class MBA programs, especially for those who want a career in this region.

This session is all about the opportunities available to you if you want to pursue an MBA from an APAC school.

Selecting B-schools: #2 Geography - APAC Business Schools

Studying in India is advantageous on many levels - comfort, costs, career opportunities...

In this session, we will look at the top MBA programs in India that accept the GMAT, and the opportunities they offer.

Selecting B-schools: #2 Geography - Indian Business Schools

Yes, an MBA is a general management program - it doesn't really let you 'specialize".

But most B-schools have a focus area and are particularly known for the opportunities they offer in this area. So if you have a certain area of interest - be it marketing, finance or operations, you may want to apply to a B-school that gives you plenty of opportunities in this domain.

This session is all about the focus areas of different schools and why you should take these into consideration when you shortlist B-schools.

Selecting B-schools: #3 Specialization

Anyone who has done even a cursory read of B-school websites or interviews with the Admissions Directors would have seen the term "Profile Fitment" cropping up again and again.

What really is profile fitment? How do you know whether you fit a certain B-school's culture? And does it even matter?

This session will give you all the answers.

Selecting B-schools: #3 Profile Fitment

The foremost tendency of any MBA aspirant researching B-schools is to look for rankings. And there are many - Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Financial Times, Economist, PoetsandQuants...

A school ranked #4 in one is ranked #8 in another. So how do you decide what to depend on? And do rankings even matter?

In this session, we help you make sense of B-school rankings - why and when they are relevant, and which one you should go for.

Selecting B-schools: #3 Rankings

Once you complete Section 2 on Selecting B-schools, use both Worksheets #2 and #3 to sort out your thoughts on shortlisting your target B-schools.

Worksheet: B-school Selection
3 pages
Career Opportunities after MBA: Move Up or Move Out!
9 Lectures 01:30:23

You still have more than 1 year to decide what you want to do after your MBA. You can figure out once you are in B-school. So it doesn't matter if you don't have all the answers now, does it?

Yes, it does!

In this session, we will tell you why you need to start thinking about your post-MBA careers right now.

Why Decide Your Post-MBA Career Track Right Now?

If you have checked out the Career Statistics of various B-schools, you would know that they publish 2 sets of data:

  • Placement by Industry
  • Placement by Function

Do you know the difference between these two numbers? You should!

In this session, we will explore the various post-MBA career opportunities available across different industries - consulting, technology, engineering, oil & gas, CPG and more.

Post-MBA Career Tracks Across Industries

You know what they say - A consultant is an ordinary person 50 miles from home with a briefcase.

Jokes apart, Consulting remains one of the most sought-after post-MBA career tracks. In this session, we will explore the different consulting roles that will be available to you after MBA and what each one entails.

Post-MBA Career Tracks Across Functions: #1 Consulting

This session explores the different post-MBA career tracks you can take up within the domain of Finance, from investment banking to equity research and retail banking.

Post-MBA Career Tracks Across Functions: #2 Finance

This session explores different post-MBA opportunities in sales and marketing and how viable it is for you to make a switch into this domain.

Post-MBA Career Tracks Across Functions: #3: Sales & Marketing

Ever wondered what post-MBA roles fall under the realm of general management?

This session explains what general management is all about, and what a "general manager" would do on a daily basis.

Post-MBA Career Tracks Across Functions: #4 General Management & Strategy

In this session, we will talk about some other popular post-MBA career tracks - operations, project management, strategy and leadership and so on.

Post-MBA Career Tracks Across Functions: $5: Operations, Technology & HR

Some closing thoughts while zeroing-in on your post-MBA career track.

Post-MBA Career Tracks - Some Final Thoughts

Once you complete this section on Post-MBA career tracks, use this worksheet to get better clarity on what you want to do after MBA.

Worksheet: Post MBA Goals
2 pages
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