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Choosing your Degree Course

In this blog, I will be sharing my experience on how I decided to pursue the MSc Management course and what are the important parameters to consider in finalising a degree course.

As an international student, a Masters is a high investment both in time and finance, choosing the correct course which fits our passion, interests and our future goals is a key decision. I did my undergrad in Information Technology and worked as a software engineer for 3 years after which I decided to pursue my master’s in business management. I still get the question from many people why did I change my stream?

The first and foremost thing which I had to figure out was what am I passionate about? What are the things which strive me towards what I want to achieve? And what kind of education I need to pursue so that I am aligned with my dreams. Though these questions look simple it takes a lot of time to get a few answers and for a few, we must take a leap of faith.

The 3 years of work experience had given me the opportunity to face many industry-level problems and I had learned from problem-solving. The working of an entire company seemed like a system and knowing how these companies work, how to be part of a management player was always an intriguing idea for me. MBA seemed a better option for me but as per the prerequisites it needed a good working experience of about 5 years to be at the same level of cohorts. Master’s in management in AMBS have all the related courses which are necessary for candidates looking forward to becoming managers or to start their ventures. As coming from a non-managerial background study this was a suitable option for me considering the time and experience factors.

Assessing what kind of job position or role you want to achieve can be one of the important factors in finalizing which course to pursue. Thorough research on what day-to-day life of job roles look like and in what kind of industry you are looking forward could be a great place to start the research. There are various ways to contact the students who already pursued or studying currently, this could really give a student’s perspective about the degree. The course content specifications can be looked at in great detail to be aware of what exactly is going to be taught and how they will help you to achieve your dreams.

Lastly, selecting the correct degree is going to be a pivotal step in planning the future ahead. Find your passion (or at least what you like to work), do thorough research on degrees that can help you to get a job in your passionate field, build your network to know insights, enjoy your study.

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