I feel privileged to have experience of competing in admission processes for Executive MBA from premier Indian B-schools. Post CAT/GMAT, it starts with submitting papers on SOP, Work-ex, Reco-letters, Questionnaires etc and ends with a crucial Personal Interview. The whole process requires a lot of introspection. I feel it as a rich experience to get involved in those processes with premier Indian B-Schools like IIMs, XLRI, SP Jain’s, NMIMS, IMT etc., I would like to summarize all my experiences here:
I feel that the following are three important qualities that are tested in the admission process: ‘Clarity of thought’, ’Positive attitude’, ’Presentation skills’.
Clarity on Career & Course:
Clarity is expected on “why this course?”. Different answers for this Q are like this: For a working guy, MBA course may be useful for career progression. It may be useful in switching to new field of work. For example, For an IT developer, it may be useful to switch over to sales & marketing of IT products/services.
Introspection on the following aspects is required:
Your strengths & weaknesses, Aligning of your career objectives with the course objectives, Your achievements, Extra-curricular activities, Hobbies etc.