Unarguably the most difficult question to answer.
Most common real answers:
“I want job so doing MBA”
“I want to change my job.. bored of job”
“Better job or profile”
“My parents will marry me if I dont do MBA”
Don’t tell the panel that you are looking for a “challenging job in a good firm with lots of money, status and glamour”. Instead, you must convey to the interview panel that you have made a rational and informed decision about your career choice and your intended course of higher study.
There are broadly four areas which your answer could touch upon :
- Career Objectives: You could talk about your career objectives and how the two year MBA programme will help you achieve them.
- Value Addition: Value addition will essentially be in two forms knowledge and skills.
- Background: This is where you connect your past to your future. If you are an engineer, try and say that the MBA course and your engineering degree will help you do your job better in the company that you will join. You should be able to convincingly justify how your engineering qualification will help.
- Opportunities and Rewards: You could also at this stage mention the opportunities that are opening up in organizations for management graduates. At this stage mentioning superior monetary rewards for management graduates may not be a bad idea.