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How can I manage my cse btech course as well as preparations for MBA ?

I'm currently a btech 1st yr student and wish to explore management as well as programming areas.....how do I manage myself to extract out the best possible methods to gain edge at future competitions ? 

Mohit Patil
Mohit Patil • Feb 28, 2019

Preparation for both is easy if you put extra hours in preparation and work in disciplined manner. If I was in your place, I would dedicate one hour daily to programming and MBA preparation. Start with a popular programming language like Java and aim for certification. MBA studies need you to be good with Aptitude, Logical Reasoning and English. These can be developed over the course of next 4 years. All the best!

Thanks @Mohit Patil sir......I'm trying to explore my interest in programming as well as management through all kinds of experience my clg offers me as well as other relevant sources.....but is it so that being a btech student I will have to study commerce or BBA syallbus to gain edge at MBA ? 

Mohit Patil
Mohit Patil • Mar 1, 2019

You are welcome. Very good to know that you are aware of and working on the need to start early. Don't think much about what to choose after BE. Score well in engineering because it will be life saver. Aim to get 60% and above throughout engineering. 

MBA has marketing, finance, systems etc. your studies will depend upon what major you opt for. It's too early to worry about it. Enjoy your engineering life. These days won't be back ever. Enjoy to fullest but keep your studies on track. 

Extra curricular activities have always been with me hand to hand be it badminton , basketball ,singing ,public speaking and we do enjoy at the most sir......but I think I should give my entire 2nd year to just exploring where my interest lies and then move for further preps from 3rd yr......will this be a good approach ?

DM update
DM update • Mar 5, 2019

I was at your place when i was doing B etch from CGC Landran (https://www.cgc.edu.in/). I had join coaching classes after my college, My college used to finish at 4.35 and after that i used to attend 4 hr MBA Entrance Coaching till 9PM. This is how i have managed both my students and coaching. Initial you will feel suffocated with studies but after some time you will be habitual for this routine.  

Anoop Mathew
Anoop Mathew • Jun 7, 2019

Most important for getting into MBA (into a Premier Institute) and also getting placed after MBA is to have Content Knowledge. The aptitude, logical reasoning and English language skills are important. But without gaining knowledge of the content and the context related to any topic, one can't be a good MBA grad. Inculcating a strong habit of reading the News and specially focusing on Market Trends is highly important. Start from a very early stage so that gaining content doesn't get cumbersome in the last minute. Most interviews revolve around GDs (Group Discussions) through which a candidate is properly scrutinized for their knowledge and how they tackle / counter each question. Also, at work, an MBA grad is expected to have deep understanding at times and counter from a Business ROI (Return-On-Investment) perspective.

Systems, Finance, Marketing, Communication, Analytics, etc - be it any stream you select or even if you go for a dual stream, your knowledge is what matters to get selected. Remember that an MBA grad often manages Engineers. So, one's knowledge as an MBA in terms of technical as well as business front is expected to be rich or atleast relatively better.



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