I am Murthy from Chennai. I am a Mechanical Engineer with 8 years of work experience in assessing the automobile materials hazardous compliance. My field is very narrow and esp. in India it has got very limited opportunities. I would like to switch over my career to Finance by doing MBA. I am preparing for GMAT. Some of my friends told that, switching career after 8 years is difficult even if one does MBA. Is it correct? Does MBA not open gates for shifting of my career? Please advice.
Many thanks in advance.
What opportunities are available to you will depend largely on what program you get into, but doing a full-time MBA program after 8 years does allow people to switch careers. I entered Kellogg after 8 years working in accounting and consulting, and got an internship and full-time job in marketing. Many of my classmates also have 8+ years experience and have successfully switched careers. So it is possible.