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# Requesting Advice on the effect of mba major on career

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15 Oct 2010, 06:22
I dont know this exactly but i was hoping some experts might answer.
I have 2 questions

1.If i am looking to get into a business, people & client management along with well paying role rather than a boxed out for the rest of your life (back office role), is it imperative that i need to be in a sales or consulting role?

1.Post Mba, i am thinking that i could perform well in terms of career progression as a Manager in the Analysis & Data Management section of a bank but i am not sure if it makes me happy if i am boxed out again with geeky stuff. What to do?

kidding, I could invent a new spaceship and get over with nitpicky stuff like this.

2.Will a student who picked Entrepreneurship as the primary major, then did GM,Finance alongside be at a disadvantage when he is compared to another student who picked GM or Finance as MBA major, when it comes to recruting say for a business management(GM) role in say a Bank(JPM) or Corporate Office(Accenture)?
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15 Oct 2010, 06:42
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The specializations are a little bit of a joke in many cases - you display your competency beyond that. I forget, but I think I have specializations in Financial Instruments & Markets (which I truly did specialize in) and then could pick from Corporate Finance (kind of an accident, but arguably true) and Law & Business (frankly ridiculous).

If you have a bit of diversity across them it helps to tailor your resume, but mostly people want to see what you know, as opposed to what a specialization suggests you know. You can achieve specializations very easily or with taking really difficult classes, and that matters.
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15 Oct 2010, 06:54
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3underscore wrote:
The specializations are a little bit of a joke in many cases - you display your competency beyond that. I forget, but I think I have specializations in Financial Instruments & Markets (which I truly did specialize in) and then could pick from Corporate Finance (kind of an accident, but arguably true) and Law & Business (frankly ridiculous).

If you have a bit of diversity across then it helps to tailor your resume, but mostly people want to see what you know, as opposed to what a specialization suggests you know. You can achieve specializations very easily or with taking really difficult classes, and that matters.

Financial Instruments and Markets, sounds like IB mixed with jason .

Did X,Y and Z, wow what does this guy really know well for me to pay bling, X, Y or Z.?
It might be harder to convince.
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16 Oct 2010, 00:23
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On the banking side, you would prefer to be in a business management role rather than a more primary function like a trading desk or a M&A team ?
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16 Oct 2010, 01:25
Kudos for both,
shrouded1 wrote:
On the banking side, you would prefer to be in a business management role rather than a more primary function like a trading desk or a M&A team ?

I have a question do u mean to say a person having Enng, IT background will be allowed to join as a Business Dev Manager in a bank?( i mean wouldn`t the recruiter think this guy has no banking experience how the heck will he develop the business as a manager. OR i suppose u mean business development manager from a technology perspective, like a manager in IT section of a bank.)

Are the careers Sales & Trading or M&A really boring, laborious, scarce and hard to get it?
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28 Oct 2010, 09:48
Kudos indeed!
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