Those two words above in the title, seem quite absurd for some isn’t it? As opposed to that,
it may seem perfectly fine to some others. Well it’s one of the most spoken-about things. So
let’s get to it.
Engineers. The gadget makers. The world shakers. The path breakers. Realize innovation and
Over the years, engineering is becoming a profession that the society has come to idealize.
The engineers are complementary to each and every other profession in the world. Even
the hospital requires a biomedical engineer. Even the steel plant requires a mechanical or
production engineer. So engineers have woven themselves into the fabric of the world in such
an interleaved manner that even if one thread comes off, the fabric gradually falls apart.
MBAs. The managers. The organizers. The planners.
MBA graduates are high on managing skills and working with a strategy. Anywhere and
everywhere, strategists play a key role in the company’s efficient functioning and keep
the profits minting. These managers handle the resources in a manner that yields optimum
Now having stated the facts about Engineers and MBAs, imagine what would happen if they
were to combine?
Pure awesomeness! Just think, we have someone who knows how to design a given product
as well as to market it to the masses and manage its profits. That’d be the best individual the
industry would crave! So an MBA after engineering adds a huge amount of advantages to
an engineer. I don’t understand why people give a frowned look when an engineer expresses
his desire to become an MBA graduate. “Why did you come into engineering then? You
should have taken commerce!” is what the oft-quoted reply is. It’s necessary to understand
that combining engineering and management skills gives you a special advantage over those
who are just engineers or those who have done MBA after doing commerce. It paves a path to
So if you’re keen on waking up the strategist deep inside you, go for an MBA!
Fourth Year, Computer Engineering
D. J. Sanghvi College Of Engineering