Advantages of Pursuing MBA after B.Tech

Many engineering graduates pursue an MBA after B.Tech to accelerate career growth and for several other career related benefits. An MBA degree after B.Tech helps bridging this skill-gap by inculcating soft skills, leadership skills, and decision-making abilities in the students. Companies prefer MBA at Post Graduation with a B.Tech degree when recruiting MBA graduates for following reasons

  1. MBA after B.Tech, this combination is one of the sought after combinations in the industry when it comes to hiring an MBA professional as B.Tech graduates with MBA are capable to handle both technical and managerial aspects of a profile.
  2. Graduates with both B.Tech and MBA have higher aptitude which acts as an added advantage over others during the hiring process.

Why Pursue MBA after Engineering?

  • B.Tech graduates are technically proficient with analytical and applied skills that are developed over the course of a professional program. 
  • A B.Tech program is a rigorous professional degree of four years in India which requires intensive and disciplined work and includes development of  practical skills through lab work, internships and live projects, and inter-disciplinary knowledge of sciences, technology and humanities. An MBA degree provides a platform to a B.Tech graduate to further develop inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary knowledge and skills of business management functions for example finance, operations, marketing, HR and entrepreneurial capabilities. Thus, a B.Tech graduate with an MBA degree has a complement of technical and managerial knowledge and skills which gives them an advantage over graduates without a B.Tech.
  • Companies driven by technology /operations/financial engineering/ innovation/consultancies  prefer B.Tech with MBA while recruiting MBAs.
  • MBA graduates with B.Tech are offered higher starting salaries based on their previous employment as B.Tech engineers which could also be as lateral entry as most premier MBA institutions in India prefer B.Tech with 1-2 years experience while recruiting them during admissions.
  • Many MBA graduates with B.Tech having 15 years work experience as engineers and hence, companies have to incur less costs and effort on boarding them. Some companies such as Satyam and Infosys prefer to re-recruit MBAs who have worked as IT professionals in their company prior to joining MBA program.

Also Read :- Top MBA Specializations to choose after B.Tech

B.Tech Graduates gain from an MBA Degree in Various Ways

  1. MBA is preferred by B.Tech graduates as a masters qualification as it broadens their choice of career. For example, A B.Tech graduate in Computer Engineering is restricted to IT companies or IT departments of companies. However, with an MBA, he/she can pursue a career in HR, Marketing, Operations, Finance and various other functional areas. One can also set up her own venture. 
  2. An MBA enhances the opportunities to climb the career ladder. Thus, many graduates with a B.Tech pursue an Executive MBA or an MDP to acquire the competencies for senior managerial positions. Many senior positions in government and public sector organizations also prefer to hire an MBA qualification. 
  3. In today’s economy powered by innovation and entrepreneurship, a B.Tech with an MBA is positioned with a competitive advantage as he/she possesses the technical and managerial capabilities required to compete.
  4. Other advantages of MBA for a B.Tech graduate are better career options, job profiles and great salary packages.

Written By:- Prof (Dr.) Rajat Gera, Faculty of Management Studies, MRIIRS