My college (Guru Nanak Engineering College) also offers a degree in MBA (Master of Business Administration). First of all, let’s see what wikipedia has to say about the MBA degree:
Master of Business Administration (MBA) is a master’s degree in business administration. Originally designed to provide engineers with management skills, today’s MBA draws applicants from a range of disciplines.
An MBA is considered a professional Master’s degree as well as a traditional or academic Master’s degree. However, completion of a professional MBA does not usually result in admission to a Ph.D. (program for research-oriented engagements) although it could be helpful. Schools that offer the MBA are usually known as either management or business schools.
Having highlighted the part about imparting management skills to engineers, I’d like to say how appropriate it is that a college like mine is able to impart these mangament skills to us budding young engineers. I mean, their management of our first academic year of engineering has been nothing short of fascinating. Let’s take a look at some highlights:
- We spent close to a month and a half in required and totally necessary leisure, while the college spent that time looking for the perrrrfect lecturers to replace the ones who left.
- Our portion is not going to get completed in time, and our Drawing lecturer proudly announces “See, for your final exam syllabus, you will have only… everything that is specified in your JNTU syllabus book. Whether we completed our portion or not, you will have the same paper as everyone else with the whole portion”
- Special classes are being arranged every Sunday, Saturday, public holidy, and every other day possible.
- Our 5th and 6th online internals (descriptive and online respectively) will both begin on May 1st, and 2 exams will be conducted each day. No amount of foresight could have made anyone realize that time was slipping out for us to have our exams on time and conducted in a proper manner rather than just shoving them all together down our throats.
*sigh*… life in this college is just perfect. Other highlights include getting called up at our homes if we don’t go to college even for a single day, and having to meet with the H.O.D or the principal and tell him why we didn’t come the next day… even if we already called up someone and took permission. But this is how school is, right?
Oh wait, right, I almost forgot… I’m supposed to be in a college which is training us to be professionals, not a school, aren’t I? …hmm…