Should I do MBA in India or Abroad?

Crackverbal Jun 24, 2019
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Before deciding to pursue an MBA from India or abroad, you need to be clear about your career aspirations. There’s no point getting into an MBA program that doesn’t offer the specialization you want for a career. Reflect carefully on where you see yourself in a few years after MBA and apply to B-Schools accordingly.

Road Ahead

If you see yourself working overseas, whether at a higher level or otherwise, it makes sense to do your MBA abroad.

But if you can't imagine leaving the comforts of staying with your family, then maybe you should just get your MBA in India itself.

Advantages of doing an MBA in India

  1. Less Expensive: Doing an MBA within India is going to work out cheaper than doing an MBA abroad.
  2. No Visa Issues: You don’t have to worry about post-study Visas.
  3. Familiar Network and Culture: It’s easier to thrive in a familiar culture where you already have an existing network of friends and family.

Advantages of doing an MBA abroad

  • Global Exposure: Studying abroad will inevitably mean exposure to various cultures and learning methods.
  • Better Pedagogy: The process of learning is significantly more interactive and experiential than in India, which gives students a global outlook.
  • Learning Opportunities: Doing an MBA from abroad helps in learning new skills and methods, which are accepted globally.
Placements after MBA depend purely on your skill sets and ability to get the job! In India, getting the job depends on your ability to crack the interview.

MBA colleges abroad don’t have the concept of placements. Getting a job abroad after an MBA happens through job fairs and your alumni network.
If you are from one of the top B-schools, your chances of getting a job increases drastically, purely based on your strong alumni network across prime companies.

So my recommendation would be to focus on getting into an MBA program which has a good brand name in order to maximize your chances of getting a job.
We have only listed a few advantages of pursuing MBA in India vs MBA in abroad.

For more details, you could check out the in-depth analysis of whether to do an MBA in India or abroad.