MBA in India vs. Abroad vs MS vs Job

    Updated on: 06 Sep 2023 10 min read

    ‘To be, or not to be, that is the question.’ Oh, Hamlet! Choosing between life and death – if only you would have been alive today, we would have told you that the concern you were faced with was so primitive in nature, so uncomplicated and honestly, rather rhetoric. Try asking 21st-century students because the question now is ‘To do an M.B.A. in India or abroad or to do an M.S. or to get a job.’ Now that’s a real dilemma!

    The available and preferred courses of action for Indian undergraduates vary, with the market ups and downs, industrial trends and fads, social media uprising, and lately, unprecedented Prime Ministerial schemes. But getting an M.B.A. and an M.S. remain top contenders nonetheless. Selecting between the two is no easy feat because your life literally depends on this choice; so here’s a little information on the pros and cons of the two programs to help you make the better choice.

    Continue Reading

    When To Get a Job?

    You know that phase where you don’t know if your relationship has reached that level where it is ready for the next step, when you think you don’t know your partner well enough and need more time to discover each other or when you just don’t think you are financially stable enough? Well, if you are actually in this phase, the way to assist your period of discovery is to get a job.

    For some people, financial conditions are not conducive for higher education and responsibilities need urgent attention – if you fall into this category, getting a job should be your plan of action to provide the required support. Once things stabilize, there always remains the option of going back and getting a masters. Some indeed take up a job with intentions to continue their education later. If you belong to the relatively small section of people who have found their dream job that also pays a decent salary, you should definitely not let that opportunity go.

    One very important thing to keep in mind is that a lot of decisions are often based on perceptions instead of any real exposure to the concerned field of work. So, rather than jumping to conclusions and deciding to switch your field, getting a job will help you broaden your horizon as most undergraduate education is focussed more on theoretical aspects rather than practical context. A job gives a fair idea about what is life you can expect in your particular field and whether or not you want that life. Having said this, there is a certain level of complacency that creeps in when you start to work and it gets difficult to then move out of your work cycle. This is why a lot of people who decide to pursue higher education after a short stint at a job never end up doing so.

    If you are an MBA aspirant, then check out this video below Abhyudai Shankar, Rotman alumnus, talks about he secured admission in Rotman School of Management.

    How Can GyanDhan Help You With MBA and MS Admissions?

    If navigating through the MBA and MS admissions still happens to be an overwhelming process for you, how about getting in touch with us? Avail our admission counselling services for MS and MBA to get assistance in selecting the right course and college combination, test preparation, SOP review, visa counselling, accommodation services, forex transactions, and so on, at affordable prices! Contact GyanDhan and get expert admission counseling at highly discounted rates! 

    Need Education Loans for MS and MBA?

    Get affordable education loan deals through GyanDhan for MS/MBA courses abroad. We have tied up with major banks and NBFCs like SBI, BoB, Axis, Avanse, Incred, Prodigy Finance, and many more. If you need an education loan for MS and MBA, request a call back here.

Written by Ankit Mehra

Ankit is the co-founder and CEO of GyanDhan. An IITK / IESE alum who previously worked at Capital One / Credit Suisse, his aim is to equalize and expand access to higher education. His interests include playing football (soccer), and basketball, trading/investing the limited money that he still has, and discussions on economics / politics.

Photo aman jain
Reviewed by Aman Jain

Aman Jain graduated from IIT Kanpur, and currently functions as the CMO at GyanDhan. He is deeply passionate about creating equality in higher education and has directly interacted with 2 Lakh students in his 8-year-long journey.

Specializes in:
Education loan , Study Abroad Admissions

Gd icon
GyanDhan is India's first education financing marketplace.

Kickstart Your Study Abroad Journey with our FREE counseling
Kickstart Your Journey Abroad

Help our experts understand you better by filling our 2-Minute Form,
to find the right education loan

Get instant loan offer suitable to your profile !

Upcoming Events

Everything About Unsecured Loans to Study Abroad

  Fri, December 08, 2023    18:00 IST

Live Q&A with University of Texas Student

  Sat, December 09, 2023    20:00 IST

Ask Anything: Insights from Indian Students in the US

  Mon, December 11, 2023    20:00 IST

Looking For Help in Foreign Education Loan? Arrange a Call From an Expert:

Enter Mobile no. Without Any Prefix.
By entering my phone number here, I hereby authorize GyanDhan to contact me through call, message or WhatsApp. \ It will override my registry on the NCPR/NDNC

Help our experts understand you better by filling our 2-Minute Form,
to find the right education loan

Get instant loan offer suitable to your profile !