What Do MBA Graduates Do At Work After Completion Of Their Course

An MBA in sales and marketing will be involved in the core sales process of the organisations and will be expected to connect with clients, generating value and revenue.

Even today many prefer to pursue a postgraduation in business administration. One popular reason for this is the plethora of opportunities that open up after completion of the program, along with the chance to move up the corporate ladder and the lucrative opportunities to earn.

One question that many ponder about is - What exactly do MBA graduates do at work after business school? MBA (Master of Business Administration) graduates take jobs in functional areas including marketing & sales, finance, operations and human resources. Some of them take roles in the general management area. During the initial months they get an opportunity to understand the culture of the organisation and also execute the tasks given to them by their reporting managers.

An MBA in sales and marketing will be involved in the core sales process of the organisations and will be expected to connect with clients, generating value and revenue. They will be responsible for end to end Business cycle management, right from engagement with the client to the signing of contracts. They will be responsible for new business development involving prospect development, understanding business and technology scenarios and needs, identifying opportunities, solution offerings and business cases to the client & involvement in preparation of proposals. They will also be responsible for relationship building and account management. The prime job role will be to manage sales with the sole focus of maximizing revenues in a timely, reliable and consistent basis.

An MBA Finance will be expected to supervise, track and evaluate day-to-day activities, establishing financial status by developing and implementing systems for collecting, analyzing, verifying and reporting information. They will also be expected to manage and oversee the daily operations of the accounting department, establish and maintain fiscal files and records to document transactions, coordinate and complete annual audits, avoid legal challenges by understanding current and proposed legislation; enforcing accounting regulations, recommending new procedures, coordinate with the Bank for letter of credit/bank guarantee. In some organisations MBA Finance also monitor day to day banking collection transactions, customer account reconciliation and provide suggestions to the management and team based on analyses.

An MBA in Human Resource management will be responsible for conducting joining formalities for new joiners, generating offer letters as per policy guidelines of the organisation, perform the task of data updating in the HR software platform, maintenance of MIS trackers, employee personnel file management, handle background verification and they will be expected to have the willingness to learn and take up additional responsibilities and work under pressure.

MBA in Operations will be responsible for maintaining IT services in collaboration with other IT teams and according to defined processes of the organisation. They will also be expected to manage IT incident management and IT Change Management processes.

In the present day many organisations are expecting MBA ops graduates to be well versed in mobile technologies. An MBA in operations are also expected to take on challenges in logistics, supply chain design and supply chain management. They are made to handle various strategic issues including determining project management methods and implementing the structure of information technology networks and other operational issues include inventory management, work-in-process levels, acquisition of raw materials, quality control, handling of materials and maintenance policies etc.

When taking a general management role, they are expected to be a generalist having the knowledge of all functional areas. They are expected to be problem solvers, solving management crises. They are given an initial orientation of all aspects of the organisation and are then given specific general management responsibilities.

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