Does a Business Degree make an individual a good manager
However recently, many companies has stopped this trend. for instances, few MNCs hired BA, B.Com from Mumbai's few colleges @ 8 to 10 Lakhs package per annum. Reason, they found that graduate has learnability, they perform better than an MBA
It is true too. During my HR tenure, I have come across situation where MBAs are lacking in practical skills, while hiring for my team, I interviewed at least 35 MBAs and found only 4 of them finally suitable and I selected one. They had no notion how to handle HR function.
Recently Australia's leading HR magazine also confirmed the same.
"Alec Bashinsky, Deloitte’s national partner of people and performance, alluded to similar concerns when he spoke to Human Capital in December last year. He noted that a lot of younger HR graduates and young, upcoming managers in the last 10 years have not had any experience in industrial relations because of the country’s climate.
“In the new government setup, they’re going to be forced to deal with unions [and] many of them don’t have the skillet,” he said."
So finally, does a Business degree really make a person manager?
Professionally and personally, I disagree to this. It is a human trait. It depend how one has leadership quality, problem solving ability, skills and aptitude for the job. One can pass any degree by reading notes and all but the final thing is practically applying those things.
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About author: Govind
Govind is an experienced human resources professional with 10+ years experience in Human Resources fucntion, advisor in start ups and in depth experience in education and career management. He has deep understanding of education system in India as well as global, about online, open and distance education system. He is also a chief advisor and in the panel expert with Shiksha.com. He is HR and career blogger by passion .