The MBA application process, the stage where you have reached a final decision that it is going to be MBA for you, could be one of the most critical and important decisions of your life– at par with other decisive decisions you have made or are likely to make in the future.  An MBA is a heavy investment of time and money along with other valuable resources; with so much at stake the option of getting it right the next time simple does not arise. You have to hit it on the head the first time if you wish to achieve all your personal and professional objectives, the desire for whose attainment prompted you to opt for an MBA in the first place. This prestigious two year post graduate degree in management, which prepares you for managerial positions in the business world, is a highly prestigious scroll given it is achieved from a well-known business school.

Top level business schools have the infrastructure, academic excellence, faculty and placement cell to offer you an education tailored to meet the needs of the marketplace. Well-established business schools enjoy an impeccable reputation of developing market ready graduates capable of making meaningful contributions to their organizations from day one. MBA graduates of top level institutes as such are a prised asset and command a premium in the job market.

However, with so much at stake, MBA aspirants can be excused for being jittery. Students who are in the process of applying to business schools are likely to have a ton of queries, questions and concerns threatening to create a mental avalanche in their head. Questions of preparation (how to prepare for the entrance exams?), selectivity (which are the business schools should I apply to?), acceptability (will I be accepted?), affordability (can I afford for it?), location, etc are some the important questions that every MBA aspirant has to grapple with. Then there is the most important question of finding a business school that offers the right fit i.e. a management institute whose education, academic environment and teaching style closely matches your interest, attitude, skill sets and career goals among other things.

If you are interested in pursuing your post graduate degree in management from a good business school in Mumbai, then perhaps you should get hold of a list of B-Schools in Mumbai. This will give you a fair idea about the number of quality business management institutes in the city and where you need to start from. This is of utmost importance as with so many top- level business schools in Mumbai offering MBA in a variety of specialisation, the whole process can become a bit overwhelming. Armed with a list of quality management institutes, you could narrow down your search to those institutes whose academic environment and method of teaching, you believe will fit closely with your career goals and aspirations.

In the following paragraphs we shall look into some of the important factors that you need to pay close attention to before taking a final call. Taking into considerations these crucial criterions will help you immensely in successfully completing your MBA application process and find an institute that offers a magical match between a top quality MBA program and your career aspirations.

Why opt for MBA?

MBA as mentioned above is a highly in-demand post graduate professional degree in management with the potential for opening new vistas of career opportunities for you. You, however, would be committing a grave mistake as good salary package is your sole criteria for opting for an MBA degree. There is no point in seeking admission in a program you have little knowledge about apart from a faint notion that you are probably going to get a good salary package at the end of successful completion of the degree.

First and foremost you will find it extremely tough to crack tough MBA entrance examinations for lack of clarity of purpose and focus. Even if you manage to secure admission in a good business school, it is unlikely that you will be able to do justice to your talent which could be better utilised somewhere else. It is therefore important that you take into close consideration various factors and make a final decision based on consultations with your friends, teachers, family members, etc.