MBA Is Not About Money, Blazer, Arrogance by Krishna Kranthi is an excellent book which explains the value that an MBA adds to a student’s current knowledge, as well as the perspective hiring companies.
Kranthi begins the adventure through the prism of a newly registered student, Revant, who begins an intensive MBA program at S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research (SPJIMR) in Mumbai, India. The school is known for its superb faculty, alumni, industry connections and special programs in areas like entrepreneurialship.
Revant and his fellow classmates, Mahesh and Pravin, enter upon a new world on the SJIMR campus which has an area for wildlife, one for meditation, a temple and the Institute itself.
The author conveys the value of an SPJIMR education in preparing students to manage businesses at the highest level under adversity. The standard courses in costing, strategy, marketing and the decision sciences are taught alongside coursework about the intellect, guts and the role of intuition in complex business decisions. The overall theme behind the education is to become a net contributor to an organization or entrepreneurial startup.
At the end of the program, students do intensive interviewing with consulting firms and other parties who arrive on campus to hire graduates of the program. MBA Is Not About Money, Blazer, Arrogance is a very practical student resource written to remind students of why they pursue an MBA program.
Ultimately, the degree program teaches students about how to deliver significant value to perspective employers who hire them upon successful graduation from the program. The book is written in a simple belles letters conversational style. The presentation will be appreciated by a wide constituency of students interested in pursuing an MBA program.