Do MBA’s love what they’re doing?

I’ve always wondered about this.

Why do people go into management? Is it because they love what they’re doing? How do you even grow to love management?

According to Wikipedia, “business administration” teaches you to become good at various areas of running a business organizing, planning, staffing, directing, controlling and budgeting.

How do you grow to love any of this?

I [extremely] rarely heard in the short time I spent in business school about people loving what they do.

I did meet students curious to learn about business, but very few really passionate people about leading a business in the first place.

It’s hard to find people who totally love what they do. But in the business school it’s way more harder to find those people.

Note – I’m mentally comparing the scenarios from my time at engineering school to the business one, and there would be students who loved building and optimizing stuff in the industrial engineering department but never really found that kind of passion in the students in the business school.

Is the prerequisite for studying management of 2 years of experience in the workforce even help to love management?

I’m coming to the realization that experience is it’s far from a valid assumption.

This post has a lot of unanswered questions.

There are two things I’m curious to understand –

1. What motivates people to go into MBA and 2. How do you make people passionate about management in the first place especially when viewed independent from the domain.

More to come later.

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