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Date: 16 Mar 2016   Posted By: Ammu     Group: Career Guidance    Category: HR Jobs   

I am doing my B.E Computer Science and my dream is to work as an HR person. Is it a right qualification to do B.E and MBA because people say it is a cross-major and there is no scope for this combination of HR qualification in companies.

Eager to take up a career in HR? Know with expert guidance what are the right qualifications to do so.

Author: Vinay Jain    16 Mar 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 4  (Rs 4)    Voting Score: 0

I can throw some light on this topic. To answer your question straight, there is no issue if you do MBA in HR after completing your B.E in Computer Science. Because, in management you need to have overall knowledge of different fields and need to have overall business perspective, irrespective of whether you work in the area of HR or Marketing or Finance. For you I have following suggestions -

1. Go for MBA, absolutely no issues- just take this out of your mind that it is a cross major or something like that.

2. Do specialize in HR and one more major - like Marketing or Finance etc. Colleges offer dual specializations such as HR+Marketing, HR+Finance. That ways you will be able to pursue what you want and also gain one more specialization.

3. During your MBA, may be you change your mind and decide that you like Marketing or Finance more than HR

4. Specialization is decided in the second year. First year is common for all students, so don't think about it at this stage.

5. At this stage, you need to prepare for CAT exams which are used for admission to top colleges.

6. XLRI is the best B school for HR, but even other institutes such as IIM, MDI, SPJain are good.

Author: Kailash Kumar    16 Mar 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

In my opinion the author should not be too obsessive with the abbreviations of his degree program i.e. B.E Computer Science. It is simply a graduation degree which makes one eligible for submitting application for CAT and such other competitive entrance examinations for admission in management program. Having computer science background helps in understanding management subjects in a different perspective. Nowadays IT has penetrated management to such an extent that management without IT/computer backing appears hollow. However it should be noted that only better management program are going to help. Any MBA from any institute will be of no use.

Author: Ramachandran Pattabiraman    17 Mar 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

My view is your interest of doing MBA in HR is just waste of money as to you as your basic qualification itself a great thing to accomplish many things in that line. If you are really interested in MBA HR, you would have select some Arts/commerce graduation as the time and brain spent on your Computer Science BE should not go waste both to you as well your parents. Now there are so many openings to develop more things in Computer applications. Go ahead and lead a successful life.

Author: Purna Prasad Sharma    17 Mar 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 2  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

Since begining if you have been thinking to be a HR then you should not have to do your graduation in Computer science engineering becsuse it is waste of time and money,it's take 4 years duration which obviously need more money compare to any other academic graduation.

But yes you can be a HR after doing MBA in HR but i suggest you to join those company who deals in the similar line as the qualification you have.There shall be a better chance and scope for growth and development of you career.

Author: Mahesh    17 Mar 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Human resource department requires excellent communication skills and people management skills. These two if properly managed then you can easily get this job.

Education wise there is no such requirement on which degree to take. Most of the HR leads are often commerce or Arts graduate. In your case you being overqualified for this position. You should have no problem with being an HR personnel.

All you have to do is pick up the job in specific domain. Let's say you want to be a recruiter. You can apply to the specific companies and from there you can learn skill on how to manage people and how to be a better recruiter HR personnel.

You may also have to improve your skills to get into the process head. And maybe into the business development manager and the backend HR process. This should be more than enough to get you started.

Author: Juana    17 Mar 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 10  (Rs 10)    Voting Score: 0

My first advice to you is to follow your heart. If you want to work as an HR executive, despite studying engineering there's nothing wrong with it. Ignore detractors who tell you otherwise. At the end of the day it is you that matters. If something gives you satisfaction, go ahead and do it. A job is something you will be doing till you finally choose to retire. It better be something that you want to do for the next 30 plus days of your life.

To land a good job as an HR executive in a good company you will need an MBA degree in HR. My next advice is to get some work experience before you go apply for an MBA course. Institutes offering MBA courses, which are recognized in the industry as being good, prefer students who have work experience behind them. Only mediocre institutes consider aspirants without work experience for a management programme. You must aim for 3-5 years work experience before thinking of an MBA course. Note, you may be able to do a management course immediately after completing your B.E, but these will not be the better colleges.

The average age of management students is somewhere in mid-thirties. If you plan to do an MBA you need to begin preparation for the entrance exams. There are quite a few exams that you can appear for, scores of which are valid for management programmes. These are –

• FMS etc

The GMAT and CAT are widely accepted in Indian institutes. If you choose to study abroad then GMAT is what you should aspire for. Look for a score of 740 and above for admission in the top notch universities. Meanwhile, get some work experience and hone your communication skills.

I also want to add that HRs do not take home much in terms of salary, pay hikes and bonuses, because they do not have direct impact on productivity. Employees who produce results are better recognized. HR executives have only long term impact on productivity that too indirectly, which often goes unnoticed.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha    18 Mar 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 5  (Rs 5)    Voting Score: 0

In case, you do have a proper planning, have fascination to interact with the people and encourage the personnel so as to mould their traits suitably, such as the stream - the Personnel - management the same would be an ideal choice.
Since you are doing Compute - engineering at the present moment and hence I can safely assume that the some of modules like SAP, Oracle, Java would be helpful to mitigate the losses of operational times in an Industry. In your able leadership, the work - personnel attached to the Industry where you would be putting effort to maximise the production would be immensely benifited. Success depends upon your positive approach and at each stage of your career, you have to be little bit innovative.
However, you should choose some leading Institution for completion of your MBA degree preferably IIM or XLRI. In course of Campus - placement, you have to ensure your Employer that you would help in establishing a healthy climate in the industry and the work - force would gear up themselves to give consistent performance under your able leadership. You must have excellent - communicational - skill apart from injecting motivation to the existing employees of the factory where you are rendering your service. Selection - process comprises several round of interview and in each stage, you would be tested for numerous crititical parameters such as your patience, the way how you initiate talk and after all your ability to convince peers and boss to achieve the targeted result. Follow your conscience to get best result.

Author: sathish chandrasekaran    06 Apr 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

I am HR. I did engineering in electronics and communication and worked for satyam computers and then did MBA and now working with TVS Motor company. B.E with MBA is the powerful combination that job markets are looking for when I joined. Now it is common to find these cross combos. Don't worry about the opportunities, there is always one if you have skills in you.
My only suggestion is that are you not keen in continuing in engineering field? What drives you towards MBA? If you are passionate about MBA then you please go ahead and take CAT and MAT exams and join a reputed B-school. I honestly don't see any problem in you planning to do MBA after BE.
Remember just this: In interviews you will be asked why you changed your career from engineering to HR. Were you not good as engineer?

Prepare answers for this and then you can certainly go ahead.

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