Doing an MBA is also important because an engineer today is the primary manager of change within the organisation who implements new practices and technology.
An MBA will make you the perfect candidate for the role of a group leader. As a group leader, you will lead a small technical group and work under minimal supervision. You will be required to provide guidance, set expectations, clarify responsibilities, and provide feedback for project team members in accomplishing tasks and goals.
You will participate as a key contributor and assign work to meet group commitments. You will contribute to the solution of complex technical problems, by providing resources, removing barriers and ensuring application of common approaches. You will demonstrate depth of knowledge of engineering discipline and leverages expertise on projects.
Growing further to the role of an assistant manager, manager and so on, you may eventually reach the top management level!
The author is Executive Editor at EFY.