Writing a paper for MBA can be quite challenging. You need to make sure everything in your paper looks perfect and makes complete logical sense to the reader. Most of the times, students are afraid to write their MBA thesis because this is their first time and they do not want to risk their degree. They keep delaying their paper because they do not know where to start. The sad part is that they do not realize delaying will only worsen the situation. The more they delay their paper, the less time they have to complete it. While in the end they rush with their paper and come up with an average looking thesis full of mistakes and formatting errors. The best thing you need to do if you are an MBA student is to start as early as you can. The first thing you should decide about your paper is the division of the subject so that you can choose an appropriate topic.
The best way to divide your subject is to draw a diagram or a flow chart listing all the possible areas under your subject. If you are doing master’s in business studies then you need to divide your subject into relevant categories like marketing, finance, accounting, production etc. when you look at each category you need to see which one you are most comfortable writing. You need to pick the area in which you have enough knowledge and interest. This will help you reduce your efforts for the topic selection is you will have narrow options
After you select your area you need to research the internet and all the published material under this area to find a potential gap. This is also known as the literature review. You need to find out relevant published material on this subject and critically analyze it. You should list down both the strengths and weaknesses in this literature and give reasons to why they do not provide sufficient information and how you can do it better. When you find your potential gap, you need to make a list of possible topics.
You should rely on brainstorming to find fresh topic ideas that you will use in your paper. It is important to remember that the brainstorming process needs complete attention and concentration. You cannot brainstorm while sitting in front of the television or listening to music.