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T_N_D

Joined: 07 Jan 2012
Posts: 13
MBA & MA
Mon Feb 27, 2012 02:40 AM
What is the main different between those degree ?

For example : My interest is in Marketing and there is an MA specialized in marketing. Is that practical in coorporate business ?

thank you
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ezra

Joined: 27 Jul 2011
Posts: 663
MBA & MA
Fri Mar 16, 2012 02:11 PM
Where to start?

They're two different degrees. an MA, or a Masters in Management, is a more academic degree. It's aimed at younger students, with no or little experience. Many students go into a masters program directly from undergrad, in preparation for a PhD or other academic work.

An MBA is geared for professionals who have some practical experience. It's a more practical, hands-on degree, where students can put their work experience into an academic framework.

As such, the return on investment for an MBA program is generally much higher than that for an MA.

As to your question, it all depends. an MA specialized in marketing may well be practical in a corporate setting, but an MBA will be the more valuable degree in the long run.
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Duncan

Joined: 18 Apr 2011
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Fri Mar 16, 2012 04:22 PM
What Ezra writes is true *generally*, as he says. An MA or MSc from a top school will often have better outcomes than an MBA from an unranked school.
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