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usmankamil
Joined: 20 Jul 2006
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MA/Msc vs MBA
Fri Jul 21, 2006 12:06 PM
this might sound pretty naive, but could i get comments on say acquiring an MA/Msc in management instead of MBA oweing to the high cost of an MBA? I mean what would be the major drawback for not doing an MBA?
Thanks!
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Marsha

Joined: 01 Jan 2006
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Sat Jul 22, 2006 09:27 AM
An MA or MSc in business will not be as marketable in the business world as an MBA degree. The MBA is usually much more competetitive. It is more difficult to get into the top schools to do an MBA and the curriculum will be more rigorous in most cases. Many do an MBA after having completed an MSc. I think the "MBA" will open much more doors than any other graduate degree.
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usmankamil
Joined: 20 Jul 2006
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Mon Jul 24, 2006 06:15 AM
For comparision, how would an MA/Msc from a nice business school e.g Bradford compare with an MBA from say Luton,Reading Middlesex etc? Thx!
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disconnect8teen
Joined: 12 Jul 2006
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Wed Jul 26, 2006 12:15 PM

How about an MSC/MA in the management field from Edinburgh.....than an MBA from Reading, middlesex, essex, cardiff etc.
Please give some inputs.
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asdc
Joined: 09 May 2005
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Thu Jul 27, 2006 08:02 AM
Why would you do two pg degrees? I think you risk being 'overqualified', no?
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disconnect8teen
Joined: 12 Jul 2006
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Thu Jul 27, 2006 09:26 AM

oooo....u got me wrong....wat I meant was....Instead of doing MBA from Reading, Cardiff, Essex, Lincoln, Middlesex etc etc....is it not beetr to do an MSC in the magement field from University of Edinburgh or Cass Business School(City University).
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asdc
Joined: 09 May 2005
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Fri Jul 28, 2006 08:02 AM
Ok, I see. I am afraid I cannot really contribute anything regarding these schools. Anyone else?
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RLC
Joined: 05 Nov 2006
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Mon Nov 06, 2006 11:41 AM
Reconsider the MBA option? We are extremely competitive in terms of price. We are offering a one year University of Wales MBA at 6900. For more information have a look at our webpage.
www.rayatlondoncollege.co.uk/index.html

[Edited by RLC on 06 Nov 2006]

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Martin_82
Joined: 16 Feb 2008
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Sun Feb 17, 2008 03:23 PM
To refresh that thread:
I am from Germany, graduated engineer, aged 25 (work experience 6 months now). I have an offer for a MSc in Management in UK.
It was my second choice. Primary I want to study the MBA. Therefor I need more work experience at all.
So, what is the best choice I can do? I have read that a MBA is more respectable than a MSc right? Its just so confusing.

Any advice?
Best regards from Germany
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lukeh
Joined: 24 Oct 2007
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Sun Feb 17, 2008 09:57 PM
Hi Martin,

Typically the MSc emphases management in all its forms, while the MBA is more concerned with business strategy. The former is an academic degree, and therefore more theoretical, the latter is more professionally oriented. An MBA includes certain specialisations, while an MSc is more general. Neither one prevents entry into either academia or the professional world, however, but am MBA tends to be better recognised in the business world.
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Martin_82
Joined: 16 Feb 2008
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Tue Mar 25, 2008 08:27 AM
Hi,

sorry for the delay answering to you.
Thanks. Well, to study the MBA I have to work 2-3 years. In my opinion I will never want to study after I get started working. Excepting I have my own business. Well, I have 6 months now until the Programme is starting. Enoiugh time to think about it.

But I have still one question. Is here anybody who hast studied a MSc in Management?

best regards from germany
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fran
Joined: 06 Nov 2009
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Sat Nov 07, 2009 03:58 AM
This is not true. Some facts:
-M.Sc. is more rigorous than MBA
-Student in M.Sc/Phd can be a teaching assistant (TA) in MBA classes. (Never seen student in MBA is a TA in M.Sc/Phd class.)
-We have excess supply of MBA, but shortage of M.Sc. This information can be found in AACSB.
-more, plz do ur own research

An MA or MSc in business will not be as marketable in the business world as an MBA degree. The MBA is usually much more competetitive. It is more difficult to get into the top schools to do an MBA and the curriculum will be more rigorous in most cases. Many do an MBA after having completed an MSc. I think the "MBA" will open much more doors than any other graduate degree.
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aragorn123
Joined: 14 Jun 2009
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Mon Dec 14, 2009 09:20 AM
MBA is better than only MSc Management!

Other specialized MSc Qualifications (e.g. Information Systems/EBusiness) could be more rigorous and intensive than MBA.

It also depends on the reputation of the University!

For Example, Master's degree from LSE could be in more demand than most of the MBAs!
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fre3ze

Joined: 22 Nov 2009
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Mon Dec 21, 2009 03:29 AM
People often do an MSc because it does not require any prior work experience like an MBA.

Another reason for doing an MSc is because it is the first step towards doing a PHD and people who do a PHD would often like to undertake a career in research or teaching.

However, when it comes to job prospects, an MBA from a reputable university would hold more weightage than an MSc from a reputable university. As someone mentioned above an MBA curriculum is much more practical than an MSc.

But has anyone considered doing an MIB (Masters in International Business) which is a compressed version of an MBA i.e. its equally practical and dosen't require prior work experience ?

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robull34h
Joined: 15 Jan 2010
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Sat Jan 16, 2010 07:56 AM
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[Edited by robull34h on 17 Jan 2010]

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Naved Farooqui

Joined: 10 Jan 2010
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Mon Jan 18, 2010 07:43 AM
I am totally agreed with above conversation and statements

But on other option MSc is not bad if you have less work ex.

But seriously MSC much more tuff and expensive almost equally like MBA and admission process is VERY VERY HARD

IF you are going for MSc from Reading Said ,Jaudge,Edinburgh,LSE,LBS, Manchester,Ashridge
and it really have a worth
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Zaid
Joined: 24 Feb 2010
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Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:12 AM
am currently studying Msc in Management in Stirling Univ. and honestly we and the MBA students share about 80% of our modules...so i dont really beleive that the 2 extra modules they take will make them more practical or deeper into bussiness world than us...simply universities created such option btw MBA and MSC JUST FOR MONEY $$$ LOOL....so just they can attract more students from all financial levels :S poor and rich ! and one last thing ! Whether u have an Msc in management or an MBA...LUCK is everything...so dont panic about these two...just go ahead and choose the one that u can afford and start as early as possible...cheeeeeers
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nikhilsharma2411
Joined: 24 Feb 2010
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Thu Feb 25, 2010 03:56 AM
Hiii, Can any1 help me out?? I am a 24 yr old professional with arnd 18 months workexp. I have done BE as my undergrads.
I have d followin offers:
1. MSc Management, Cass
2. MBus. Global Business Analysis, Manchester
3. MBM, Strathclyde
m also expectin an offer frm Warwick fr MSc Management

Q. Which one out f these is d best option fr me?
Q. Does MSc Management hold a good value, is it worth investing time & money? because a frnd frm Uk is tellin me tht MSc management wouldnt help me land up a job, I need to go fr specialst programs..
Q. I hav also heard tht in UK thers a lot f tax(arnd 40%), coupled with high living costs, so one is nt able to save up much workin ther.. is this true?
Kindly clear the air over these issues...

[Edited by nikhilsharma2411 on 25 Feb 2010]

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aki0010
Joined: 23 Mar 2010
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Wed Mar 24, 2010 08:45 AM
Hi I am a undergraduate with no work experience I would like to know if a MBA from Cardiff University is better than MSc Finance from Warwick or Manchester University?

also the job prospectus after a cardiff mba?

please comment
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acidtest
Joined: 22 Jul 2010
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Fri Jul 23, 2010 08:22 AM
hello everyone...

I just got a definitive offer from IE for their Masters in International Management (sep intake).
Am really confused here as to how good or bad is it against an MBA,since i applied at IE for the IMBA course.
They suggested i take MIM since am 24 and have only 3 years work ex..

Please help me be sure....
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Vale
Joined: 07 Apr 2011
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Fri Apr 08, 2011 06:06 AM
I find the same thing. MBA and Msc have almost the same modules. It is just a money making business for the universities.
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mazumder
Joined: 30 Sep 2011
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Sat Oct 01, 2011 04:51 AM
hey can any1 pls help me. i am a finance student in india. i dont have any work experience. i want to pursue my higher education in uk.
i want to work in london for couple of years and then will return to india to takeover family business. i am confused between msc in management and mba. is both the course same? will
msc management from either imperial college london or warwick etc be better than cardiff mba. more than degree value i want the depth of curriculum.
and also in many cases the course subjects are same for mba and msc management but is the detailed content of the subjects also same?
do i have to do mba again after msc management?
pls help me out.............
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Duncan

Joined: 18 Apr 2011
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Sat Oct 01, 2011 07:36 AM
The MSc from Imperial will be better than the Cardiff MBA. Only accredited MBAs, which require work experience, will be taken seriously. The accredited MSc graduates earn more than MBAs from unaccredited MBAs.
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mazumder
Joined: 30 Sep 2011
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Sat Oct 01, 2011 05:39 PM
thnx a lot sir.......
can u tell me whether the knowledge given at msc management is same as mba??????
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Duncan

Joined: 18 Apr 2011
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Sun Oct 02, 2011 02:51 AM
I think it's hard to compare them. Accredited MBA and MSc programmes have very similar, comprehensive, core curriculums. At many schools with accredited MSc and MBA programmes the MSc curriculum is very similar to the MBA core curriculum. However, the MBA curriculum will be larger and will be more likely to involve internships, group projects and international exchanges.

On the other hand, unaccredited programmes tend to be less comprehensive and are weaker. That's why graduates from unaccredited programmes earn less.

[Edited by Duncan on 02 Oct 2011]

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