To make something better of out of your life and expand your knowledge base, you decide you will go for higher education degree. Now, the big question. Should I enhance my technical skills and go for a MS, or should I broaden my perspective and go for a MBA? One factor in deciding could be work experience. Almost 80% of colleges abroad, require you to have minimum 2-3 years of work experience. Moreover, they prefer people with higher work experience. Therefore, if you’re a fresher, then it’d be easier to decide that you want to go for higher studies soon or work for some years then go for an MBA abroad. If you wish to go for an MBA from India, then you must be aware of the CAT exam that you have to write and score a high percentile in, to get into a good college.
MS vs MBA
MS is usually for intensifying your skills in a technical field that you found interesting and decided that you want do more research in. MS is a good option for students who have financial backup, good academic grades and well-established research credentials. You should go for an MBA if you wish to gain skills in multiple fields. Usually after an MBA, you will be able to understand the concept of optimization, flow, networking etc to maximize profit in every scenario in life.
One way to decide would be by taking an example of building a theatre. By using this example, you will be able to decide which ideas you are more suited for.
For a MS civil engineer, building a theatre arises following questions:
- How much building materials will be required?
- What should be the grade of concrete, specification of the works and quality of materials required?
- How much should be the duration of the life of the building?
- How many people should it be able to accommodate?
For a MBA graduate, he is concerned with the following statements:
- How to optimise the profit from theatre?
- How much should be the budget of the theatre to accommodate everything required in an optimal manner?
- What are the better alternatives than creating a theatre?
See how it works! Ultimately it all depends on you. A lot of MBA grads gain enough practical information about optimization and profit. However, many a times they start applying it to their everyday life. It’s not necessarily a bad thing, if you are okay with that.
A very easy way to actually choose is, ask yourself this: Am I interested in this subject and do I want to spend many years developing skills and gaining expertise in this particular field? If the answer is yes, then you can go for an MS.
If your answer is no, and your aim is to gain practical knowledge of business administration, the MBA would be more suitable for you. MBA grads acquire skills of business that they can use in everyday situations as well.
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