Differences between an MS & MBA degree

By: Tony

A growing area of study within Simon School’s rigorous graduate business program is the specialized Master of Science concentration.

The MS degree offers the benefit of a specialized degree that delivers the technical expertise within a particular business discipline.  This differs from the MBA degree which will give a graduate the ability to apply technical skills across multiple business areas including Finance, Marketing, Operations, etc.  The advantage of an MS degree lies in the ability to specialize in a particular area of business during a year-long program.

Should your career goals include making management decisions across several areas then the MBA would be an appropriate path.  If your career interests involve conducting more sophisticated technical work in a specialized business area, then an MS is ideal for you.

Simon offers M.S. study in the following areas:

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