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Th which one is better and what to choose?

 If you are planning to study a master's degree abroad, it is normal to feel confused about choosing between an MSc and an MBA. It is because both options help create a lot of job opportunities. Read on to find out which option is best for you!

There are many factors that you should consider while choosing your preferred course such as eligibility criteria, program availability, future growth prospects, job opportunities, and most importantly your interest in the field.

Learn more about the MBA and MSc and the difference between them to choose the one that's best for you.

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

The Master of Business Administration or MBA is a degree that aims to give the learner the ability to understand the nuances of running a business from both the macro and micro perspectives. The course of study usually lasts from 10 to 24 months - a 10 to 15 month MBA is usually referred to as an intensive program while a 24 month program is referred to as a full time programme.

There are many majors offered by the universities from which you obtain an MBA, such as finance, marketing, human resources, operations, etc. There are also some executive MBA programs that require prior work experience and are of shorter duration. Non-university educational institutions also offer MBA-equivalent programs such as diplomas in management programmes.

The MBA program is designed in a way that directly enhances the skills of strategic thinking, communication, time management, networking, and creativity as well as building a resume that distinguishes you from others.

Eligibility criteria

There are several types of MBA study. Some are full-time, such as the two-year MBA, Graduate Diploma in Management, Flexible-time MBA, Part-time MBA, Executive MBA (EMBA), etc. You can choose the type that best suits your academic aspirations and eligibility.

There are minimum eligibility criteria for each educational institution, so it is best to visit the website of the university you wish to study at and see if you meet the criteria or not before submitting an application . Generally, you will need documents such as previous merit certificates, resume, LOR (letter of recommendation) and experience certificates. Some universities may also require certain GRE/GMAT scores to shortlist you for a job interview. As for the EMBA, you will need to show 2-4 years of work experience.

Jobs chances

An MBA degree opens the door to many opportunities, it develops your skills and provides you with the opportunity to specialize in certain areas, making you the first choice for all employers. The world is changing now at an astonishing speed and requires performing multiple and different tasks at the same time, which gives MBA graduates the opportunity to stand out from the crowd.

What is the difference between business administration and science?

There are many differences between the two certificates, as shown in the picture:

What is a Master of Science?

A Master of Science, or MSc in many countries, is an undergraduate degree related to a master's degree in a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (often known as STEM) field. This certificate also allows the choice of completing studies with practical application. It should be noted that earning a master's degree in science usually requires completing a project or writing a dissertation to consider the eligibility of the person who obtained it or not. The study lasts for 1-2 years full time (this also depends on the time spent on research.)

Many universities also give you the opportunity to study in other areas such as communication skills, finance, human resources and marketing.

Eligibility criteria

To study MSc, you will need a Bachelor’s degree, a recognized certificate in English (eg IELTS with an overall score of 6.5 or more), GRE or GMAT scores , SOP ( Letter of Purpose of Study ), LOR ( Letter of Recommendation ), etc. that. However, entry requirements may differ from one university to another, so it is best to visit the website of the university you wish to study at and see if you meet the criteria or not before applying. To save time and effort, contact IDP's international education experts to help you with all the details of your study abroad journey .

Jobs chances

The demand for Master of Science students is increasing in many fields in the largest companies such as Microsoft, Google, Accenture, Capgemini, Cisco and Amazon, where Master of Science graduates earn the highest salaries there.

Despite the similarities and differences between an MBA and a Master of Science, in any case, you have many job opportunities ahead of you. And if you would like further assistance with all the details of your study abroad journey, an IDP advisor can help you choose your dream university and study program that best suits your career aspirations.