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What is an MBA Degree?

The MBA (Master of Business Administration) is a postgraduate degree that is awarded to students who have mastered the study of business. The MBA degree is thought to be one of the most prestigious and sought after degrees in the world. Students of MBA programs study the theory and application of business and management principles. This type of study equips students with knowledge that can be applied to a variety of real world business situations. Why Get an MBA Degree? The main reason to attend school is to increase your salary potential and advance your career. Because graduates who hold an MBA degree are eligible for jobs that would not be offered to those who hold only a high school diploma, an MBA degree is almost a necessity in todays business world. In most cases, an MBA degree is required for executive and senior management positions. There are some companies who will not even consider applicants unless they have an MBA degree. People who hold an MBA degree will find that there are many different types of employment opportunities that are available to them. What Can You Do With an MBA Degree? Many MBA programs offer an education in general management along with a more specialized curriculum. Because this type of education is relevant to all industries and sectors, it will be valuable regardless of the career that is chosen after graduation. Types of MBA Degrees When it comes to the MBA degree, there are many different disciplines that can be pursued and combined. The options shown below are some of the most common MBA concentrations/degrees: Accounting Business Management E-Business/E-Commerce Economics Entrepreneurship Finance Global Management Human Resources Management Information Systems Marketing Operations Management Strategic/Risk Management Technology Management Where Can You Get an MBA Degree? Much like a law school or medical school education, the academic content of a business school education does not vary much between programs. However, experts will tell you that the value of your MBA degree is often directly related to the prestige of the school which grants it. Every year MBA schools receive rankings from various organizations and publications. These ranking are determined by a variety of factors and can be very useful when choosing a business school or MBA Program. Click here to get a list of the Top MBA Schools.

One- and Two-year Full-time MBA Programs


Full-time MBA programs are typically designed for recent college grads, people not well-established in their current careers, or those looking to change careers. Full-time MBA students are usually those able to take out loans, qualify for merit scholarships, or personally finance their education. They remain out of the workplace during the length of their business school studies. Two-year, full-time MBA programs typically run 21 months, offering accelerated coursework that covers essential business materials in less time overall than it would take students to cover during a part-time program. These programs often require a professional internship between school years, where you can create business contacts and integrate your classroom skills. One-year, full-time programs are for students who already have significant business experience. These MBA programs focus on management skills, assuming that you already have the professional networking and extracurricular business skills covered during twoyear school programs.

Part-Time MBA Programs

Most MBA students are not fresh out of college, and have professional and personal obligations that must be balanced with a college degree program. Part-time MBA programs are common throughout the country (and online), enabling working adults to qualify for new jobs or promotions without giving up their jobs or personal lives. Employers may be willing to finance part-time MBA degrees for their top employees, if it means not losing that employee's contribution at the office. And spreading the tuition costs over multiple years makes it easier for students to finance their degrees.

Online MBA Programs


If you've already launched your career or have family obligations, the online MBA may be your best option. Not only can advanced business study qualify you for higher-paying positions, but many employers are happy to partially or fully finance online MBA studies for their most promising employees. These programs are well-suited to working parents and career-track professionals; they are generally available part-time, though they are often accelerated. Online business schools offer accelerated, streamlined, self-paced programs to meet the requirements of busy students who attend courses in their off hours. You can study finance, management, technology, or healthcare. These programs require self-discipline and commitment; they are not for people who lack motivation or time management skills.

Executive MBA Programs


Fast-paced executive MBA programs are offered at campus-based and online business schools. They're for seasoned managers or current executives who want to sharpen their expertise or add a new specialty to their existing knowledge. Some businesses will grant their employees time off to complete their executive training, and many will help to pay tuition. Campus-based executive MBA programs typically meet on weekends, whereas online courses meet on self-paced, flexible schedules. Most run under two years in length.

Other Master's Degrees in Business


For professionals seeking advanced, specialized training, there are related master's programs available online and on-campus. These include the Master of Accounting, Master of Information Technology and Commerce, Master of Finance, Master of Health Care or Hospital Administration, Master of Industrial Administration and much more. As with MBA programs, you can study full- or part-time.

List of MBA Subjects:MBA Marketing Subjects:Semester-I:Compulsory subjects Principles of Management Managing Men Accounts and finance for Managers Optional Subject (select any one) Business Environment ERP & MIS Semester-II:Production and Operations Management Marketing Management Managerial Economics Optional Subject (select any one) Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship Quantitative Techniques for Managers Semester-III Marketing Research Principles of Sales Management Advertising Management onsumer Behaviour

Optional Subject (select any one) Brand Management Industrial Marketing Semester-IV:Compulsory subjects Business Communication Project Management Business Laws Optional Subject (select any one) Corporate Governance and Business Ethics Research Methodology Project Work MBA Finance Subjects:Semester I Compulsory subjects Principles of Management Managing Men Accounts and finance for Managers Optional Subject (select any one) Business Environment ERP & MIS Semester II Compulsory subjects Production and Operations Management Marketing Management Managerial Economics Optional Subject (select any one) Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship Quantitative Techniques for Managers Semester III FOREX Management Multinational financial Management Finance Markets & Services Working Capital Management Security Analysis & Portfolio Management Semester IV Compulsory subjects International Trade Project Management Business Laws Optional Subject (select any one) Corporate Governance and Business Ethics Project Work

MBA HR Subjects:Semester-I Compulsory subjects Principles of Management Managing Men Accounts and finance for Managers Optional Subject (select any one) Business Environment ERP & MIS Semester-II Compulsory subjects Production and Operations Management Marketing Management Managerial Economics Optional Subject (select any one) Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship Quantitative Techniques for Managers Semester-III Compulsory subjects Human Resourse Planning Industrial Relations Organisational Development Organisation Behaviour Optional Subject (select any one) Research Methodology Entrepreneurship Semester-IV Compulsory subjects Business Communication Project Management Business Laws Optional Subject (select any one) Corporate Governance and Business Ethics Project Work

MBA IT Subjects:Semester-I Compulsory subjects:Principles of Management Managing Men Accounts and finance for Managers

Optional Subject (select any one) Business Environment ERP & MIS Semester-II Compulsory subjects Production and Operations Management Marketing Management Managerial Economics Optional Subject (select any one) Strategic Management & Entrepreneurship Quantitative Techniques for Managers Semester-III Compulsory subjects E-Commerce I T in Business Management I T its Core Concepts and Issues Development of Information System Optional Subject (select any one) Entrepreneurship Important Application Areas of IT Semester-IV Compulsory subjects Business Communication Project Management Business Laws Optional Subject (select any one) Corporate Governance and Business Ethics Project Work