What is Mba: Definition and 28 Discussions

A Master of Business Administration (MBA; also Master's in Business Administration) is a graduate degree focusing on business administration and investment management. The core courses in an MBA program cover various areas of business administration such as accounting, applied statistics, human resources, business communication, business ethics, business law, business strategy, finance, managerial economics, management, entrepreneurship, marketing, supply-chain management, and operations management in a manner most relevant to management analysis and strategy. It originated in the United States in the early 20th century when the country industrialized and companies sought scientific management.Most programs also include elective courses and concentrations for further study in a particular area, for example, accounting, finance, marketing, and human resources. MBA programs in the United States typically require completing about forty to sixty credits (sixty to ninety in a quarter system), much higher than the thirty credits (thirty-six to forty-five in a quarter system) typically required for degrees that cover some of the same material such as the Master of Economics, Master of Finance, Master of Accountancy, Master of Science in Marketing and Master of Science in Management.
The MBA is a terminal degree and a professional degree. Accreditation bodies specifically for MBA programs ensure consistency and quality of education. Business schools in many countries offer programs tailored to full-time, part-time, executive (abridged coursework typically occurring on nights or weekends) and distance learning students, many with specialized concentrations.

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    Where Can Freshers Find Internship Opportunities in MBA, Digital Marketing and Web Development?

    Where are Internship opportunities for freshers for MBA, digital marketing training and web development.
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    Job Skills Is an MBA Worth the Cost and Time Investment?

    I found online that an MBA can boost your career and can gives you the possibility to obtain a high level job. Classes of MBA's students are very small, like 40 students, while in a normal university class there can be also 150 students. Anyway, I found out that cost so much, for example there...
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    Engineering MBA + Engineering: Job Prospects & Benefits

    Hello all, Is it beneficial to get MBA beside an engineering degree in terms of enhancing my chances in getting a job? Thanks
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    Should I get MSEE, MBA or both?

    I am currently studying BS Audio & Music Engineering (EE with a musical focus, you can guess what school am at). I am a second semester freshman (as of Jan 2016). My school provides an option of a 4+1 program with MS in EE, of which I was considering, but my parents want me to get an MBA...
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    Bachelor's in Civil Engineering with a Master's in....?

    Hello, I am new to this community and appreciate greatly any insight or guidance you may have. I am currently in my fifth and final year pursuing my bachelor's in civil engineering with no emphasis. I've worked full-time and part-time for the past year for a larger local firm, and will...
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    MBA vs Natural Science Management

    Which do you think would be more lucrative in the long run? I am in computer engineering, and I would like to do my own startup, but I am exploring other options as well.
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    A 20 Year Old Indian Economics Student with Poor GPA Seeking MBA Guidance

    So,i'm from India.I'm a economics major.I want to do an MBA after this.Now the problem is,my first year GPAs are horrid.HORRIBLE.We have 6 semesters here in India.I'm studying in one pf the,if not the most prestigious school here. Sem 1- 2.69 sem 2-2.95 Sem 3-3.7 Sem 4-3.6 Sem 5-3.7 Sem 6-3.8...
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    Engineering Mechanical engineering project which would help for my MBA?

    am in 6th semester mechanical engineering please suggest me projects which would help me to get into b-schools.
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    Programs Can you Do an MBA without majoring in Business and Economics?

    Can you do an MBA without even doing business and economics in the undergraduate program. I want to do a Major in Physics and Computer Science and a Minor in Math but I won't do business in Business and Economics but I want to get an MBA. Is this possible?
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    Programs MBA after an Engineering Degree or Business Degree?

    If one wants to work as a financial or risk analyst, would it be better to have a bachelor in engineering or business? Obviously, a business major would help me in the field, but someone told me that this way you will become a one trick pony, you should have broad knowledge and go for a...
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    Engineering/commerce vs engineering and MBA later on

    Yeh, so which one do you think is better?
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    Physics Is MBA benificial after BSC physics

    I am confused about my brother career..he has done BSC in physics but now he wants to do MBA..will it be helpful for him
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    Your thoughts/experiences on hard science grads going the MBA route?

    Background: BS physics, double minors in chem and math, c/o 2008. Started with chem major, but switched to physics for interest/challange. No absolute career goals, but always considered bigpharma as a good place to go. Considered physics grad school, but never that interested in teaching...
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    Bs in Physic, Going for MBA, Teaching English

    Dear All I need advise. I am really confused on my future. I graduated with Bachelor in Physics. Currently, I am teaching English. And my school requires TESOL. As such, I have to take a part time course. I am planning to get a Master. But not in pure physics like my degree does. Hence, I...
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    Should I enroll in a low ranking MBA program?

    I spend a year in an EE PhD program and decided it wasn't for me. I took a one year leave of absence and I haven't decided if I want to return. I might return but I would like to find a different research group. I am currently jobless and things are looking bleak in the job market. I am...
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    Programs Master degree in Electrical Engineering or MBA?

    Hello every body, I really need advise!please help me?!:confused: I am just graduated in biomedical engineering with bachelore degree, there is two field which i can get scholarship to study for master degree, which are Electrical Engineering and MBA. in Electrical Engineering I can...
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    Should I Get an MBA? Advice for Comp. Science Graduate India

    i am a 3rd year b.e. in comp. science from india. ever since i was very young i wanted to be a mechanical engineer. but **** happened and i ended up where i am right now. i don't want to study computers any further, and i feel i wouldn't like a job in this field either. so sholuld i get an mba...
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    Physics Combining Physics Degree & MBA: Benefits & Experiences?

    Hi all. I have read some stuff about how an engineering degree supplementet by a MBA is very valuable. Do you guys have any experience if it is the same with a physics degree? Niles.
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    Easier to get into MBA program if you do MS in Engineering at the same school?

    If I were to get into a MS Engineering program at an Ivy League, would it be easier to be admitted into the MBA program at that same school? I have a fairly good shot of getting into the MS Engineering program, and this is something I want to do for myself. I do plan on also getting an MBA...
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    Physics MBA in Particle Physics: Exploring Academic Job Opportunities and Beyond

    I'm wondering that after doing mba at particles physics can ı find good academic job opportunities or any other thinks which related that??
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    Can I pursue an MBA with a BS in physics?

    Can I pursue an MBA with a BS in physics?? I'm going to start my third year of college in the Fall -- 4.0 GPA. Up until now I've been focusing on the prerequisites for an International Business degree, but I also have a few chemistry and calculus courses, and one introductory physics class. My...
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    Economics MBA profit maximisation toffee

    [SOLVED] Economics MBA profit maximisation toffee Hi Guys I have a total blonde moment here : The question goes : I need to determine the profit maximising equilibrium output,price and total profit under 2 conditions a) firm is monopolist b ) perfect competition ( I have the theory on...
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    What is the role of an MBA graduate in the business world?

    What does an MBA graduate do? I've always wondered that coz, if u get an MBA from Indian Institute of Management u get a salary of like Rs.1 crore(I think that's roughly USD250,000. Not sure if that's a high salary in US but definitely high according to Indian standards ). What do they...
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    Studying for 3 Degrees: MBA, MS, and PhD; How Long?

    To study for a M.B.A. in Accountancy, M.S. in Computer Science and Engineering, and a PH.D. Theoretical Physics/Physical Chemistry? And obtain those degrees? How long would it take?
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    Have a Ph.D. Chemistry, wants to do MBA. Needs Advice

    Hello Friends, I am Ph.D. in Chemistry and have over 8 years of experience in academic research. Now I want to move to industrial jobs. Please let me know if doing an MBA would be beneficial to me or not? if yes, then what particular majors I should take in MBA? Can you give some information...
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    Is an MBA from WVU worth the opportunity cost?

    I am considering getting an MBA. They have a pretty easy program here at WVU where you can get an MBA in 14 months. If I have a mechanical engineering degree (and maybe a math degree) with an MBA all from the same college, what kindda jobs will I be able to do that aren't engineering? I looked...
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    Programs Graduate Degrees: PhD in Chemistry vs MBA?

    Im graduating soon with a B.S. in chemistry and I was planning on going to gradschool to get a PhD in chem. I am starting to rethink this and I was looking into other options. I heard that getting an MBA is a good choice. Has anyone here ever got some kind of science degree and then got a MBA?
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    MBA programmes for engineers/scientists

    I have applied to a physics bachelor degree. When I'm finnished with that I hope to have a chance applying to some schools in the USA (graduate program). But I'm also interested in economics, and I have heard that some schools offer students with background in physics and such specialized MBA...