MBA, do we have to study economics or Business 4 years in college first ?
Does this master degree require me to have a bachelor degree in economics or business? Like, i mean, if i study bio science in 4 years in college, will it be eligible to apply for an MBA course ?
- ProfLv 78 years agoFavorite Answer
NO. MBA programs accept students in any undergraduate field. They prefer students who do not have a business major because they give you the business training but they cannot provide the broad background that managers should have. The best majors are in the sciences, engineering, or math, but other majors are also suitable. Religion? Religious organizations need good management. Theater arts? Entertainment businesses need good management. Tourism? Hospitality businesses need good management.
MBA programs prefer students with 2-3 years work experience after the first degree. Some accept students right out of college if they have good grades and a high GMAT score. Some MBA programs are designed specifically for new college graduates without work experience. But in those programs you don't get the benefit of learning from other students who have work experience. A lot of valuable learning takes place through class interaction. Also when you graduate your job offers will be about the same as a business undergraduate gets because you have no work experience, and you've been two years out of your undergraduate field so it's hard to get work in that area.
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- MarjorieLv 44 years ago