MBA vs. Master’s in Management: Which Degree is Right for You?
Wondering what the difference is between an MBA and a master’s degree in management? Ready to figure out which one is right for you?
Adrienne Garabedian, EdD, Strayer University business faculty, helps define the differences. “A Master of Management degree is specific in its specialty with a focus on people. The MBA has a broader-scope—it’s all about managing all the dimensions of a business.”
Compare and contrast the two Strayer degrees:
|Master of Business Administration (MBA)||Master of Science in Management (MSM)|
|This degree is...|
Broad, giving you a wide-ranging business education
|Specific, focusing on how to best manage people and teams|
|Core abilities and job fit||Accounting, data analysis, math, leadership||Communication skills, managing, and leading people|
|# of courses to complete||10||12|
Does the program include math courses (accounting and statistics)?
|Reputation||Globally recognized degree with significant prestige||Newer degree (about 20 years old) with a reputation that’s still growing|
|You should pursue this degree if…|
What if you like managing data AND people?
Consider an MBA with a concentration in Management. You’ll take a balance of data-centric and people-centric courses.
Whatever degree you choose, you’re helping to position yourself for success.