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Advice needed on MBA specialization [#permalink] New post 30 Nov 2009, 10:00
Hi guys,

I was writing one of my essays and I wanted some advise from you folks in the MBA specialization area of the essay. I am a bit fuzzy in this area, hence the question. Firstly a bit about myself: I come from an engineering background and am presently in an IT service company. My vertical is insurance (property insurance to be exact) and I have a good understanding of this domain since I have been working for insurance clients for the past three years now. I want to do a MBA in general management with a focus on finance - that is to say, I don't want my MBA to be an all and out finance MBA but rather a general management MBA with a larger number of finance related subjects (as compared to other fields).

Question: Is such a field even possible? If yes, given my background, is it credible enough to be considered during the application process? Thirdly, when I am putting this in my essay, would it be enough to simply put it as "general management with a focus on finance" or would this be too ambiguous?

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PS: In case, I have posted this question in the wrong forum, could you please tell me where this is to be posted? Or else, could you move it on my behalf? Thanks!
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Re: Advice needed on MBA specialization [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2009, 08:29
General management and Finance are different concentrations. Depending upon the school you can choose to focus on one or many; but keep in mind that you got to choose the subjects with the limit of allowed electives. Said that, general management covers finance to a certain extent and vice versa. If you are really interested in Finance, just go for it. I would recommend researching the schools first to find out what level of flexibility they give you on curriculum, and then craft the esssays accordingly.
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Re: Advice needed on MBA specialization [#permalink] New post 24 Dec 2009, 09:06
aval wrote:
Hi guys,

I was writing one of my essays and I wanted some advise from you folks in the MBA specialization area of the essay. I am a bit fuzzy in this area, hence the question. Firstly a bit about myself: I come from an engineering background and am presently in an IT service company. My vertical is insurance (property insurance to be exact) and I have a good understanding of this domain since I have been working for insurance clients for the past three years now. I want to do a MBA in general management with a focus on finance - that is to say, I don't want my MBA to be an all and out finance MBA but rather a general management MBA with a larger number of finance related subjects (as compared to other fields).

Question: Is such a field even possible? If yes, given my background, is it credible enough to be considered during the application process? Thirdly, when I am putting this in my essay, would it be enough to simply put it as "general management with a focus on finance" or would this be too ambiguous?

Thanks!
Aval

PS: In case, I have posted this question in the wrong forum, could you please tell me where this is to be posted? Or else, could you move it on my behalf? Thanks!


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