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Msc,MsF etc - How does business schools look at this?

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Msc,MsF etc - How does business schools look at this? [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2013, 09:35
How do top business schools like Harvard, Wharton, Stanford etc look at people who already have a masters in something (Financial engineering, finance, etc) who want to do an MBA?


Will they decline because they already have a masters?
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Re: Msc,MsF etc - How does business schools look at this? [#permalink] New post 14 Jun 2013, 15:58
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No, they won't. In fact, large percentage of applicants to business school have existing master's degrees, though often it is in engineering rather than finance. The key question they will expect a good answer to is What does an MBA give you that a MsF etc. does not? What career goals motivated you to apply to the MsF program? Have your goals changed since then? They will also look at the relative balance of work experience to school experience. They value the former over the latter. So if your MsF was 3-4 years ago this is better than if you are applying for the MBA from within an MsF program.
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Re: Msc,MsF etc - How does business schools look at this? [#permalink] New post 18 Jun 2013, 06:21
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Not at all, and in most cases, having an MS is a good thing (especially in tech industries in which it makes you more employable). At the same time, having an MS dies restrain your goals to this industry, because you probably don't want to set up a career change application, when you have already invested so much time and energy developing yourself in one direction.
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Re: Msc,MsF etc - How does business schools look at this? [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2013, 07:51
No. Just demonstrate how an MBA will enable you to accomplish goals that an MsF alone will not. Also, demonstrate your knowledge and value in the classroom for those courses that overlap.

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