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Preparation for an MBA in IT/Ops [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2014, 11:03
New to the forum and to a lot of MBA info so apologies in advance.

I graduated from a top undergrad with a social sciences major and wound up in IT. My employer is training me on the job as an IT engineer but they realize I'll outgrow the place in a few years and will want to move on to something bigger and better.

I figured an MBA with a focus in IT and Ops would be the natural next step but I am worried that my lack of a formal background in the subjects might hurt me.

Another question is just how quantitative do the courses in these departments get? Would a course in business calculus prepare me for courses in analytics and modeling or do they expect everyone in those courses to have majored in engineering?

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Re: Preparation for an MBA in IT/Ops [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2014, 07:39
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The MBA is about practical applications on the most part. There is no such thing as MBA with focus on XXX. You choose the focus you want while in program. You can take highly technical classes or you can take finance or marketing courses. You have set of electives to take - you decide what they are. So your background won't matter a whole lot since you won't be learning a whole lot of programming besides VBA/Excel programming and modeling.

The best you can do is get as much experience as you can and show as much maturity and leadership as you can - basically, do your job and excel in everything... that helps a lot with admission, career, and job afterwards.

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Re: Preparation for an MBA in IT/Ops [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2014, 12:15
Appreciate the response.

I guess the question I was trying to get at was this: Just how technical are these technical MBA courses? If I wanted to take advanced courses in Operations and IT in an MBA program, what sort of background would best prepare me?

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To take the advanced courses in whatever, you will first be required to take basic courses in whatever, and those courses will prepare you for whatever.
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