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Is MBA the right option for my goals?

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New post 26 Mar 2017, 08:55
I got admitted into Indiana University - Bloomington for an M.S Data Science program. Now. In Data Science, apart from using statistical tools to analyse EXCEL tables, a major part of knowing what to do involves having DOMAIN KNOWLEDGE. By August, 2019, I would've completed my M.S degree.

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Lets say, in the future, I'm using Statistics for Health Care. The problem is, while applying statistical tools to analyze patterns in variables, I need to understand HOW TO ASK THE RIGHT QUESTIONS. The issue with that is.. I have no experience in Health Care.

Will an MBA in Health Care help me ask the right questions related to Health Care?

I can say one thing. I don't have a PhD or anything, but Data Science can be applied for any field.

so will an MBA in Finance give me domain knowledge in Finance?


and I history of one backlog and an undergraduate GPA of 7.0, I intend to make the best use of my time in my M.S degree (I love the field that I'm going to be studying!)

I'll probably take up the GMAT in 3 years time, and if the same motivation I have today persists, then I'll nail the GMAT too.

The way I'll distinguish my application from others is that, I would've used Data Science for a lot of things. Like pattern mining in ONLINE VIDEO GAMES.

Is there a way I'll get into the Ivy leagues with such motivations and if I can execute these long term goals.

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New post 28 Mar 2017, 03:49
Hi Orochimaru

Thanks for getting in touch! To answer your question, an MBA can help with you with domain knowledge. Traditionally, Finance is a great area to concentrate in. Healthcare is becoming more and more popular and schools like Fuqua and Wharton have great Healthcare concentrations. Assuming you're enrolling at Indiana, it may make sense to talk to their MBA program while you're there and explore their Finance and Healthcare options.

Whether or not you will get into the Ivy League is a tough question. You'll want to make sure you have a great GMAT, great work experience, and credible goals.

I hope that helps!

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