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Is MBA the right option for my goals?

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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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Hi Orochimaru! Thanks for your question! Do you have any work experience now? Because if you don't then you would not be a good candidate yet for an MBA and this program could give you a jump to get into some good work experience. However, you might find a shorter masters such as Fuqua's new MQM program http://www.fuqua.duke.edu/master-quanti ... anagement/ as not graduating until 2019 means you now have to add work experience before MBA and this pushes out the MBA even more. I agree that you might want to seek some work in the healthcare space to better understand the issues. I can't tell you sure what is right for you- but the MBA is a degree that can help you throughout your career and also provide the leadership training that becomes more important as your career progresses.
To learn more about how an MBA could help and what you can do now to best position yourself for MBA success in admissions- we offer a profile development package that can help you. To learn more about this program, go to this link for a free consult: http://stratusadmissionscounseling.com/ ... b-visitor/
You are wise to be thinking about all this BEFORE you invest in a 2 yr program!
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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.

For example,
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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