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Hi everyone,

I am a third year student at a Canadian university currently pursuing an undergraduate degree (4 year program) in Management Information Systems. I am considering the possibility of applying to a Masters of Science Program in either Management Information Systems, Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management or something similar right after I graduate. My ultimate aim after 5-10+ years of work experience is to also gain an MBA

I wanted to know if it is possible for someone to have both a Master of Science degree in a management field and an MBA. If it is possible, how common is it? Is it frowned upon or does it look good on your resume? If I have a Masters of Science degree in some management field, is getting into an MBA program harder?

Before I make the decision to start preparing myself for MS, I want to make sure that I am making the right decision.

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MSc programs in business are fairly new, ie, employers don't know what to think about them. They can be very useful, however, if you find a program aimed at building workplace skills. Make sure you know what career stream you want to enter before doing any MSc program.


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New post 26 Feb 2017, 23:36
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Hi everyone,

I am a third year student at a Canadian university currently pursuing an undergraduate degree (4 year program) in Management Information Systems. I am considering the possibility of applying to a Masters of Science Program in either Management Information Systems, Business Analytics, Supply Chain Management or something similar right after I graduate. My ultimate aim after 5-10+ years of work experience is to also gain an MBA

I wanted to know if it is possible for someone to have both a Master of Science degree in a management field and an MBA. If it is possible, how common is it? Is it frowned upon or does it look good on your resume? If I have a Masters of Science degree in some management field, is getting into an MBA program harder?

Before I make the decision to start preparing myself for MS, I want to make sure that I am making the right decision.



As far as i know, MS in MIS focuses more on the technical courses(systems analysis, database development, information management, etc) and then gives only a broad perspective with regard to business side whereas the MBA is more focused on the business components(strategy/management/application/finance/operations to name a few). In the end, it is the knowledge that matters and it boils down to your interests and what suits you better. All the best with your decision!
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Hey there...
Well to be honest, being an MIM grad of ESCP Europe, i dont really feel the need to go for a second masters(MBA or anything else) because the curriculum of both of them is more or less the same.
The major difference between them lies in the mode of teaching, where MIM is theory focused, an MBA is more case oriented and practical learning based. It is actually more helpful to go for a practical aproach in an MBA class owing to the rich work-experience of the peer group. However, this is not to demean the MIM peer group, which is ever enthusiastic and open to be moulded accordingly.

They not only have an age advantage over their MBA peer, but can actually bank upon it to later go for a late career Executive MBA.
It is however very possible to go for an MBA after MIM/MIS/MSc though as i said, is not really required in most cases, unless of course you feel like changing your specialisation from say finance to supply chain or sonething like that. It is not really frowned upon, neither does it convey anything to the recruiters, apart from the fact that you are looking for a change in career, however you can expect some questions to be asked during your MBA interview where you must be apt and crisp in answering the logical question.."Why a second Masters?".
So if you want to go for Data analytics, supply chain or any other field straight after your undergrad, then MIM/MIS will be the best bet. If you still feel the need of doing an MBA later on, then you can do that as well.
For more information on the various MIM programmes across countries, visit http://www.mim-essay.com
All the best. Hope i have answered your question. Good luck!
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