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02-12-2009, 05:50 PM
I am working as Tech lead in a software development firm. I am having 9 years of work experience mostly on microsoft technologies.
Now i am pursuing MBA 2nd sem. from SMU (Sikkim manipal university). Now i have to decide the area of specialization in my 3rd sem. I have options of Marketing, HR, Finance or IT.
I am not intrested in Marketing and HR. Now i am confused for specialization in finance or IT? Finance is my intrest and IT is my working domain.
I am confused with MBA IT scope, what kind of job i will get, will that really help me in my career or not?
If i go for MBA Finance then i think i will have knowledge of finance domain and my experience in IT, combination of both.
I am confused about will i get a good break after MBA finance, after working in software development for 9+ years?
I am unable to decide which one to choose as my specialization area. Please throw all your suggestions so that i can decide.
Please help me.................
thanks in advance.
02-16-2009, 05:09 PM
thanks for your advise. I am still confused about getting job after completing my mba finance.
Do you think, i can get good break after specializing in Finance because i don't have working experience in Finance domain?
I am also confused because i am planning to pick an absolutely new area (Finance) for specialization. the other safe option i found as specialization in Information System.this matches with my working domain but dont know what i will become after MBA IS.
Still Finance or IS???????
What do you think?
Thanks for your kind concern towards me.
02-27-2009, 09:07 PM
finance is best option
03-03-2009, 10:08 PM
I feel go for Finance majors as you already have sufficient experience in IT. If you go with IT specialization the big question is : What is the worth of your 9 years of experience in IT.
Just consider this an SCM guy joins MBA course and does a major in SCM. If I am a recruiter I will give no weightage to specialisation as I expect an SCM guy with 9 years of IT experience to be thorough in this area. However if he has done a major in finance then I would see it as an added skill.
Always ask this question : What additional benefit do I get?
03-04-2009, 01:29 PM
Thanks a lot for your advise. Now i have decided to go for Finance specialization only.
03-04-2009, 10:20 PM
Infact I am here to help out MBA aspirants from IT industry.
03-05-2009, 12:17 AM
I think the better option for you would be to do finance. And you can take job either in finance in system or corporate finance.
04-12-2009, 03:55 PM
you should go with MBA IT major with fin minor
04-16-2009, 12:29 PM
Infact I am here to help out MBA aspirants from IT industry.
Thanks for all your previous suggesions..But I have litte doubt..I am a software developer(BE) working in it/telecom domain for last 3 year.Now I admitted in MBA program for 2 years.It will be completed in 2011..Then I will have almost 5 years exp + MBA Degree,Now I have the same problem to decide which stream.few questios in mind...
1.Is it better to go MBA in SYSTEMS (AS MY BACKGROUND IS THAT)?? BUT IT/SYSTEMS market is really down now.. may be it will rise again .but there will be always a insecurity.
2.Finance can be option but I am not of that background..is it will be helpful for me ,question can be rised why leaving my domain !!
3.Marketing .. As I prefer desktop job can it be a good choice!!
Actually In future I have a interest to go in banking industry(If I get chance). if not then as usual IT INDUSTRY..
Please help me ... just waiting for your suggesion yaar..
04-17-2009, 10:40 AM
Specialization in Systems doesn't seam right to me given the fact that you want to go into banking. Finance is a better option.
Also, marketing is not a desktop job. And the differentiation between marketing and sales blurring gradually, it will become more and more outgoing.
04-18-2009, 08:09 AM
Thanx IndiaInterns :I agree:
05-09-2009, 06:26 PM
Thanks for your suggestion.
Could you please tell me if pgdbm(distance learning) from symbiosis is better than mba through distance learning from amity.
The best combination will be
IT + Finance
Doesnt matter major or minor. IT people shld do major in IT.
Marketing and finance
Marketing people shld do major in marketing.
it strengthens your core competence and minor adds to extra qualification.
Selectors look for people with strong core competence and reasonable knowledge of finance ultimately everyone shld know managing finance.
05-26-2009, 01:43 AM
Greetings to all!
I am a software professional with 3 yrs of experience.
I have decided to pursue Distance MBA from Symbiosis.
I am very confused on the selection of specialization. As i have heard. MBA in IT and Systems is best suited for me, but unfortunately Symbi is not offering this concentration.
I have following options out of which i have to select any:
2. HUMAN RESOURCE
5. CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT
My career goal is to stay in IT industry and I am doing MBA just to accelerate my career growth.
Please help which specialization is best for me.
Thanks a lot!
05-30-2009, 02:45 AM
If you wanna go in Banking field, take Finance, otherwise if u want to stay in Telecom domain then take Operations.
06-13-2009, 11:18 AM
You have a good experience in IT, better choose specialization in IT it will be beneficial for you.
02-03-2010, 01:17 AM
MAJOR : FINANCE
its bcoz u hav only knwldge of computer
& doesn't hav finance.
it means u can cover IT as minor
bt not a finance
so prefr major finance and minor it
10-24-2010, 06:45 AM
Whether you want to be a personal investment advisor, or work for a major financial corporation, your MBA in Finance degree program should offer advanced training in forecasts and trending, using up-to-date software tools. Youíll be called upon to thoroughly crunch tax rates, commodity prices, industry trends and the competitive landscape.
A solid advanced financial accounting degree program should focus on equity, debt valuations, profitability ratios, cash flow, stock indexes, mergers and acquisitions, pension plans, mutual funds, gross margins, and terminal value.
You wonít be limited to national borders, either. A solid MBA in Finance degree program should also consider global financial markets, international portfolios, and global trends. In sum, itís a powerful financial accounting degree that can lead to substantial prestige and responsibility.
11-28-2010, 11:12 AM
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03-13-2011, 05:04 PM
I am doing B.Tech-MBA(Dual Degree)CSE.I have done 3years in B.tech+Project and studied basics of MBA,now i have to choose specialization in MBA.I had interest in Networking but due to some circumstances,i have to opt for MBA besides M.Tech.Now, i don't know what to choose ,i don't want retail,marketing and i am also not good in maths and remains i have that my institution offer are Finance,HR,IB,Operations.I know about these but i don't know what is the scope of these considering my PG background.Please guide me???????????????
03-14-2011, 01:11 PM
[SIZE=2]MBA programs come in all shapes and sizes, but most prospective students play it safe and plump for one of the stalwarts of finance, marketing or management. I would like to suggest you to go for MBA in I.T, because its you working field and helps you to gain more. MBA in IT can help you to get ahead in a rapidly changing technological environment. With an MBA in Information Technology Management, you have a unique competitive advantage: knowledge of the latest technology and enhanced analytical and financial skills.
03-15-2011, 11:16 PM
My institution is not offering me MBA IT .So,operations be good or i should go for anything else ?
10-17-2012, 02:44 PM
On the contrary, I need a help from you all.
I am a MBA Finance guy, having around 7yrs exp in bpo (finance) field, CA articleship of 3yrs.
Do I get any suitable openings in IT firm? Got to know that there will be banking and other projects, where they hire MBA (Fin) guys. I have done MBA thru distance learning.
Need your help guys!
Thanks in adv.
10-18-2012, 02:03 PM
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10-30-2012, 08:38 PM
the same prob , i m facing too
but the only difference is that i have no work ex so should i go with finance or system would be the best option
and if i choose system then what kind of job i will get what will be my designation???
11-26-2012, 12:30 PM
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12-08-2012, 09:18 AM
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01-29-2013, 04:15 PM
After going through your message I personally suggest do MBA IT not finance
01-29-2013, 05:55 PM
Hello Sumit, everyone knows that the condition of IT sector is not good. Me also belongs to IT sector so now m facing a lot of problem against my career. So I am not suggesting you to pursue you MBA in IT. You can choose another MBA option.
01-30-2013, 12:54 PM
I want to suggest you go for MBA in IT
02-04-2013, 12:18 PM
I want to suggest you go for MBA in IT
Hello msmkhana; on which base you are suggesting MBA in IT to sumit. ? U don't have the accurate information about the career opportunities in IT.:rolleyes: