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    I'm torn between going for an MBA or going for a Masters in HR. I know the differences for the most part, I know that an MBA is more general while the Masters would be specific to the career. Has anyone on here done both of them? What did you think? Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated. Thanks.
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    Hello Frank1981,

    Those are tough decisions to make and all I can recommend is to gather as much information as you can before you decide. A useful source of information might be: http://www.mba.com/global/plan-for-business-school.aspx

    There are also a number of specialized Master’s programmes: http://www.mba.com/global/plan-for-business-school/decide-to-go/specialized-masters-programs.aspx

    To find schools that offer those programmes you ca use our school finder: http://www.mba.com/global/find-and-compare-schools.aspx

    If you have any further questions, please feel free to message us.

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    Thank you, I'll look into that now.
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    How much work experience do you have? What's your budget? What are your career goals?
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    (Original post by Frank1981)
    I'm torn between going for an MBA or going for a Masters in HR. I know the differences for the most part, I know that an MBA is more general while the Masters would be specific to the career. Has anyone on here done both of them? What did you think? Any suggestions or comments would be appreciated. Thanks.
    There are MBAs which allow you to focus or select more options on HRM.
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    Currently doing an executive MBA, previously did a Masters.

    MBAs are only helpful in very select few companies and only once you've reached a certain position within upper-middle management. Also unless it is from a highly reputable university and triple accredited it is best to not even bother as it won't even be worth the paper it is printed on.

    Ultimately it depends on what are your career goals.
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    An Executive MBA is the best value and most beneficial.

    Once you finish and undergraduate degree, and you are in the workplace, academic grades mean much less than the ability to get results in the real world, unless you are planning to be in academia or your profession requires you to be absolutely knowledgeable in your speciality, for example, as an Economist or in Economic consultancy.

    MScs and MBAs do help some to switch careers though.
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    (Original post by Alfissti)
    Also unless it is from a highly reputable university and triple accredited it is best to not even bother as it won't even be worth the paper it is printed on.
    Triple accreditation doesn't mean that. None of the top US MBAs have it, for instance. Agreed that it should have at least one accreditation though.
 
 
 
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