Difference in techniques between BBA and MBA?

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by desifemlove, Feb 9, 2016.

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  1. desifemlove

    desifemlove New Member

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    I started an MBA at EBS in UK about a few months ago.

    THing is, the content is more or less exact to my BBA. Of course, the exams will be harder, but then how do I prepare? I don't like past papers, since I don't see the point of them because the examiners/senior course directors can change them anytime they want, and it makes students just memorise what the correct answers are and not critically think about them.

    But then how do I take more or less the same material in BBA and then put it to MBA level?
     
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    Out of curiosity, where did you do your BBA? It might help give us a more complete picture.
     
  4. FTFaculty

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    One of my grad degrees is an online MBA from UMass; I currently teach BBA students at an AACSB university. Don't assume exams are necessarily harder at the MBA level, in many cases, BBA studies are more rigorous.

    The main differences are:

    1). The quality of the students. E.g., one of my classmates had an MD and was a senior administrator (vice president) of a network of hospitals in New England. I've taught grad students here who had some sterling undergrad credentials, including Ivy League, but I've never taught anyone close to that guy's level.

    2). The perspective, which is more an overview of different fields from a managerial perspective rather than the study of the nuts and bolts of a given discipline. For example, if you're an accounting major, you're going to do some exceptionally tough stuff in undergrad (I've taken several of those courses), while the accounting you take in an MBA program is 30,000 foot perspective, more learning about accounting rather than learning how to be an accountant.

    All this said, I have no experience with the H-W MBA and it may be quite rigorous and nuts-and-bolts.
     
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    I agree with everything FTFaculty says. I would add to his first point though. The MBA is designed for students with about five years of business experience, although many schools don't require experience for admission. There is a lot of cross-fertilization in an MBA program where students bring their experiences from different companies/industries/professions into the class room. In a traditional BBA program most students enter college straight out of high school and are relatively deficient in professional and life experience. Accordingly, classroom discussions and team projects are VERY different in an MBA relative to a BBA.
     
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    And in turn, I agree with everything foobar adds.
     
  7. desifemlove

    desifemlove New Member

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    At the university of Sunderland.
     
  8. desifemlove

    desifemlove New Member

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    I'm asking since my current module the topics are very similar, or the course content. even to the point that i can read my undergrad course handbook and it's very close. I'm just a bit lost at to how i shold study for this and step up since it won't be the same obviously.
     

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