Wht did you minor in when pursuing your MBA?

Discussion in 'Business and MBA degrees' started by NorCal, May 19, 2014.

  1. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    So now that you've decided to get your MBA, what did/ are you going to minor in and what led you to that specific minor?

    Once I complete the core curriculum, I have to pick a minor. Originally I was going after a general MBA (nothing wrong with that) but now I'm open to looking at other minors so I'm just curious what other people pursued . . .
  2. rook901

    rook901 New Member

    I think what you're referring to is a concentration, not a minor. A minor is done in undergrad, typically in a focus area not directly related to the major.

    My concentration is Healthcare Management. I'm currently a nurse and am also in an MSN/FNP program. I'm doing the MBA with HM concentration because I have a long-term plan of opening my own practice, whereby I'll need some business acumen. I figure, it also can't hurt to have it in order to get my foot in the door at an existing practice, as most MD's and NP's don't have any business background.
  3. dlcurious

    dlcurious Member

    I personally did accounting, though UND doesn't offer it anymore. Being an IS major, this made sense as a secondary concentration for my studies.
  4. _T_

    _T_ New Member

    Not a minor, but a concentration in Management and Organizational Development
  5. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    Thanks Rook901- I did mean concentration and not minor. Sorry folks, I have a newborn so I'm a bit sleep deprived. :yawn:
  6. st22345

    st22345 Member

    I did a concentration in Corporate Finance. If I had it to do over, I might have done Accounting instead.
  7. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    And why is that? Can you elaborate . . .
  8. Rich Douglas

    Rich Douglas Well-Known Member

    I "minored" in "having a job."

    I was a military officer and transferred in the midst of my MBA. I had to scramble to take whatever courses I could to finish and, thus, couldn't do a concentration. I don't think it's ever mattered, but that's because my career experience always trumped it.
  9. st22345

    st22345 Member

    Yes. Although I lead a department of global engineers in IT, I perform budget reconciliation and forecasting. I believe Accounting might have been a slightly more relevant concentration, even though I'm not putting together income or cash statements.
  10. AV8R

    AV8R Active Member

    There were no concentrations offered when I went through my MBA program. It was a one-size-fits-all general business curriculum.
  11. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    I'm tetering between a general concentration or a finance consideration. I took a finance course during my undergrad and I (surprisingly) enjoyed it. But just because I liked one specific finance course, doesn't mean I would like finance overall (Being that my undergrad course most likely barely scratched the surface).

    I have a few months before I need to decide. So I'm curious to see what you folks did and why.
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  12. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator Staff Member

    MS in IT Management and MBA in Marketing
  13. prasalvi

    prasalvi member

    I have not done an MBA,
    But I do know an acquaintance who had done his MBA in Construction Project Management from RICS School of Built environment.
  14. prasalvi

    prasalvi member

    I have not done an MBA,
    But I do know an acquaintance who had done his MBA in Construction Project Management from RICS School of Built environment.
  15. NorCal

    NorCal Active Member

    Prasalvi: Thank you; Thank you.
  16. mdnoman

    mdnoman member

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