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Top 10 MBA Specializations: Choices and options

12-DEC-2012 Author : khushboo

Master of Business Management (MBA) is typically a 2 year programme which aims at making a candidate proficient in all the subjects of management and an expert for one. In first year of MBA the main focus is on giving students a brief idea about various subjects of management. In the later part of the first year they are also introduced with the specialized areas.

In the second year, student has to choose one specialization of his/her choice from the variety of specializations available. This is not applicable if students have taken admission in a specialized course (sectoral MBA). Choosing a specialization can be a difficult process for students. It is very important for student to consider their career goals and professional development before choosing a specialization.

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Here are top 10 specializations that strike the chord in MBA


 MBA in finance is the oldest form of MBA specialization. It prepares you in various subjects like costing, budgeting, International finance, Capital Management etc.  After studying these subjects you become specialized in Financial Management which enables you to work in finance department of any organization. If you want to persue MBA in finance then you must be a graduate in any stream.


MBA Marketing is very dynamic and competitive. MBA in marketing helps a student to understand consumer behavior, market, advertising and many other important fields. One needs to have excellent communication skills, resource mobilization skills and an undying zeal to excel in marketing. If you want to persue MBA in Marketing then you must be a graduate in any stream.

3.Human Recourse (HR)

MBA in HR Management is for those wanting to develop a management career in HR and strategy. This includes diversity, mergers and acquisitions, labor markets and emerging economics and international leadership. If you have good communication skills, a charismatic personality, and are dependable and confident, MBA in HR is for you. Graduate in any stream can persue MBA in HR.

4.International Business (IB)

The Master of International Business provides an in-depth understanding of the organizational capabilities required for international operations, including specialized functions such as international marketing, finance etc. The degree may be thought of as an MBA with a particular focus on multinational corporations. Admission normally requires an undergraduate degree in any discipline.


MBA in Operations helps you to deal with Production Management or Shop Floor Management. You learn how to maintain process flows, develop vendor and inter-departmental relationships. Most candidates with engineering backgrounds go for MBA Operations, as it gives them an edge over their peers in product development and designing, and process optimization. However, graduate in any discipline can persue MBA in operation.

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6.Information Technology(IT)

MBA in IT is designed to educate & develop managers who can effectively manage the planning, design, selection, implementation, usage & administration of emerging and converging information & communications technologies.

IT graduates play essential roles on the business team, typically designing and implementing hardware and software solutions to business problems. Graduate in any stream can persue MBA in IT.

7.Supply Chain Management

MBA in supply chain management is a unique and exciting opportunity in the field of business management. It includes inventory management, warehousing and transportation of various materials as required by a client or a company. Supply chain Management can be done by graduates of any stream.

8.Rural Management

MBA in rural Management is a unique programme that is being offered to fulfill the huge industry demands for managers skilled in the field of marketing with a focus on rural businesses. There is immense growth potential in rural markets and increasing realization of this importance to Corporate and Development Organizations. Any graduate can apply for Rural Management MBA.

9.Agri Business Management

Agri Business MBA is a upcoming specialization. In this MBA a student learns to manage companies which process, market, and merchandise agricultural products to consumers. The student must understand the management, marketing, and finance with an emphasis on specialized requirements of the agribusiness sector. Any graduate can persue Agri business Management MBA

10.Health Care Management

An MBA in healthcare covers core business skills and practices. But it focuses on the specific issues managers may encounter in roles such as hospital administrators, medical practice managers, insurance-company executives and a wide variety of other roles. Any Graduates can persue MBA in health care management.

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    Bright Effah Samuel,

    Waoooooooo, very sensational and educative. Thanks so much for this clarification


    hi sir/ madam right now I am working in army completed degree in BA but I interested to study more higher education please suggest me which course is suited me.

    RAJ ,

    Iam intersed to join the MBA course plz suggest which clg is best for me

    Vijaykumar Shahane,

    Hi! I am PG in English and Sociology, as well as Assistant -Teacher for Higher Secondary School. I want to do MBA. Kindly suggest me which stream will suitable to me.

    Manorma Negi,

    Hi I an a B.tech student in Foodtechnology and one year far from my graduation as I have a science background and I am bad at mathematics which stream of MBA would suit me


    Respected sir iam kiwihannah , I completed my B.tech in April 2015 I want to do MBA , please help me which stream should I choose in MBA ,which one wil be useful to me ,please help me iam very much confused I need ur help


    hi, well i am a b.com students... i am very confused about which stream should i choose! Because firstly i dont any basic knowledge about mba.. but i want to do mba. so could you please let me know the following questions? 1) what are the causes after i doing my mba courses? 2) which stream should i choose from (finance and human resourse) in mba? 3) which college can i apply for mba course in mumbai?(residential borivali) 4) after choosing certain stream what kind of job will be applicable? please suggest me, i need your help

    ankur mishra,

    Respected sir/madam, my name in ankur mishra, i am looking for an executive mba. I am working as a data entry operator in construction company which is involed in oil and gas sector. Kindly inform me which stram of mba will be suitable for me, where my this working exp. can be counted as well.


    Hi I am CA and am wanting to pursue MBA in a fields other than finance yet complimenting my former degree. Can u suggest me the options. Also are there more specializations other than the one specified above

    dhiraj dubey,

    hii how many fees are u take in mba course okk repply hurry because i am waiting for ur repply please hury okk take care


    sir, i hv recently complted my inter in pre med..plz sugest me if MBA will b useful 4 me or not??

    sagar patil,

    I am b.sc Agri(Biotech) student. In agri business management and operations which specialization useful for me in future ? Plz some detail info about operations and ABM specialization. But I am interested in operations management. but this specialization are use and easy for me ? Plz inform me fast !!!

    Irshad Husain,

    Dear Sir, I have completed B.Tech in computer scicnce & engineering in 2013. Currently i m doing job in a company as a network engineer. I want to do MBA in Information Technology by distance education. So please tell me about the colleges of distance education of MBA and also tell me about the fee structure.

    Nimisha Thakur,

    hello sir/mam... now m doing b.com tax ...and interested to do MBA. after my graduation so how should I prepare for exams?


    i am commerce graduate and hold degree of company secretary. now i want to do MBA program with health care mgt. please let me know what subject is better option for best career growth.

    Jyotsna saiyam,

    Very gud morning sir.. My name is jyotsna im persuing bca last sem..sir mera 12th me bio subject tha bt mene uske bad bca kr rhi hu, ab mjhe samjh nhi aa rha h ki mr bca ke bad kya kru, bcz mene bca ke sath network marketing ki h 2yr.. Esliye mba me intrest hai, sir plzzz suggest me plzz


    hello sir/madam i intrested to study MBA degree now i completed B.E computer science and eng in 2015 batch am not intrest in IT FIELD i intrest mostly banking and marketing so pls helpme for my studieswhat course are suitable for me


    Sir, Recently my brother complete Degree (Bcom) course. He is preper to icet, so what is the best course in mba degree....plse tel me sir....MBA Best course for Bcom student...

    Altaf Hussain,

    which colage is best in india for MBA.& please best branch.

    Chandra Kant Tiwari,

    Sir i am complete my BA in 2002. and many pvt. job in many field as PTC industries Paper work in quality dept. in computer back office work. pl. give me advice which field for MBA better me

    Salman Ansari,

    Sir/Mam.., Mein MBA me 3rd sem me HR & Marketing se kar raha hu...sir mera MBA complete hone me last sem bacha he or muje MBA ki training karna he,to ap plz muje kuch suggestion dijiye jisse me trainning krne ja saku...or muje ye bhi janna h ki training karne ke baad muje job ke liye kaisi company me apply karna chahiye...plzz...sir help me., Thank you..

    Ashwary Dewangan,

    Sir/madam.. I am in class 11th. Ihave taken "commerce " . I want to know that is there any scope in computer software. If their pls tell me what is that. And should I do after 12th.. Pls help me...


    dear sir i am persuing my final yr bca aftr this can i do mba,if means which specialization can i choose.

    Prasant Singh Chauhan,

    Sir/Madem i complited GNIIT From NIIT 2014,Complite graduation BA. we presesnt time in job Account Releated.I want advoise about the MBA.Kis Feild se MBA karna mere liye Hitkar Hoga. Plese Help Me.

    puja bhuiya,

    Sir I m 22 yer old I jst complit my pass course in b.com nw I wnt 2 do mba whc fild shld I take

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