Dual Specialization MBA VS Single Specialization MBA

Most MBA aspirants have a belief that they have to go for dual specialization to excel and stay ahead in the race. Often students look for a combination of Marketing or Finance with HRM as a minor specialization or take marketing and finance as a combination. Honestly speaking from the recruiter’s perspective it shouldn’t really make a big difference whether a student goes for a dual specialization or a single specialization.

Sometimes it just looks like there is no proper career plan; for example if the combination chosen is Marketing & Finance, both these domains are different. The MBA student can either sit for Marketing job interview or Finance job interview depending on the major specialization, the minor specialization is often ignored. In reality there will be either a pure marketing job or a pure finance job but not both.

By opting to go for MBA, one should have a clarity on what he or she is going to be in future. Throwing stones will not help here, if you are desperate to be into finance domain go for it and study only finance. By having another minor specialization like Marketing or HR you will be loosing focus on the major interest.

One should keep in mind that by doing MBA you are looking to gain maturity and learn practically. Case studies, internship, projects, group exercises, co curricular activities are few things that will help you land into a job. If the dual specialization is costing a bit more then you are better off to choose a single specialization as it hardly makes any difference.

Our vote is for single specialization, focus on one thing and push hard to be a specialist in that domain. Tell us your views!

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