Sir, please help me also i need your help . I’m in big problem of not able to decide over ms or mba i have creative mind who wants to develop websites or something big and also want to have his own company and want to have world like infosys or other technical business world but am not knowing what to do presently help me please – By siddharth

You should read this post that lists few comments like yours, where students are confused about making decisions. GRE, GMAT or M.S. or MBA.

M.S. or M.B.A

Everyone like you have to make some tough decisions in life. Siddharth, you are at a point in your life, where you have to make decision. You find it tough and confusing, but it’s very easy to point you in right direction. You are not looking at the bug picture.

Ideas Your are Missing

  • You don’t need Masters degree to be creative.
  • Creativity is required for Web Design/Development, but it doesn’t end there.
  • You don’t need MBA to start a company
  • You can be creative with your company too.
  • Not every MBA graduates start company

You can’t do both M.S. and M.B.A. at same time, but you have to decide which one option take higher priority (M.S. or M.B.A). If you believe in your skills and have determination, you can be successful and accomplish many wonders in life.

If you go on to complete M.S. first, that’s not the end of the world.

  • You can gain necessary technical skills from M.S.
  • Find a job in area of your interest
  • Learn the skills required to start a company
  • Develop your contacts
  • Go on to get your Business Degree
  • Start your company

Remember – You don’t need to have M.S. or MBA to be creative or start a company. It’s all about skills and determination. Master of Science or Master of Business Administration will help you hone your skills and get exposure to wide variety of problems.

Several time in this blog, you have read MBA without Work Experience is waste of money. You would need atleast 2 years of work experience to understand the concepts in MBA.

If you are studying Computer  programming course, you need to write code, compile and execute the code to learn the programming language. Just reading a book on programming without  writing actual code will not make you an expert.  Same analogy applies to studying MBA, where real word concepts will be discussed, without work experience, you don’t have any background to associate the ideas.

If you don’t have work experience, go for technical degree, then gain the required experience and be ready for that right opportunity.


  1. Shyamal on August 17, 2010 at 8:56 AM


    I am a working professional with Fortune-500 organization. I have 3 years of work experience.I have done my bachelors in Electrical Engineering scoring 76.7%. I want to do MBA in Energy Management from USA.Which Universities will you suggest??? & What will be their criteria???

  2. Satya Mishra on March 22, 2010 at 8:31 AM

    Satisfied with the answer. i have a question that if someone is 34 or 35 YEARS OLD,will he be older one in the US university campus if wish to do MS in Economics or Public Policy

    • HSB on March 22, 2010 at 8:47 AM

      Thats the difference between education in U.S. and India. Why does it matter if the person is 35 years old? In Indioa people will look at the person in different view, not the same in U.S. It's your life, why worry about what others think about you?

      – You will run into much older students in campus.

  3. neha on March 21, 2010 at 8:46 PM

    Dear Siddharth,

    You have indeed posed a very good question. one question that every youngster needs to ask himself/herself today is, why should I do an MBA? Everyone seems to be in an endless and sleep deprived race because they are not asking themselves the basic question, what are my strengths and my interests? One needs to be well aware in today's world what an MBA course entails and what an MS degree entails. I believe, the will to gain a technical insight at a post graduate level stems from within. It stems at a time when either you are finished with your graduation or you are in the final year of your graduation. Both the degrees/courses have their pros and cons. I would suggest, look at what you want from life. Where do you see yourself ahead? If you are keen on technical innovation, then MS is a good option, else MBA in case you want to widen your horizon and not really adapt to a specific field.

    • Shyam on January 29, 2011 at 1:30 AM

      Thanks a lot.. It makes so much sense. I want to ask you something. I am completing my UG (btech IT) this year from a univ in India. I'm placed in a leading IT company and am supposed to join it in a couple of months. But recently, i head from someone that,when applying for the top 10 universities for MS, a work experience in a non-research based IT job might be a turn-off in my resume. What do you think?

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