Is an MSBA suitable for Chemical Engineering?

Asked by Kishan Solanki almost 2 years ago

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Manash Bhattacharjee

Manash Bhattacharjee

Second year Undergraduate Student at Loughborough University

It really depends on what your interests are and what kind of MS in Business Analytics (MSBA) course you chose. I mean we all can see that business analytics is very different from a subject like chemical engineering. But even so there are things that can help you here. Otherwise why would universities abroad allow students from different backgrounds to apply for MSBA programs?

First of all, having a different bachelor's degree doesn't really matter (I assume you have a degree in chemical engineering in your bachelors). Because the real specialization you get is from a master degree. In your undergraduate studies, you are just taught the basics of any subject area. It is not mandatory to follow the same field for the rest of your life.

On the contrary , having different skills at your disposal can grant you access to many new opportunities. Because in current times, upskilling is the most relevant thing. If you are limited to one area of expertise only, it will limit you. Having different skill sets allows one to work in different sectors, It builds a learning attitude. Besides all this general talk, there is one technical element that you can explore.

Chemical engineering is a STEM degree. Now, an MBA degree can also be STEM designated. It is popular for universities abroad to offer STEM courses in business analytics. Therefore I would suggest you to go for such courses in MSBA. WIth our background and understanding, your application will be given more thoughts compared to some general applications.

Also, with an MSBA, you can get access to areadlike analytics in chemical engineering, o&g, pharma/biopharma, materials etc. If you look deeply there are many good things you can get in this situation. In the end, it's all up to you what you decide. If you want an MSBA, go for it.


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