MIS vs MBA (I.T.) from Australian University


Hey
I have some queries regarding MBA vs MIS . I have completed my B.E in I.T. (2006) from State University scoring 70 %(3.2 GPA), currently having 8.5 years of experience as Business Analyst/Consultant/QA with 2 US MNC's(fortunate 500 companies) . I am planning to pursue my Masters outside India .
I met few counselor's ,one of them suggested me to go for either MIS or MBA in Information Technology as this will give justification to my IT experience plus my aspiration of staying in IT field . My primary aim is to hit management positions in IT and not so interested in HR/Finance domain . They told me there is no point to go for Master's in Computer Science after 8+ yrs of experience.I have not yet given GMAT/GRE and TOFELL/IELTS. I will be writing my GMAT in November.
Can you please suggest me
1. is MIS related to management with IT subjects ? ( saw few universities course and feel that MIS would help me more )
2. What is difference in MIS and MBA in IT? ( since IT/Project management specialization will come in second year with general MBA , is it more focused to IT vs MIS ? )
3. Job prospect of MIS and MBA in IT ?( How do top Employers see 8.5 yrs + MIS vs 8.5yrs + MBA(I.T.) and future prospects ? )
4. If i choose MIS / MBA in which my work experience will act as added advantage ? Which will benefit more? ( MIS will give more justification to my work ex or MBA ?)
6. GMAT score can be used for both MIS / MBA ?
Thanks in advance !!

Hey
I have some queries regarding MBA vs MIS . I have completed my B.E in I.T. (2006) from State University scoring 70 %(3.2 GPA), currently having 8.5 years of experience as Business Analyst/Consultant/QA with 2 US MNC's(fortunate 500 companies) . I am planning to pursue my Masters outside India .
I met few counselor's ,one of them suggested me to go for either MIS or MBA in Information Technology as this will give justification to my IT experience plus my aspiration of staying in IT field . My primary aim is to hit management positions in IT and not so interested in HR/Finance domain . They told me there is no point to go for Master's in Computer Science after 8+ yrs of experience.I have not yet given GMAT/GRE and TOFELL/IELTS. I will be writing my GMAT in November.
Can you please suggest me
1. is MIS related to management with IT subjects ? ( saw few universities course and feel that MIS would help me more )
2. What is difference in MIS and MBA in IT? ( since IT/Project management specialization will come in second year with general MBA , is it more focused to IT vs MIS ? )
3. Job prospect of MIS and MBA in IT ?( How do top Employers see 8.5 yrs + MIS vs 8.5yrs + MBA(I.T.) and future prospects ? )
4. If i choose MIS / MBA in which my work experience will act as added advantage ? Which will benefit more? ( MIS will give more justification to my work ex or MBA ?)
6. GMAT score can be used for both MIS / MBA ?
Thanks in advance !!
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Duncan

I think you can answer these questions yourself with a little research. It's easy to compare the curricula of the different courses and, using LinkedIn, to compare the outcomes of people who have taken them. You'll see that few MIS courses ask for the GMAT, while the best MBAs do. You'll also see that the best MBAs require work experience, unlike masters degrees in MIS.

I think you can answer these questions yourself with a little research. It's easy to compare the curricula of the different courses and, using LinkedIn, to compare the outcomes of people who have taken them. You'll see that few MIS courses ask for the GMAT, while the best MBAs do. You'll also see that the best MBAs require work experience, unlike masters degrees in MIS.
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Consider your career goals and what you want to do after graduation: If you already have a bachelor's degree in IT and experience in the field, really consider whether or not you actually need a specialized degree in the field.

Also: My sense is that with over 8 years experience, you'll be a bit out of place in a cohort of MIS students, many of whom will be fresh out of their undergraduate studies. The cohorts at a ranked MBA program, like the ones offered by MGSM, AGSM, and Melbourne Business Schools, will probably be more your speed. Plus, one of these MBAs will most likely give you better career growth potential.

Consider your career goals and what you want to do after graduation: If you already have a bachelor's degree in IT and experience in the field, really consider whether or not you actually need a specialized degree in the field.

Also: My sense is that with over 8 years experience, you'll be a bit out of place in a cohort of MIS students, many of whom will be fresh out of their undergraduate studies. The cohorts at a ranked MBA program, like the ones offered by MGSM, AGSM, and Melbourne Business Schools, will probably be more your speed. Plus, one of these MBAs will most likely give you better career growth potential.
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