After engineering, engineers choose an MBA

MBA or Master?

MBA and Master in brief

The abbreviation “MBA” stands for Master of Business Administration and is the second academic degree that can be obtained according to the Bologna Process. As a rule, Bachelor graduates with professional experience can opt for an MBA course. An MBA program is characterized by a generalist, professional training in business and management out. It is true that many MBA courses now offer versatile specialization options However, the focus of all courses is on management training. Graduates often take on a management position with responsibility.

Also the master is, after the Bologna Process, the second academic level of education that can be aspired to after a Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree programs have names such as Master of Arts (M.A.) or Master of Science (M.Sc.). From a formal point of view, an MBA and a master’s degree are the same, both are equivalent university degrees. In practice this is often different. There are noticeable differences between a “normal” master’s degree and an MBA, especially in terms of content and after graduation. What exactly these differences are, we will explain below.

University tip


The IU offers you multi-faceted MBA courses, such as Business Administration or Clinical Research Management. You can complete the courses entirely online. You can find all the details in the information material.