Top MBA Streams in the World

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Srishti Chatterjee
Study Abroad Expert
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 17:00 IST

Top MBA Streams in the World

Choosing which stream to specialize in can be a difficult process for students as Indian students don’t know how different the course structure will be at foreign university. It is very important for you to consider their career goals and professional development before choosing an MBA specialization. If you know what you are looking for in your career, then it gets a lot easier to find the right specialization. Here are top 10 specializations that are the most popular and in-demand across the world.

1. Finance

MBA in finance prepares you in various subjects like budgeting, costing, International finance, Capital Management etc. After studying these subjects the student becomes specialized in financial management which enables working in finance department of organizations.

2. Marketing

MBA in marketing is a dynamic, competitive subject that helps a student understand consumer behavior, market, advertising and other important fields. The prospective student needs to have excellent communication skills, an undying zeal to excel in marketing and resource mobilization skills.

3. Human Resource

This specialization includes diversity, labor markets and emerging economics, mergers and acquisitions and international leadership. If you have good communication skills, are social, have good personality, and are dependable as well as confident, then MBA in Human Resource is for you.

4. Operations

This stream helps you understand production management or shop floor management. You learn how process flows are maintained, develop vendor and inter-departmental relationships. Most students who have done their graduation in engineering go for MBA in Operations as it gives them edge over others in product development and designing and process optimization.

5. International Business

MBA in International Business provides an in-depth understanding of organizational competences required by the students for international operations, including specialized functions such as international marketing, import- export laws, finance etc. This degree is not like other MBA degrees where you study general subject first and then select a specialization. From the first day, the focus of all subjects is on international business.

6. Information Technology

MBA in IT is designed to educate and develop potential managers who effectively manage the planning, design, implementation, selection, usage and administration of information and communications technologies. Some prior knowledge about the IT industry is required to pursuing this specialization. IT graduates play essential roles designing and implementing hardware and software solutions for business problems.

7. Supply Chain Management

This specialization includes inventory management, warehousing and transportation of various materials as required by a client or a company. Supply chain Management specialization can be done by graduates of any stream.

8. Health Care Management

MBA in healthcare covers core business skills and practices in the health care industry. But it focuses on the particular issues managers may encounter in managerial roles such as hospital administrators, insurance-company executives, medical practice managers etc.

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Srishti Chatterjee
Study Abroad Expert

Srishti has spent six years in the Education industry helping study abroad aspirants draft their application documents for their dream universities. Experienced in creating impressive SOP, LOR, and Essays, she knows... Read Full Bio



4 years ago

It's Great Instead of just mentioning the specializations, you have also explained about them. It would be of immense help for aspiring students. Also I have put up a list of Best MBA Colleges in Bangalore, You can have a look of it at

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