Comparison: MBA vs MSM

Master's in management vs. MBA degree

What’s the difference between a master of science in management (MSM) and a master of business administration (MBA)?

While the two degree programs share several traits, there are some distinct differences. Here, we will examine the two and draw some comparisons and contrasts.

What are the Differences Between an MBA and MSM?

Let’s begin with some of the differences between the MBA and MSM programs at Globe University.

Coursework: Our MBA and MSM programs feature a 25-week practicum, but MBA students choose between a business program and entrepreneurial business plan while MSM students prepare a business project for an existing company or organization.

Emphases: Both program allow you to choose an emphasis that focuses on a specific business sector. However, our MBA program gives students the chance to customize their degree by selecting certain electives.

Admissions: An MSM program application typically has experience or previous training in his or her area of emphasis. The MBA program is appropriate for all students looking to advance their careers or start up their own business.

What Do MSM and MBA Programs Have in Common?

Globe University’s MSM and MBA programs do share several traits. Among them:

  • A focus on the practical application of management theory
  • Year-round classes providing an accelerated (18-month) option
  • Designed to accommodate working professionals
  • Credit for prior work experience if it meets course objectives
  • Year-round admission

MBA and MSM Info

Globe University offers three master’s degrees that prepare students for organizational leadership and entrepreneurship.