Forum: General Forum (3 Comments)

MA vs MSc

  • Posted by - Assolute - on 3 September 2012 - 4:53am

    Just wondering the difference between the MA in Management and the MSc in Management.

    Thanks in advance,

    • Posted by - Assolute - on 4 September 2012 - 1:54am

      Thank you for the reply, definitely cleared the air for me :)

    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 3 September 2012 - 11:48am

      Hi Michael,

      thank you for your question. There is no official or formal difference.

      Historically, a Master of Science relates more to natural science disciplines (and hence more to empirical science) while the Master of Arts refers to humanities. Therefore often times MSc in Management programs require a first degree in business or economics (reflecting the empirical science approach) while MA in Management programs are more open to graduates from other disciplines.

      Often times, however, does not mean always. Therefore, I suggest to ignore the title (whether MSc or MA) and instead look at the requirements (who is eligible for the program?).