MBA vs master’s degree: Which is the right choice for you?

MBA vs master’s degree: Which is the right choice for you?


Investing in your personal development and education can be the right move to position you for further job opportunities and to future-proof your career. A postgraduate degree from a renowned school provides you with the skills, network, and qualification to progress in your career. But will you go for a master's degree or an MBA? The QS Online MBA Event and Master's Event on October 7 can help you decide!

A master’s degree

Usually, a master’s degree is a consecutive course that builds on your previous undergraduate degree. One of the benefits of a master’s degree is the availability of a variety of different programmes for many scientific fields. Graduating with a Master of Arts or Master of Science makes you the expert in your field of studies and provides you with scientific knowledge. Most students start their master’s programme straight after completing their first degree. Thus, you enter the job market with a higher qualification and with a higher entry salary.


The Master of Business Administration (MBA) is targeted at professionals with, in most cases, a minimum of two years’ work experience. In contrast to a master’s degree, the MBA is non-consecutive, meaning that students come not only from business subjects but many more disciplines. Thus, the MBA classroom is much more diverse in terms of professional backgrounds, industries and experience.

Preparing you for future leadership, an MBA is a great qualification for employees who are looking at a career change or who aim to acquire the relevant leadership skills. This can be an engineer or IT specialist who will take on the lead of a team and is in need of not only scientific skills in business and management, but also soft skills. Case studies and industry projects as well as strong connections to companies are major key points of the MBA curriculum.

Meet business schools and universities online

Finding the degree and the university or business school that will match your interests and criteria is difficult with so many offers to choose from. Meet leading business schools and universities at the Netherlands’ exclusive online MBA Event and Master's Event on October 7, such as Cambridge, INSEAD, Imperial College, RSM, Maastricht, Vlerick, Antwerp Management School, ESSEC, Copenhagen BS, Warwick, WHU, and more.

Learn more about the admissions process, the benefits of each course and possible career opportunities. Each attendee will receive their own, personalised agenda matching their interests as well as the schools’ criteria.

Exclusive scholarship

Starting an MBA or master’s is a big commitment of your time, efforts and wallet. As an attendee of the QS events, you are eligible to apply for an exclusive scholarship to help you fund your studies.

Register now

Both events are free, but spaces are strictly limited, so make sure you are registered:



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