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Benefits of Dual Specialization in MBA

What is a Dual Specialization MBA Program?

When a student has a choice to choose two discreet courses during the same tenure of an MBA, its called a dual specialization. It may very well be that one of them is major and other is minor or they may be of equal weight.

In this world of business, the more versatile you are, the better the opportunities you are likely to get. Dual specialization has its advantages that are not so apparent. What people dont know is that these courses can help not only in getting jobs but also in becoming an entrepreneur.

Dual specialization was not so common a few years ago, but the trend changed. Market needed people with versatility and more and more domains were merged in dual specialization.


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Here Is The List Of The Dual Specialization Courses You Can Pursue:

Candidates can pursue MBA dual specialization in different modes i.e. full-time, part-time, online, executive and correspondence.

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Accounting and Taxation
  • Analytics and Finance
  • Analytics and Marketing
  • Analytics and Accounting
  • Cybersecurity and Logistics
  • Human Resource Management and Organizational Leadership
  • Marketing and Finance
  • Marketing an Operations Management
  • Marketing and Human Resource Management
  • Operations and Human Resource Management

Top 6 Benefits of Dual Specialization in MBA

The demand for dual specialization has spiked in recent years. Why it is so? Lets find out the a few advantages of dual specialisation in mba:

1. Market Trends

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The market is shifting constantly. When you have one specialization, you may fall into the trap of market hampering your chances as one sector may go down, but at the same time, another one might not. You can choose your specializations strategically so that you take the most advantage out of these marketing trends.

2. Job Security

Job Security

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When you are skilled in more things, it is a loss for an employer to fire you. Besides, an employee ardent in two skillsets is an asset to the organization.

Opting two specialization helps you get the best of two worlds. You can choose your favourite career path and still use the knowledge of other fields to enhance your work performance.

For example, an HR manager with the skills of finance will be much better equipped to handle the payroll and salary system than the one who isnt.

3. Wide Range of Opportunities

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With new domains and areas coming up, there is a dire need of management professionals across all sectors. Companies need strategist, managers and decision-makers higher in the hierarchy. And who is better suited to this than B-School pass-outs?

Dual specialization just improves your chances to get more versatile roles.

4. Networking

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In college itself, you get to study with people with different specialization. You make projects and case-studies with different people. During the internship, meeting different people makes your network bigger and stronger.

5. Become an Entrepreneur

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When you understand different parts of a business, it is easier for you to start your own business. You will be more than ready to tackle the challenges you face in your own business. Because you understand the limitations and strength of each aspect.

6. Career Shift

Career Shift

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It can be applied anywhere. When you are good at one thing. You are confident that you can excel at another. Thats why preparing for two domains and getting cleared through it makes you believe in yourself. So much so that you can easily make career shifts when you see the opportunity.

Key Takeaway

There is still some apprehension in students about going for dual specialization. Because a few years ago, recruiters wanted people who were focused on one domain only. But as time changed, so did their perspective.

Organizations now seek multi-skilled people as they are time-efficient and solve problems on a broader level rather than just going around one cause. However, with more specializations comes more responsibility. Meaning, you have got to study and focus on both of them equally so that you use your advantage to the fullest.

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