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Old 03-31-2010, 02:31 PM   #1
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Default Do you need to write a thesis for an mba?

Do all grad programs make you write a thesis? Specifically an MBA?
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I thought mostly PhD people write papers... I didn't write one when I got my MS
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:34 PM   #3
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I did not have to.
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:35 PM   #4
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I did for mine...
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:41 PM   #5
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My bro-in law doesn't have to. I don't have to write one for my MS but I do have to do a large project for it.
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:44 PM   #7
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Most MBA's dont have to write a thesis, but have to take additional credits to fill that requirement. For an MS in a practical major, ie CS, CE, etc, you will have to have a thesis. Mine just got approved for defense today!
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I think it depends on what you want to do with your degree. I was looking at MS programs for a little while and it seemed like you had the option of doing a thesis or a project. I can't remember why, but I do remember reading that there is some reason to select a thesis over a project, and it may have something to do with where you intend to go academically.
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ok thanks for the info guys. i didn't think MBAs required one, but someone just told me otherwise. SHE is obviously mistaken lol. i hope
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Most MBA's dont have to write a thesis, but have to take additional credits to fill that requirement. For an MS in a practical major, ie CS, CE, etc, you will have to have a thesis. Mine just got approved for defense today!
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MS = thesis/research/project that is reviewed by a committee of professors/faculty.
MA = comprehensive exam usually involving a giant multiple choice exam or multiple essay questions.

this is generally how it's done but some schools will give you a MS depending on the difficulty of the degree.
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It varies from school to school and program to program. Figure out where you want to go first then check their website or call them.
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Thanks, I've been working on it long enough that I know it pretty well and should be able to present it.
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It varies from school to school and program to program. Figure out where you want to go first then check their website or call them.
This.

Plus, some programs have a thesis track and a non-thesis track. Basic research on the programs' websites will tell you the requirements.
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science majors have a master thesis, Humanities majors also have a master thesis.

Some colleges even make there seniors write a senior thesis on there major.

Its totally dependent on the school you goto.
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