MBA in Systems Management or MCA-Which course is better?


MBA in Systems Management

The integration of management with technology is what is generally covered in the course- MBA in Systems Management. This 2 year program would enable students to have a systemic view of problems and address them using a technology solution.  A candidate who seeks to join the MBA course in system management is desired to have a degree in BCA or engineering. Those students who have a graduate degree in Information Technology are also eligible to apply.

Admission is through exam, group discussion and interview. There are many job opportunities for students pursuing MBA in system management. Many leading IT firms take in students for the posts of

  • Business Analyst
  • System Analyst
  • Technology Manager
  • Project Manager, so on

A few of the leading institutes in India that offer courses in MBA system management are Management Development Institute, Gurgaon, IIM’s, Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune and many more.


The main intent of MCA course is to provide students with knowledge in software designing and basic knowledge in different computer applications. Students who have finished BCA or engineering can apply for this course. There are numerous career opportunities available for candidates who have completed their studies. Many leading IT firms of the private sector like Oracle, Wipro, IBM, TCS, etc offers excellent career opportunities to candidates with an MCA degree. Their roles could be

  • Software Engineer
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Technical Analyst
  • Technical Support Executive/Manager
  • Development Manager, so on

In addition to this, students of MCA can also get good jobs with the Government sector. The UPSC carries out an entrance exam annually for recruiting candidates into the administration sector of the Indian Government.

Key Difference between MBA in Systems Management and MCA

While the systems specialization basically deals with system design and system development project management, MCA deals with system development. Individuals of MBA Systems basically deals with talking to customers, understanding the business requirements, convert requirements to a system design, and test the system whether it meets customer requirements. In addition to this, they also manage the system development project. A person of MCA basically does the technical piece, i.e. they develop system using tools like Java, C, and C++ etc. It is also their duty to get into other technical things like database administration, system maintenance.

Which course is better?

Students who want to pursue a management career in technology companies can opt for MBA in Systems Management and those who like pursue a technical career in software engineering and development can go for MCA course.



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8 Responses to “MBA in Systems Management or MCA-Which course is better?”

  1. 8
    praveen sharma:

    I’m greaguate i want to do mba i want to knw about scope of mba nd about Total admisation fees in mba (banking&financial)

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    praveen sharma:

    Total admisation fees in mba (banking&financial)

  3. 6
    deepak gosavi:

    I am student of mba 1st year & graduate in bcs so i would like u to sepacif that i shall do mba in systems or in operation sepalization?

  4. 5

    i wanna know about the difference between mba(IT),AND MBA(SYSTEMS).i’ve done my graduation in bsc(bio-tech) and a 1year PG- diploma in COMPUTER-APPLICATIONS.So can i take mba(systems) now?

  5. 4
    mohamed idris:

    it is valuable course?

  6. 3
    md afsar:

    i md afsar , i want to do mba in system after bca. is it good for me or not give me advice about it please.

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    kiran bhokre:

    How is the scope of MBA in System management as compare to other MBA specializations like marketing, HR etc. ? and if a candidate having degree in MBA System Management as system related to IT sector, is he eligible for the recruitment (interviews) which are for Computer Science Engg., IT Engg. , or MCA candidates ? kindly reply me u r answer.

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    kiran bhokre:

    how is the scope of mba in system as compare to other mba specializations ? and if a candidate having degree in mba in system managment is he eligible for the campus interview or other interviews which are for computer science engg. or MCA candidates ?