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The Master of Business Administration

(MBA or M.B.A.) is a postgraduate degree in business administration, which attracts
people from a wide range of academic disciplines. The MBA designation originated
in the United States, emerging from the late 19th century as the country
industrialized and companies sought out scientific approaches to management. The
core courses in the MBA program are designed to introduce students to the various
areas of business such as accounting, marketing, human resources, operations
management, etc. Students in some MBA programs have the option to select an
area or multiple areas of concentration and focus approximately one-third of their
studies in this subject.

Accreditation bodies exist specifically for MBA programs to ensure consistency and
quality of graduate business education, and business schools in many countries
offer MBA programs tailored to full-time, part-time, executive, and distance learning
students, with specialized concentrations