When deciding whether you should do an MBA or MCS (MS in Computer Science) it’s best to consider what your main motivation is for doing a postgraduate degree.
An MBA may be preferable if you are interested in working in IT management, as you will learn about leadership, budgeting, marketing, and other business-related topics. However, if you are interested in a more technical path, it is best to find a degree program that expands your technical knowledge in an area of interest, such as database design or data security.
CS focuses on aspects of computer engineering, such as building new computers and websites, working with networks, repairing computers or even developing new programs and software for computers. This field will become one of the most sought-after degrees by many companies across the world. Because of this, there are many benefits to obtaining a computer science MS.
MBA degree holders tend to have high earnings. In 2015, the median starting salary for new MBAs was $100,000, according to an annual survey by the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).
However, if you decide to go down the technical route, becoming a technical specialist in a high demand technology will give you a huge advantage in the job market. You will also be rewarded with higher pay for your specialized skills.