What is the appropriate way to characterize a second MBA specialization I am pursuing, for purposes of resumes or job applications?


I completed a general MBA (no specialization) three years ago.  I am now pursuing a specialization in Health Industry Leadership at the same university.  Because my MBA work was relatively recent, I am not having to re-take 18 hours of core master-level classes again, but am taking only the remaining 18 hours of specialty classes.  I can't get a consistent answer as to whether, upon completion of this specialization, I should list this as a second MBA, or a some other more appropriate designation.


My resume currently states my education this way:

Master of Business Administration, Regis University - Denver, Colorado 2009

Bachelor of Science in Management/Computer Science, Houston Baptist University - Houston, Texas 1984


I'm not looking for a discussion on the merits of an MBA or an additional specialization, but merely for suggestions as to how to properly document the achievement, once completed.


Thank you in advance!

ProcReg's picture

"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed." - Theodore Roosevelt

"Public opinion is a weak tyrant to that of private thought." HD Thoreau Walden

think this would be effective:


    Concentration  X  YYYY

    Concentration  Z  YYYY

Get a definitive if it's two seperate MBA's. I wouldn't think so; I tried that with undergrad courses when I took several accounting courses after my master's degree.

 Always ask! You might be surprised by the answer!