There are a great many different kinds of Master of Business Administration. By examining the syllabus it is possible to distinguish between general and specialist MBAs:

General MBAs

It equip students with the theoretical-practical knowledge and tools which will allow them to work in positions of responsibility within an organization. A general overview of the different functional areas of a company is given.       

Specialist MBAs

Those programmes which prepare the student for taking up positions of responsibility within specific areas of an organization, such as Marketing, Finance, Human Resources, International Business Administration, and so forth.