[thechat] MBA -- any use?

Martin Burns martin at easyweb.co.uk
Thu Dec 5 07:29:00 CST 2002

On Thu, 5 Dec 2002, Ashok Hariharan wrote:

> A cousin of mine is going for an international mba program in europe at a
> pretty
> good school -- though he is in a major quandary.  The guy has to cough up a
> major
> chunk of money to pay for the MBA -- because of that he is in a quandary
> as to whether business school is really worth the investment...

Will it make him better at the stuff he does? Doubtful.
Will it help him get better paying jobs in certain commercial sectors? If
the programmes reputation is any good, probably.

Having an MBA is as much a personal branding, big tick on the CV, thing
than an educational experience (although a good MBA will give students
international work exposure, but that again is CV-building material)


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 become mere sounds, their etymology being
 buried, like so many of the earth's marvels,
 beneath the dust of habit." - Salman Rushdie

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