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Do we Really Need the MBA?

Yesterday, a close friend of mine asked me ‘what next after this undergraduate degree? ‘ ……… The instant thought: doing a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) abroad, UK or France . I asked her , you, you gonna do your MBA at Indian Institute of Management (IIM) ? Surprisingly one do not want to have the MBA from India.

The question that I ask myself this morning: Do we Really Need the MBA? On one side of the argument is that business education is essential given the complexity of the field, whilst on the other hand, we have:

George Bush MBA

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4 responses

  1. I asked myself this question for years… (nearly 3 to be exact)
    But finally, I decided to go for some Microsoft certification exams, so as to be able to prove myself as someone technical, skillful and experienced in the technologies aim in the exams.

    MBA asks you for 2 years experience, preferably. But will you really need a “Masters in Business Administration” as a guy with 2 years experience? Most probably, you won’t have anybody or perhaps only one or two guys down you in the hierarchy.

    So, I think *after much thought*, better be a proven resource to increase your market value and “matrise” of the technologies with which you work.

    In your opinion, do you think u need an mba, now?

    17 April, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    • Hi Yashvin!
      During my Practical Training 2009, I met the Lead Mobile Developer (who is the first M’tian having made an iPhone app available for Free on the App Store and who lives at Triolet 🙂 ) who was also expressing his intention to do an MBA after near 3-5 years in development.

      I think if an MBA (Specialisation Information Systems or IT) or a CITP (Chartered IT Professional) is necessary if one want to climb to the ladder to middle management and eventually top management level. If an MBA programme is here to equip you with business education on: Strategic Thinking, Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Change Management, Innovation & Creativity, Finance, Marketing to maybe help you become the Chief Information Officer of the organisation, then why not?

      Maybe with more years of experience and with new opportunities arising, you will find yourself doing an executive-MBA at a Top Business School like Lancaster University Management School?

      18 April, 2010 at 8:48 am

  2. Exactly what I said. It is not logical to go for an MBA just after you finished your undergraduate.

    18 April, 2010 at 10:00 am

  3. Chintu

    Also, if you have a look at:

    Click to access MBA%20Brochure.pdf

    You will find that in the Entry Requirements of MBA, minimum age is 26 years old and 3 years of appropriate experience is required.

    22 April, 2010 at 6:56 pm

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