Re: [ljc] MBA for Software Developers...?

From: @sleepyfox
Sent on: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 12:38 PM
Having been the partner of someone who went through an MBA, and having seen all of the course material, I would venture that an MBA will teach you more about corporate law and accounting than it will teach you how to actually run a business.

If you want to learn how to run a business, then start a business. An MBA teaches you how to survive in the highly rarified atmosphere of the Fortune 500 corporate boardroom, which is not the same thing at all.

Fox
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On 15 January[masked]:45, Wesley Hall <[address removed]> wrote:
Alex,

My experience has been that MBAs are pretty useful for impressing other people that have MBAs. I don't mean that half as cynical as it sounds (though perhaps slightly more than not cynical at all ;)).

This is not unusual for any specialist qualification. When two people have been through basically the same syllabus, it means they will mostly use the same language in the same way and understand each other. It's handy to have confirmation of this demonstrated with three simple letters on a CV, or mentioned in a meeting.

So my advice, for what it might be worth, is if you have aspirations to impress people that already hold MBAs, have at it.

Wes


On Mon, Jan 14, 2013 at 10:26 AM, alexander sharma <[address removed]> wrote:
Hi Everyone

I am very interested in your thoughts about why a software developer should consider an MBA.
I am considering this move and wanted to ask what some of the positive aspects of such a move would be.

Thank you in advance

Alex




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