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

From: Luis de P.
Sent on: Tuesday, January 15, 2013 1:26 PM
Fox, an MBA:
1. DOES teach you about businesses, which effectively includes law and accounting, but not just that. If your partner did an MBA and they didn't teach him/her about business, you can sue the institution quite easily.
2. does NOT teach you how to survive in a boardroom. In fact, there's a personal interview in the selection process where, believe me here, if they just suspect you wouldn't survive in one, they will say thanks for coming and show you the door.

Alexander:
1. An MBA is made to create high profiles for big corporations. Very few small companies can compete with those in salary.
2. The biggest misconception about MBA is that people think it's a good to do an MBA before creating a startup, but this is not true. They won't teach you how to start a company. MBA profiles are taught techniques used to improve processes that have already been proved as profitable and repeatable (as those of any big corporation).

Cheers!


On 15 January[masked]:43, @sleepyfox <[address removed]> wrote:
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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