In recent times I have seen more companies developing a bad taste for MBAs. I have personally advised few of my friends not to enroll for MBA programs (correspondence mainly) as they could go with more inline courses. MBA is (or was) a buzz degree.
Here are some of the thoughts at Bnet about MBA programs:
- Five Hard Truths About the MBA:
- Hard Truth No. 1: The ROI isnâ€™t what it used to be.
- Hard Truth No. 2: The training has become too theoretical.
- Hard Truth No. 3: Some of the people skills needed to be a manager today canâ€™t be taught in the business school environment.
- Hard Truth No. 4: MBA programs propagate management fads.
- Hard Truth No. 5: The pressure to succeed inside MBA programs has weakened safeguards against cheating.
- The Secret Guide to the MBA Curriculum:
- What Executives Really Think of MBAs:
- Value the Program, Not the Degree
- Hard-Working, High-Maintenance
- Dropouts Make Better Entrepreneurs
- Practical Experience Is a Necessary Foundation for Theory
- Salespeople Donâ€™t Need MBAs
- MBAs in IT
â€œYou Harvard guys donâ€™t know crap about the way businesses really run.â€ – Howard Woolf, then a director of marketing at DEC, to a trio of consultants with Harvard MBAs as overheard by the author. Woolf is now president of the Converged Billing Solution Group at Comverse, a $1 billion-a-year provider of multimedia services.
- Three New Yearâ€™s Resolutions for MBA Students:
- Get (more) comfortable with public speaking.
- Dial back on the procrastination.
- Stop relying on school for the easy excuse.
- Three Things I Wish Iâ€™d Known Before Starting Grad School:
- Donâ€™t stress over not having a business background.
- Three hours of class time at the end of a workday isnâ€™t as bad as it sounds.
- Earning an MBA means more than mastering the coursework.
- Finding the Value in Wasted Time: