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To MBA or not?

March 12th, 2010 · 2 Comments

On a recent flight to Ahmedabad on my way to attend a workshop on “Managing IT Projects” at the mecca of b school’s iim-a, I had an oppurtunity to read the jan issue of Harvard Business Review Asia.

The article “the best performing ceos in the world” caught my eye. Of the 50 ceos mentioned 35 of them didn’t have a mba degree! On average the top 50 ceos increased the wealth of their shareholders by $48.2 billion.

It was found ceos who were promoted from inside the company tended to have stronger performance than those brought in from the outside.

I do have a couple of friends who have got their b school degrees and bring a lot of value on the table. Their thinking is more progressive and better equipped to deal with challenges… The question I would want to ask is how important do you think a mba degree is? Since I don’t have one it would be difficult for me to comment on this but am curious.

I shall blog about my experience soon… tilll then do drop in your views…


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2 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nilima // Mar 17, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Hi good day! A post after a long time :). I had the same question on my mind too. So far i have concluded on: Once ur in an organisation learn all the ropes/tricks/gyaan,… If you can combine it with a b degree, then gr8. When getting the b degree it helps you, after u get it it helps u even more ;).

    Chooose the time, b school, the field u want to major in carefully. Thats more imp than just getting a degree.

    wat say?

  • 2 Kanika // Mar 23, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Indeed a thought to be pondered upon, well the way the students of these B schools market their placement season is itself an interesting case study…For example a very unique and interesting way which the Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communications students have used social media networking to kick start their placements is worth watching for….to check do visit SIMC Communicate on Facebook, You-Tube, Twitter…. an interesting video of SIMC Batch 2010..

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