Is Business Education Useful?




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Michael T, USA

Is Business Education Useful?

25,000 new business books are published annually along with millions of business articles. Thousands of business schools graduate over a million MBA students each year.
Still I wonder: is all this knowledge gained from business education actually remembered and applied, considering the immensity and complexity of the topics, and the limited human capacity to store and use all of this information?
 

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Bill, USA
 

Business Education Gives Some Recollection

I asked a similar question when I was going for my MBA and posed it to a group of young CEOs. Altho... Sign up

 
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AntoinetteSW, UK
 

Business Education Takes you Back to Basics

Business education is essential; most people in middle and senior roles within business will at some... Sign up

 
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Brendan Dunphy
Business Consultant, France
 

Disappointed MBA's...

I think one downside of the mountain of books and education is that practitioners lose sight of the ... Sign up

 
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Hemant Vora, USA
 

Better Understanding of Surroundings

Usefulness of business education in daily professional life may be limited, however, its impact on o... Sign up

 
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Natalia, Russia
 

Continuous Business Education is Most Important

I am convinced: employees with MSc, MBA or any other relevant business education can make a business... Sign up

 
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Bena Dookie-Shah, Trinidad and Tobago
 

Business Education Helps us in our Personal Lives

@Natalia : I agree that continuous business education is important. The amount that is remembered a... Sign up

 
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KK Verma
Director, India
 

Education Helps Unlearning. Which is Useful

'Use of all this information' is a very huge question. Actually from my point of view, any learning ... Sign up

 
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Phil Harrison, Canada
 

Acquiring Learning Skills

I think it is a mistake to focus on remembering the readings and lecture notes. The real value of hi... Sign up

 
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Jagdish B Acharya
Consultant, India
 

Business Challenges Require More than MBA

Business challenges require more than what any course like MBA may cover as harmonised body of knowl... Sign up

 
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lo, China
 

Is Business Education Useful?

Actually in China, business education is useful. But choose the necessary one first.... Sign up

 
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Rafiudeen
Management Consultant, Qatar
 

The Education Business

Whether the business education is useful or not, educational institutions are doing good business. S... Sign up

 
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Jagdish B Acharya
Consultant, India
 

Degrees and Labels Make Business Schools Attractive

Education has three broad uses: - Acquire knowledge - Discrimination power or wisdom to use knowle... Sign up

 
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Miguel Chavez Olivares
Consultant, Mexico
 

Business Education, Degrees and Knowledge

In these topics a life cycle exists. There is a devalaution process depending of the changes in tech... Sign up

 
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Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands
 

Formal Business Education is Useful But Has Limitations

Of course, getting a traditional business / management education at a university or a business schoo... Sign up

 
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Cecilia Medina
Student (MBA), Mexico
 

Only an MBA is not Enough

@Miguel Chavez: I am agreeing with you. When I was young I studied Industrial Engineering and I work... Sign up

 
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Srikumar Varma
India
 

On #3: No Need for Retaining Everything in your Mind

@Jaap de Jonge: Different businesses need different approaches but this doesn't mean one has to lear... Sign up

 
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Anonymous
 

Co-Create Realities

@Bill: The immensity of knowledge accumulation becomes relevant at the moment you need it. One of th... Sign up

 
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Helen Strong
Business Consultant, South Africa
 

Business Education is More than Information

Agree with @Phil Harrison. As long as you invest in continuous personal development to keep up with ... Sign up

 
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Hans Joergen Pedersen
Analyst, Denmark
 

A Business Education is Like a Coat Rack or Furniture

Learning without applying what you learn is a genuine waste of time. So no, then it's not useful. An... Sign up

 
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Ronald Ainsbury
Coach, New Zealand
 

Get a Job First

The obvious answer is surely "Yes, business education is useful." A more interesting question might... Sign up

 
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augustus eli
Manager
 

Priority Problems

There are only a limited number of entrepreneurs in society, and most of them are not the ones bargi... Sign up

 
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Maurice Hogarth
Consultant, United Kingdom
 

The Usefulness of Business Education Results from its Use (Use it or Lose It)

Is business education useful? Presumably this will depend on whether that "education" is used; so, ... Sign up

   

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