Is Business Education Useful?

Knowledge and Intangibles Management

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?

  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. Although they were successful in their businesses, they agreed that by going for the degree would provide...

  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 time have undertaken formal training and education whether an initial business degree or course, wh...

  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 fundamentals of business and their immediate challenges, attention diverted by the latest fad, par...

  Hemant Vora, USA

Better Understanding of Surroundings

Usefulness of business education in daily professional life may be limited, however, its impact on one's perception of his or her surrounding and events changes and adds better understanding. That in ...

  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 decision faster, but additional experience is also essential. Today the business is changing very o...

  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 and applied is dependent on the individual just like any knowledge gained or skill learned. Educati...

  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 helps you to unlearn many things. If somebody uses this hidden agenda of learning to unlearn, he or ...

  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 higher education is in the learning skills you acquire. Critical thinking may come naturally to a few ...

  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 knowledge. It requires one to have much better knowledge of human relations and interactions. However MBA...

  lo, China

Is business education useful?

Actually in China, business education is useful. But choose the nessary one first...

Management Consultant, Qatar

The Education Business

Whether the business education is useful or not, educational institutions are doing good business. So, instead of attending business educational courses, you may spend time with those who are doing ed...

  Jagdish B Acharya
Consultant, India

Labels of Education Make Business Attractive

Education has three broad uses: - knowledge - discrimination power or wisdom to use knowledge - employability to obtain a job to use the previous two ones. The first two objectives are the basic p...

  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 technology and in markets, after which we need to revaluate and even start a recycling or a reinvention ...


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