MBA? PROs and CONs for Individuals, Companies and Society

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Paula Kokare
Project Manager, Switzerland
Management researcher Yehuda Baruch has analyzed benefits and costs of MBA degrees. He classifies the impacts of an MBA in three categories: the individual level, company level and society as a whole. INDIVIDUAL PROS: The main advantages gained during MBA studies attributable to individual themselves include additional: Knowledge Skills Personal competencies Network of contacts Prestige attached to gaining the “MBA” title. CONS: Individual costs, however, consist of the: Financial investments Opportunity cost of the time dedicated for the studies. The value added to individuals already having a first degree made in general management to highly focused professional roles and to high rank executives has been often disputed. COMPANY PROS: Investing in MBAs is seen as utilization and development of their tangible and intangible asset base by organizations in order to achieve their strategic goals. Main advantages gained by organizations from suc (...) Read more? Sign up for free

  Jaap de Jonge
Editor, Netherlands

The Value of an MBA for Leaders and Managers

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  nan zeng
Project Manager, China

The Value of an MBA Depends on the Candidates' Education Background

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Professor, Ukraine

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  Tom Wilson
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  Luisa Pineda Martinez

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  Tom Wilson
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Director, New Zealand

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  Paula Kokare
Project Manager, Switzerland

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Lecturer, India

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  Jaap de Jonge
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