Saturday, July 19, 2014

MBA: the downside

News you can use: 5 reasons not to get an MBA

Pay attention to this one in particular: 

"Too many MBAs 
With the large number of weekend and online graduate business programs, the Bay Area has experienced a jump in MBA graduates. And with the MBA becoming more and more common, it has lost the prestige it once had."
To be sure, an MBA from Harvard Business School or Wharton still opens doors. But MBAs from second- and third-tier colleges have become commoditized.

This doesn't mean that you shouldn't get one. It does mean that you should carefully weigh the costs before jumping in.