Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Master of Nothing

Matthew Stewart doesn't think much of the M.B.A. degree.

Isn't it just a little suspicious, after all, that the sector that showed the greatest appetite for MBAs was the most grotesquely mismanaged?

The truth is that the relevance of the technical training allegedly offered by the MBA was always overblown.....The empirical evidence on the contribution of the MBA to individual career performance seems to bear this out—mainly because it doesn't exist.

This brings to mind the fact that George W. Bush has an M.B.A. (from Harvard,no less); the only President so far to have one.