Here are two interesting articles, neither of which would be interesting enough on its own, but together they make a relevant point.
First, an opinion piece at the reputable Economist declares that MBAs are not worth bothering with, for a variety of reasons:
... business is fundamentally about two things, innovating and selling, and that most MBA programmes teach neither.
And along comes Steve Blank with an article pointing out that:
- 12-year olds can learn how to run a successful business.
- "It's best taught as a full immersion, 'get out of the building, make it, sell it and do it' experience"
So perhaps MBAs are still relevant, but they should pivot to the 12-year old market...
A great many entrepreneurs also feel that MBAs are not really worth the time. If you want to learn how to run a business, the best place to do so is on the job, running a business.