Value of the MBA

Chas. A. Barclay (
Fri, 18 Nov 1994 12:24:34 -1000

> If you are worried about that then maybe you ought to reconsider going for an
> MBA in the first place. I would suggest that you use your money and invest
> in a couple of Senge's seminars. That would be far better use. I have yet
> to see an MBA curriculum which has impressed me.

I completely disagree with Bob Lynch's post above.

There is not a Senge seminar in the world that will double your
income after you complete it, even in two years like an MBA will.
This is the premier professional degree for earning power. While Bob
certainly has witnessed some very dull programs, those are not the
rule at top tier schools.

And for crying out loud Senge teaches a very minor part of the
professional degree (org Behavior). Finance, marketing and
operations are critical to executive success. If you truly love
Senge's work and think that's all there really is, then go find an MS
program on Industrial Psychology, but if you want to learn about
business, then an MBA is the way to go.

Charles Barclay 2404 Maile Way
Dept. of Mgmt & Ind Relations Honolulu, HI 96822
University of Hawaii Fax: 808 956-2774 Phone: 808 956-8545

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