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Very interesting post and one I totally agree with even though I am currently in the final year of my MBA studies. Personally, I am doing the MBA primarily to increase my personal knowledge and also to improve myself. Secondly, I am doing it to help me to do my current role better. On both these counts I feel the investment of both my own time and money has been well worth it. As for career progression, as you say, when you get to the stage of your career that I am at achievements and experience are more important than pieces of paper. However, as you point out, it is always useful to have some recent learning on your CV to show you haven't stagnated or believe that you have nothing left to learn. A Postgraduate Certificate or even learning a new language would demonstrate that. Having said that, I would say that I have found my MBA learning extremely interesting. Not only have I learned a lot that will help me in my life, current role and future career, but I have also met many people from varied backgrounds who have given me different perspectives. I would recommend that the IT professional that you refer to above carries on with his pursuit of a higher degree, even if his motives are flawed. I reckon that once started they will enjoy it for the above mentioned reasons.
Toggle Commented Feb 14, 2010 on That higher degree at BankerVision
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