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Should those who develop Software do an MBA?

Survey period: 9 Sep 2013 to 16 Sep 2013

An interesting post in the Harvard Business Review asks if MBAs should learn to code. Let's turn it around. (Suggested by Manas Bhardwaj)

Yes for Business / Functional Analysts50235.83502 votes, 35.83%
Yes for Solutions Architects30221.56302 votes, 21.56%
Yes for Developers18112.92181 votes, 12.92%
Yes for Project Managers42130.05421 votes, 30.05%
Yes for Product / Business Unit Managers52337.33523 votes, 37.33%
No to all.56039.97560 votes, 39.97%
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%

Generalnot at all Pin
SOHAM GANDHI3-Feb-14 6:39
memberSOHAM GANDHI3-Feb-14 6:39 
GeneralShould-those-who-develop-Software-do-an-MBA Pin
Khandwawala Hatim14-Oct-13 22:26
professionalKhandwawala Hatim14-Oct-13 22:26 
GeneralNo to all Pin
ridoy13-Sep-13 6:10
professionalridoy13-Sep-13 6:10 
Generali am always amazed by those who believe they need to be taught how to run business/projects Pin
devvvy12-Sep-13 19:49
memberdevvvy12-Sep-13 19:49 
GeneralNO Pin
Aarti Meswania11-Sep-13 22:31
memberAarti Meswania11-Sep-13 22:31 
GeneralRe: NO Pin
Forogar13-Sep-13 8:08
memberForogar13-Sep-13 8:08 
GeneralThose needs to do Business Administration Pin
rk_prabakar11-Sep-13 21:21
memberrk_prabakar11-Sep-13 21:21 
GeneralYes for Project Managers Pin
CPallini11-Sep-13 10:03
mvpCPallini11-Sep-13 10:03 
GeneralIt might help for interpreting management speak Pin
Peter Mulholland11-Sep-13 6:29
memberPeter Mulholland11-Sep-13 6:29 
GeneralLet’s turn it back (or not) Pin
drdigit10-Sep-13 12:55
memberdrdigit10-Sep-13 12:55 
AnswerCommodified Educations Pin
Sir Spazalot10-Sep-13 9:00
memberSir Spazalot10-Sep-13 9:00 
GeneralNo, but ... Pin
Member 908236510-Sep-13 4:17
memberMember 908236510-Sep-13 4:17 
GeneralIf You want to manage, not develop Pin
Member 1026466310-Sep-13 4:15
memberMember 1026466310-Sep-13 4:15 
GeneralIt depends Pin
ihoecken9-Sep-13 22:03
professionalihoecken9-Sep-13 22:03 
GeneralEducation is overrated... Pin
Naerling9-Sep-13 20:03
memberNaerling9-Sep-13 20:03 
GeneralRe: Education is overrated... Pin
CPallini11-Sep-13 10:06
mvpCPallini11-Sep-13 10:06 
GeneralIt depends... Pin
ravithejag9-Sep-13 19:28
memberravithejag9-Sep-13 19:28 
GeneralIt is a good idea Pin
Rahul Rajat Singh9-Sep-13 17:26
mvpRahul Rajat Singh9-Sep-13 17:26 
I think having an MBA in information systems is a good idea for everyone dealing with software development. I have done MBA in information systems in 2011 and I am still coding(and other technical stuff).

IMO, having an MBA gives developers a different perspective, The perspective of looking at software as business solutions. Most developers tend to think about the code and application without having the holistic view of the business application or schedules, deadlines, estimates. Studying about why these other things matter gives an edge to the developers and they can actually start thinking themselves as internal entrepreneurs(with a code to sell internally) in the organization rather than mere developers.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream. Discover.

GeneralThoughts Pin
PIEBALDconsult9-Sep-13 16:18
professionalPIEBALDconsult9-Sep-13 16:18 
GeneralIf your answer is not "No to all." Pin
Anand Ranjan Pandey9-Sep-13 10:13
professionalAnand Ranjan Pandey9-Sep-13 10:13 
GeneralAn MBA is useful, depending on your role Pin
Erik Burd9-Sep-13 8:42
memberErik Burd9-Sep-13 8:42 
GeneralSuch a fallacy Pin
Tom Clement9-Sep-13 7:04
mentorTom Clement9-Sep-13 7:04 
GeneralRe: Such a fallacy Pin
Mycroft Holmes9-Sep-13 16:23
professionalMycroft Holmes9-Sep-13 16:23 
GeneralRe: Such a fallacy Pin
DonDriskell12-Sep-13 7:21
memberDonDriskell12-Sep-13 7:21 
GeneralWhy? Pin
Abhinav S9-Sep-13 6:42
mvpAbhinav S9-Sep-13 6:42 

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