25 Sep '12, 9am

Do Engineers Need an MBA? - Is an MBA a worthwhile academic pursuit or a total waste of precious time?

In a recent Careers newsletter, I asked whether readers thought engineers should bolster their technical education with a more business-oriented degree, like an MBA. The responses (flooding my inbox all week) have been quite staggering and run the gamut from strong agreement to vehement rejection of the notion. For those who don't receive our weekly Careers updates, I asked whether you felt supplementing your engineering degree with an MBA would boost your job prospects and propel you to the top of the career ladder or waste your precious time? My question was prompted by a recent survey from the tech career recruitment Website Dice, which claimed that nearly a third of its 3,121 respondents (32 percent) reported seeing an MBA as important for future tech employees, while more than half (52 percent) saw it as unnecessary. The firm said requests from employers for candidate...

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