Mon, 7 Jan 2013, 9:33am PST
MBA-ism is about cronyism, not academics.
The two pinnacle industries for B-school graduates, management consulting and investment banking, do NOT actively recruit from outside of the circles of Harvard, Wharton, Stanford, Columbia, London (Business or Economics), Univ of Chicago, and a handful of places with brand name recognition.
For most other persons, they get an MBA while working full-time, to later parlay that experience into a management career. What happens, more often than not, is that their friends recruit one another between companies and thus, it's more a clubhouse effect than anything else.
For past few decades, during downturns, B-school grads have been facing difficulties in getting recruited, if they weren't cherry picked by an associate at a Lazard or some other exclusionary firm. This had also occurred during the '92 and '02 recessions. During these times, it's probably best to hide the MBA, and try to find a job as an individual contributor.
Mon, 7 Jan 2013, 11:26pm PST
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rid of management consulting and investment banking. Any progress on these fronts, Rin?
MCs are a fashion statement; so as long as managers are afraid of accountability, they'll always be there. Kinda like expired flea collars for a dog ... as long as someone sees the collar, the assumption is that the due diligence was done.
The tag line is :
"Well ... Mc_Kinky Co or Booze-BackAlley said it was a good idea. It's not my fault that it completely failed and now we're liable for millions. The market just wasn't ready for my great organization." --- Exec VP of XYZ Technology Partners