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An MBA may not be the best choice for technology or knowledge-based employees


I have a degree in computer sciences and for several years I’ve been managing an IT department in a small company. I can’t really see much future in my role and am wondering whether an MBA might open up more management roles or start-up opportunities where I have more freedom. However, some colleagues tell me MBAs are an outdated concept and I should rely on my hands-on experience instead to get a job in a bigger company. Are MBAs really a waste of time?