I’m not talking about Kellogg or Harvard or INSEAD, I’m talking about State U. (or similar) MBA programs. I know those programs rock, but right now I can’t pack my family up to go attend one. (I’m pretty sure I could get into a top-tier with my BA from Colorado College and 7 years international experience, but most are 2 years long and would throw us into serious debt as well as force us to move to parts unknown).
It seems to me that most everyone has been getting an MBA for a long while now. Has this ‘watered-down’ the whole thing? Are MBA’s common enough to be passe?
I am thinking of attending the United States Business School, Prague (www.usbsp.cz). It’s got a good reputation here in the Czech Republic, but back in the US it will get thrown into league with its affiliated school Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The program is one year, costs around $16k and I won’t have to uproot my fam. The courses covered seem to be the general ones:
Courses in Curriculum
- Role of General Manager
- Financial Accounting
- Economics of the Firm
- Political Economy
- Decision Science
- Operations Management
- Financial Management
- Technology Management
- Marketing Management
- Management Accounting and Control
- Institutional Framework
- Ethical Issues of Business and Government
- Strategic Management
I just wonder what people’s experiences are surrounding the MBA and the decision to go. My main reason right now is that I feel it would hone my experience and give me guidelines for handling situations more effectively. I have a lot of scope from the past 7 years, but not a lot of scale in any one area.