Economist Debate on the value of MBAs

The Economist hosted a debate this week on the value of MBAs. It pitted the great MBA-basher Henry Mintzberg of McGill, against Paul Danos, the Dean of the Tuck school at Dartmouth.

On Monday, I was asked to contribute a column to the debate. I argued that MBAs are getting harder to justify given how executive careers are becoming ever shorter. I also wondered if companies simply hire MBAs because everyone else does, without actually pausing to think what is they’re actually looking for in an employee.

The whole piece is available here.