Hot Commodity: The MBA Techie

Kachina Shaw
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Is an MBA one of the hottest degrees right now for ambitious professionals who want to work in innovative tech companies?

The troubled finance sector is one factor in a growing stream of new MBAs heading toward the tech sector, according to The Wall Street Journal. Students from prestigious business programs at Harvard, Yale and Cornell are increasingly bypassing what Wall Street has to offer. If the trend continues, the piece suggests, some CIOs will have a chance to hire the best of the best from these programs.

Business Insider points out that MBAs ranked Google as their number-one, ideal employer in a recent survey, and put Apple and Amazon in the top five.

A feature at profiles graduates who have successfully combined their business and technology expertise into high-flying careers with global firms. MBA programs, one individual says, check all the boxes of what the big companies are seeking.

Where will these MBAs be coming from? This slideshow from highlights MBA programs with one or more tech-focused specialty tracks, including MIT’s Sloan School of Management, The Wharton School, and the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University.

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