The total cost of an MBA at Harvard is an estimated $102,000 a year. At that price, how much difference does an MBA make in the real world?
Ive got a lot of young people who are qualified up to their eyeballs with MBAs and BAs, but not a shred of common sense said Optiv's Wendy Hoey.
Ingram Micro's Gina Masanuano said a lot of the degrees worth depends on circumstances.
I think it depends on where they are in their career, and it depends on the area, she said.
Past a certain level, I dont even look at education anymore, she added.
Verizon's Wendy Petty agreed and said she values experience over an impressive education.
Red Hat's Margaret-Ann Bolton said for those individuals who are looking to switch to business, an MBA will help the transition.
If theyre trying to make a change in their career, like if theyre on one path and they really want to do something thats completely different, she said.
"What I found with an MBA that is so valuable is when you havent done your undergrad in business, and your education is in a different area, it is a huge benefit to learn if youre going into marketing, or finance or sales, said Extreme Networks' Paige Powers.