MBAs Add Skills For CEOs, But Value Is Debated

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Dan Grosh shares his insights in the ongoing debate on whether CEOs should have an MBA on FierceCEO.

According to the article, “Many CEOs have MBAs, deep degrees in business learning. The question, though, is whether that MBA is necessary, or whether CEOs run companies just as well without it.

‘Education and higher degrees such as MBAs remain an important factor—however, it’s really a narrow proxy for competence that can limit which candidates will pass early screenings,’ said Dan Grosh, managing partner at recruiting firm Calibre One. ‘Instead, focus on a candidate’s emotional intelligence, problem-solving, proven ability to deal with adversity, impact in prior roles, and culture fit with your organization.’”

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