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The cost of an MBA

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Re:The cost of an MBA

M.B.A - Master of Bugger-all. Still believe being a specialist like a C.A. is better. Rather know a lot about a little than a little about a lot.
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Lmao !!!
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Well put penny pincher, I am a C.A. and will never look back, years of hard work and its defenitely worth it!
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Yes...you better of employing people with MBA to work for you...that's what Buffet said to a group of prospective MBA students....he wanted them to work for him and make money for him. Hey, Skaap, you stil looking for a job....email me at MBAscouts at rams.co za.
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CA (SA) - specialists ,finance field. Ultimately CFO. CA (SA) MBA - CFO and ultimately CEO of a Business UNit. My opinion CEO outrank CFO anytime.
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Thanks Preston - I can list 100's of CEO's of blue chip co's with CA's only. MBA's is only worth something if done at a reputable institution, unfortunately you buy an MBA - the more expensive the more it stands for.
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reputable institution - agreed, but that is why CA(SA) backs up that qualification.

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The Dalai Lama said humans are the strangest things. We ruin our health trying to make money, then spend all that money trying to get our health back. Be sure you're making money for a REASON. It is a means of exchange for goods, nothing more. If you really want those goods then go for it. Me, - I don't have much money, but I have sailed around the world and now live a simple life in the country. I feel desperately sorry for the city guys who don't know any better than to chase the mob up the corporate ladder. These guys visit me on the farm and they know nothing of the wondrous complexities of life and the enormous opportunities for fulfillment on this earth when you forsake that mindless quest for money and prestige. Don't get caught up unless you're sure you really want to. When you're old and frail , but rich, it's too late to try to start enjoying life. This is not a practise run, you only get one lap. (apologies SPB.!)
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Good points,farmer brown.No one on their death bed ever says:"I wish I had spent more time at work"!
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Both have value, and smart people have chosen both degrees happily. For an MBA you specialise for your thesis and the rest is excellent for understanding the value of other aspects of the org. Why is the HR manager doing X, or the marketing director doing Y? Can you speak their language? If you talk to a partner company with different priorities, do you understand their strategy outside of the books?