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A bunch of reasons why getting an MBA can make sense for a programmer


I’ve just finished the final paper of my MBA career, and will be graduating in a week. People who work with me are often surprised by my choice to take on an MBA, and I think they’re largely right to be–at first glance, it seems unlikely to be useful. However, I’ve given it a lot of thought over the years, and I think I have some reasons why getting an MBA as a software engineer makes sense, even if you have no immediate plans to be a manager.

First up: domain knowledge.