How useful is an MBA for a Product Manager?

How useful is an MBA for a Product Manager? Is it even necessary? You will find varying opinions across the industry on the subject.

While some believe that it equips Product Managers with the nitty-gritties of management, there are also those who deem it unnecessary. Richard Pryor, an experienced internet Product Manager shares his experience of having an MBA and making it work as a PM.

Key Takeaways:

  1. The idea that a Product Manager is akin to being the CEO of a product, and hence an MBA helps you with managing that microcosm.
  2. An MBA gives you a broad scope of skills i.e accounts, operations, negotiation etc. that is useful in Product Management as you will be working on varied activities that will require drawing from all of that knowledge.

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