Should I Learn To Code During My MBA?
For MBAs who want to work in tech when they graduate, is it worth putting in the extra effort and learning how to code? We took to the forums to find out
Tech jobs are becoming increasingly sought after, with 39% of respondents in the Graduate Management Admission Council’s Prospective Students Survey reporting their interest in the sector.
And tech companies are actively seeking MBAs. According to the Graduate Management Admission Council’s Corporate Recruiters survey, demand for MBA graduates by the industry increased 10% between 2020 and 2021.
But is an MBA enough to get you one of these top jobs in tech? If you want to stand out in a competitive jobs market, you might be wondering what other skills you could add to your arsenal—and coding is a popular choice.
Coding is a vital part of programming, development, and model creation, so, should you learn to code while doing your MBA if you want to be a top tech tycoon? BusinessBecause asked anonymous MBA grads on Reddit to weigh in.
Benefits of Learning To Code
Several members of the r/MBA Reddit community believe strongly that code is an important skill to take with you into a tech role.
But which code do they think you should learn? There are over 700 languages for computer programming and all of them can be used to perform tasks in analysis, programing, product development and more.
One user suggests learning the basics of a couple of these languages.