Technology Changes Business, Presents Opportunities for MBA Program Grads
Obviously the rapid changes in technology are good news for computer programmers and developers; however, it’s also good news for anyone enrolled in an MBA program.
If you have a smartphone, or a tablet, you know how these devices are useful on a personal level. Let’s take a quick look at how these devices have changed the business world.
In 2007, the iPhone was introduced. Now, 56% of American adults own an iPhone or another brand of a smartphone. Just last year, an app became available for GoToMeeting that lets workers launch an instant or pre-scheduled meeting from their iPhone or tablet.
Now, a regional sales manager can be on the road in Omaha, the engineering team is at the company’s headquarters in Philadelphia and the client is in Canada. All can be on the phone, following the same PowerPoint presentation.
Six years ago, that wouldn’t have been impossible.
This rapid growth has caused a wealth of companies to burst onto the scene, all designed to create and manage these technologies. While a MBA graduate doesn’t know how to write code, he or she can still play a vital roll in technology companies. A recent study of business schools shows that companies in business for 12 months or less had increased their full-time recruiting of MBAs at a stronger pace than companies with 500 or more employees.
What’s the take away for those enrolled in an MBA program? Consider applying to a technology startup when you graduate.