I took part in a #pr20chat last week. As usual, it was worthwhile.
The best part, though, was the side conversation I had with Justin Goldsborough about MBAs and PR.
MBAs are much maligned. People say you don’t need one to start/fix/manage a wildly successful business. They’re right. People also contend that MBAs think in a box and lack creativity. They’re right, too. Sometimes.
Few PR people have MBAs. This makes some sense, because our craft involves a fairly specific range of tasks that are best learned by doing. But as an MBA holder myself (I graduated from the Executive MBA program at Concordia in Montreal in 2009) I can say without reservation that the notion the degree holds great value for PR pros is worth considering.
Here are five ways that getting an MBA can help a PR pro: