MBA: Do You Need One to Become a CIO or CTO?

After a few years on the job, developers often find themselves asking: what’s next? For some, the answer could be to go to business school to earn an MBA. Today, explores this topic in Will Tomorrow’s CTOs and CIOs Be Developers with MBAs?


In the article, Andy Wager, the Director of Solutions Strategy at Universal Mind, is interviewed to give his perspective on the role earning his MBA had on his career. “Anytime you’ve got a better chance to connect the tech world and the business world, there’s a lot of opportunity,” he said.

The value of having a solid background and understanding of business in the tech world is recognized by many. The article details that a Global Knowledge report put business skills on its list of 10 Hot IT Skills for 2009, and that the Project Management Institute’s project management professional certifications pop up on a number of “Top 10 lists” for certifications. Additionally, a Foote Partners report details that project management certification raised the salaries more than almost any other certification.

To find out more about the benefits of earning an MBA—and furthermore, what it takes to be “management material” by reading the full article at

Will Tomorrow’s CTOs and CIOs Be Developers with MBAs?

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