M.B.A as a high-class English class
The phenomenon of questioning the value of business degrees took off in the 80's and 90's, when large Japanese companies were still sending their young employees in droves to American and European M.B.A. programs. To some skeptics back in Japan, "the M.B.A.s were considered a high-class English class,
-- T.W. Kang, a Tokyo-based businessman who holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School
M.B.A.'s in Japan Struggle for Respect
By MIKI TANIKAWA
Published: November 24, 2010
For businesspeople looking at business school, there is one well-worn question: How much more will I be worth after the degree? In Japan, the answer is not simple.