Letters: May 25, 1981

M.B.A. Craze

To the Editors:

The starting salaries enjoyed by Masters of Business Administration [May 4] reflect a need for their talents and a recognition of their potential contributions to the firm. The degree is a ticket. It says, "I'm highly motivated, hardworking, ambitious and knowledgeable." Just saying these things will open some doors, but once through those doors, the M.B.A. is on his own.

Alan W. Robertson Charlottesville, Va.

As long as companies think of M.B.A.s as all knowing, all seeing "superexecutives" who will push the firm toward the FORTUNE 500 top-ten list,...

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