MBA versus Engineering Management

I am being asked more frequently a question such as, “What is the difference between and MBA and a Master’s in Engineering Management?” The follow up question is, “Which one is right for me?”

Here are two recent articles that should provide some food for thought.

Vivek Wadhwa: Why I No Longer Advise Startups to Hire M.B.A’s

Steve Blank: Should I Get an M.B.A.?

I readily admit that Prof. Wadhwa teaches in an engineering school, and that might affect his point of view. However, between these two articles, there are some worthwhile thoughts that might help a prospective student with an important education decision.