Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, during the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
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By Quora
December 18, 2015

By Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

Going to business school helped give me a basic understanding in business. For some people and in some situations this can be helpful.

That said, I believe – and at Facebook we believe – that degrees are always secondary to skills.

In hiring at Facebook (fb) we care what people can build and do. While I got great value from my experience, MBAs are not necessary at Facebook and I don’t believe they are important for working in the tech industry.

This article originally appeared in Quora.


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