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Why an MBA Does Not Impress Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg

December 17, 2015

The Davos World Economic Forum 2015The Davos World Economic Forum 2015
Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook, during the 2015 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.Photograph by Chris Ratcliffe — Bloomberg/Getty Images

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.