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Why an MBA Does Not Impress Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg

December 18, 2015, 1:00 AM UTC
The Davos World Economic Forum 2015
Sheryl Sandberg, billionaire and chief operating officer of Facebook Inc., pauses during a session on day two of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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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.