Why should an MBA learn programming?

“You will NOT become an engineer, programmer, or web developer, but you will be able to put a prototype of your idea together and maybe get one or two beta users for feedback…”

You will also be able to have an intelligent conversation with a developer.

I get sad whenever I encounter a business person with no technical BS filter. Not because I’m judging them, but because if I can BS them, any other developer can. Which probably means there’s a problem somewhere that will hurt all of us.

I’ll make a point to have a cursory understanding of financial statements, market segmentation, and project management if you do the same for the basic building blocks of software applications. Then the two of us will be able to talk about almost anything. OK?