December 03, 2012, 11:25 AM — Earning an MBA can help tech pros bridge the gap between business and IT, but it's no guarantee of career success, nor does it automatically translate into a bigger salary.
So when does it make sense for an IT pro to get a business degree? It's very position-dependent, says Jack Cullen, president of IT staffing specialist Modis.
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At the top of the IT hierarchy, CIOs have become more involved in corporate strategy, business operations and business transformation over the years, making the role attractive for MBA-holding executives.