Finally, we have all the recruiter chat transcripts online. The individual chat transcripts:
During the first part of each chat I asked the different recruiters in these different segments very similar questions. Their responses were remarkable because they all disagreed overwhelming with the critics of the MBA degree who complain that the degree is too "practical." They agreed somewhat with those who criticize it for being overly academic, but even there the criticism was not universal or overwhelming.
I am sure that given the time they (and I) could suggest ways that MBA programs should improve, but they rebutted the idea that the MBA degree is worthless or way off the mark in terms of the knowledge conveyed and skills provided. Rising demand for b-school grads rebuts it even more effectively.