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Should MBAs learn how to code?

YES. This article explains the benefits and costs faced by mba students that took a programming course while doing an MBA at Harvard. The comments are good as they list more benefits and costs to add to the equation. I would personally add this one to the list of benefits: "respect from your kids." Every kid in elementary school has some coding know-how and will ask you for help at some point. So being ready to help debugging their programs is as important as being ready to help with any other homework. But the idea applies more generally to the new generation. The now kids will see you in the future as an outdated person. The same way we see people that still need a secretary to read their emails and book appointments. And that's not good...  Here's a good place to start learning about coding.