MBA Joke of the Week

There are two types of people in the world – those who don’t respect an MBA and those who have done an MBA. Each week MBA News Australia scours the interweb for funny MBA jokes.. here is this weeks.

You know you have an MBA when…

You can spell ‘paradigm.’
You actually know what a paradigm is.
You do a Porterian analysis of your family for fun on holidays.
You understand your airline’s fare structure.
You ask the waiter what the restaurant’s core competencies are.
You decide to re-org your family into a ‘team- based organization.’
You refer to dating as test marketing.
You understand your airline’s fare structure.
You write executive summaries on your love letters.
You account for your tuition as a capital expenditure instead of an expense.
You insist that you do some more market research before you and your spouse produce another child.
At your last family reunion, you wanted to have an emergency meeting about their brand equity.
Your ‘deliverable’ for Sunday evening is clean laundry and paid bills.
You use the term ‘value-added’ without falling down laughing.
You think it is actually efficient to write a ten-page paper with six other people you do not know.
You believe you never have any problems in your life, just ‘issues’ and ‘improvement opportunities.’
You calculate your own personal cost of capital.
You refer to your previous life as ‘my sunk costs.’
Your three meals a day are a ‘morning consumption function’, a ‘noontime consumption function’, and an ‘even consumption function.’
You start to feel sorry for Dilbert’s boss.
You refer to divorce as ‘divestiture.’
Your favorite artist is the one who does the dot drawings for the Wall Street Journal.
None of your favorite publications have cartoons.

Ben Ready
Ben Ready founded MBA News in 2014 and is the Managing Editor. He is a former business and finance journalist with Australian Associated Press (AAP) and Dow Jones Newswires in London. Ben completed his MBA in 2012 and was awarded the QUT GMAA Entrepreneurship Prize. He is also the founder and Managing Director of RGC Media & Mktng (