Funny - I wonder where these "statistically knowledgeable" MBAs are. I've yet to meet one.
An example: I have training as an electrical engineer but it has been years since I've had to seriously apply any of it. Some might argue that means I'm not really, or at least no longer, an electrical engineer. They may actually have a point as my experience has stopped increasing. I don't kid myself in this either. Still, I'm quite handy around circuits and have designed many however if a parasitic oscillation appears I'm far more likely to hire someone more inclined to treat problems of this sort as bread and butter and, hopefully, with more recent experience than to try to solve it myself.
I don't have an MBA but I spent quite some time working with the dean of my university's graduate school of business doing market and advertising studies. Not all schools are the same but I got the impression that a working knowledge of statistics (among other things) was a requirement for an MBA candidate.