ISBN 9781422131640,Rethinking the MBA

Rethinking the MBA



Harvard Universal Press

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9781422131640

ISBN-10 1422131645


Number of Pages 378 Pages
Language (English)

Business & management

"Business Schools Face Test of Faith." "Is It Time to Retrain B-Schools?" As these headlines make clear, business education is at a major crossroads. For decades, MBA graduates from top-tier schools set the standard for cutting-edge business knowledge and skills. Now the business world has changed, say the authors of Rethinking the MBA, and MBA programs must change with it. Increasingly, managers and recruiters are questioning conventional business education. Their concerns? Among other things, MBA programs aren't giving students the heightened cultural awareness and global perspectives they need. Newly minted MBAs lack essential leadership skills. Creative and critical thinking demand far more attention. In this compelling and authoritative new book, the authors: Document a rising chorus of concerns about business schools gleaned from extensive interviews with deans and executives, and from a detailed analysis of current curricula and emerging trends in graduate business education Provide case studies showing how leading MBA programs have begun reinventing themselves for the better Offer concrete ideas for how business schools can surmount the challenges that come with reinvention, including securing faculty with new skills and experimenting with new pedagogies Rich with examples and thoroughly researched, Rethinking the MBA reveals why and how business schools must define a better pathway for the future.

Table of Contents
Acknowledgments Introduction A Degree in Transition Part One The State of MBA Education
2 The Changing MBA Marketplace
3 A Close Look at the Curriculum
4 A Rising Chorus of Concerns
5 Meeting the Challenges of Globalization,Leadership, and Integration
6 Innovations in Pedagogy and Course Design
Part Two Institutional Responses 7 University of Chicago Booth School of Business Flexibility and the Discipline-Based Approach 8 INSEAD The Credo of Globalization 9 The Center for Creative Leadership Leadership Development at the Core 10 Harvard Business School General Management and the Focus on Practice 11 Yale School of Management Integration and Large-Scale Change 12 Stanford Graduate School of Business Customization and Large-Scale Change 13 Conclusion Business Schools at a Crossroads Notes Index

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