Rethinking the MBA

Rethinking the MBA

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qBusiness Schools Face Test of Faith.q qIs It Time to Retrain B-Schools?qAs 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 ofRethinking 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 MBAreveals why and how business schools must define a better pathway for the future.qThe authors give the most comprehensive, authoritative and compelling account yet of the troubled state of business education today and go well beyond this to provide a blueprint for the future.

Title:Rethinking the MBA
Author:Srikant M. Datar, David A. Garvin, Patrick Gerard Cullen
Publisher:Harvard Business Press - 2010


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