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business schools and the economic crisis

BW_PollThe lashing of business schools continues. Here’s a recent BusinessWeek article: MBAs: Public Enemy No. 1? Readers, so far, feel that some MBAs (was it their education?) are at least partially responsible for the economic meltdown — see results on the right. HBR’s online forum on ‘how to fix business schools’ also has a (longer, 11-question) survey on the topic — you can take it here (results apparently will be posted soon).

Here’s a Rakesh Khurana interview, published two days ago, on the future of the business school.

Written by teppo

May 29, 2009 at 4:13 am

Posted in business schools

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  1. The HBR survey is curious in that it does not include any question that would hint at the nature of the population business schools cater to — there is such thing as self-selection into an MBA program. Students are adults with work experience,and within 1 or 2 years, mostly focused on recruiting, I frankly doubt that business school makes much a dent in student’s values. Furthermore, I wonder if we would see clear differences in values if faculty and students were surveyed separately.

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    -pll

    May 29, 2009 at 12:52 pm

  2. An interesting data-point, but I’m not going to weight it too heavily, given how many people responding to surveys think we should blame the jews:

    http://bostonreview.net/BR34.3/malhotra_margalit.php

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    Michael Bishop

    May 29, 2009 at 6:39 pm

  3. […] comments offer an interesting counterpoint to the discussion which we’ve touched on a few times about the professionalization of business, mainly sparked by Rakesh Khurana’s […]

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