Thoughts & viewpoints on the state of post graduate management education, and specifically MBA, in the UK

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  • A new model of delivering high quality management education in the developing world
    on Feb 18, 2011
    Ok - so we have the top tier global business schools and the top tier regional business schools almost every where in the world. However, consider two specific markets where the need for management education has never been higher than before - and th...
  • Does a great MBA teacher have to be a great researcher?
    on Feb 16, 2011
    Following on from my earlier blog on why MBA programs are so expensive, some of my colleagues from B schools in Europe informed me that a significant portion of the cost is the cost of faculty & research. In short, great MBA programs require grea...
  • Why are MBA programs so expensive?During my recent presentations to MBA hopefuls looking to apply to the UK B schools, one applicant asked me why the MBA programs were so expensive and whether there was a 'cost plus' reason for it. I was stumped - I had always assumed that the MBA pr...
  • Why do institutions of higher education have complicated and confusing organizational structures?
    on Mar 4, 2010
    Last week I visited a business school in the UK. Out of courtsey, one of the senior faculty at the school showed me around - and we started discussing the way the school was organized. The faculty proudly informed me that the school was part of a big...
  • Job search for MBA students - impact of economic crisis
    on Feb 3, 2010 in Own job search tools for MBAs
    During my visits to various business schools in the UK/Western Europe and talks with/to MBA students, I am constantly amazed by the naivity they display towards securing a job after completion of their MBA program. While the MBA is supposed to make t...
  • Responsible management by MBAs
    on Jun 16, 2009
    Over the last few months, I have been horrified by the amount of adverse publicity MBAs have received for supposedly playing a major role in bringing the world to its current state of economic downturn. Apparently the MBA education is primary reason...
  • Is Global education market ripe for IT consolidation
    on Dec 17, 2008
    Having spent number of years in global IT outsourcing industry and having helped clients consolidate their IT operations, I had always wondered why the Education sector - which commands one of the largest percentage of global GDP spend - accounts for...
  • Do MBAs add value to oraganization?
    on Dec 9, 2008
    I believe that it is only a matter of time before organizations conclude that the traditional MBAs of today, who are very well suited to managing at the middle level, singularly fail to perform at the highest level in a competitive world.I believe th...
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