ERIC Number: ED309666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Age of Reform in American Management Education. GMAC Occasional Papers.
Schlossman, Steven; Sedlak, Michael
A historical report on the development of modern American graduate management education is presented. The central argument is that the period from the late 1940s to the early 1970s witnessed the rise of an unprecedented degree of autonomy in American management education. There are almost no systematically collected and accessible data with which to document how management education assumed its current shape within the academic community. By analyzing the process and pace of reform before and after the famous Ford Foundation and Carnegie Corporation reports of 1959 (which supposedly had a revolutionary impact on the theory and practice of modern management education), it is possible to provide a new empirical grounding for understanding the change process in management education. Five sections focus on the following: the crisis in business leadership in the postwar decade; varieties of response in the postwar period: 1946-1955 (Michigan State, Northwestern, UCLA); the New Age of reform: 1955-1964 (Michigan State, Northwestern, UCLA); denouement: undergraduate business education and professional ideals; and postscript (brief sketches of broad developmental patterns based on scattered data for Michigan State University, Northwestern, and UCLA). (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Graduate Management Admission Council, Princeton, NJ.