ERIC Number: EJ899604
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Reference Count: 23
The M.B.A.: A Schizophrenic Graduate Program?
Rinehart, Shelley M.
Journal of College Teaching & Learning, v4 n12 p17-20 Dec 2007
The term "M.B.A." is globally recognized as referring to a Masters of Business Administration Program, a degree historically perceived as a graduate's ticket to employment opportunities, generous salaries and the business savvy that garners respect across industries. Recently, however, the value of an M.B.A. has come under fire from many directions, including well respected management guru Henry Mintzberg. The author contends that with the plethora of delivery models and program types that have evolved over the years, the term "M.B.A" has become so nebulous that the degree itself is no longer understood. In this paper, the author examines the M.B.A. program from an adult education perspective, reflecting critically on the evolution of program structure and entrance requirements and the match that exists, or not, between the two.
Descriptors: Business Administration, Adult Learning, Employment Opportunities, Business Administration Education, Graduate Study, Masters Degrees, Masters Programs, Adult Education, Adult Students, Higher Education, Admission Criteria, College Entrance Examinations, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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