ERIC Number: EJ1088062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Operations Management in the Design and Execution of MBA Programs
Busing, Michael E.; Palocsay, Susan W.
Journal of Education for Business, v91 n2 p75-82 2016
Master of business administration (MBA) programs are under intense pressure to improve efficiencies, lower tuition, and offer refreshed curriculum that is of high quality and regarded as relevant by the marketplace. In light of this environment, the authors propose a conceptual framework for effectively employing operations management (OM) methodologies in the design and execution of MBA programs. OM is shown to be applicable in key areas including curriculum design, faculty utilization, quality of student experience, assurance of learning, and program redesign. Results from survey data indicate that most MBA programs are not fully utilizing OM methods in their operations.
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Design, Masters Programs, Educational Practices, Models, Design Preferences, Curriculum Design, Critical Path Method
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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