Commissioned by EFMD and Emerald, this book is an analysis of thirty-nine interviews of key stakeholders in management education. It sets out some of the major issues and talking points, taking the reader through the history of management education to ongoing challenges. Many of these issues are not new, such as the role and value of research, the relevance of teaching done in the classroom, and links to the corporate world. Criticisms of business schools have been ongoing over the past ten years, most notably from within the industry. In 2005, Chris Grey of Warwick Business School argued that they have become just finishing schools for elites to prepare them for well-paid positions in finance and consulting.
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BOOK REVIEW: “Promises Fulfilled and Unfulfilled in Management Education” by Howard Thomas, Lynne Thomas and Alexander Wilson (2013)
AACSB Associate Deans Conference: Executive Education: Developing Non-Degree Education for the Future (Brent Smith)
Standard 14 of the proposed new criteria for AASCB Accreditation deals with the provision of Executive Education. Given the importance of this activity in many business schools today, it is useful to look at some of the best practices in the industry.
At the AACSB Associate Deans Conference, Brent Smith, Associate Dean, Executive Education and Associate Professor, Management and Psychology, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Rice University, set out some of the issues at his own university.
According to Mr. Smith the market is increasingly crowded and it is therefore vital that business schools fully understand their competitive positioning as well as the role of executive education as vehicle to advance the overall strategy of the school.
At the AACSB Associate Deans conference, Karyl Leggio, Dean and Professor of Finance at the Sellinger School of Business at Loyola University Maryland, led a fascinating discussion on the issues in setting up new programs. The topic of the presentation was centered around generating revenues and “managing costs by benefitting from revenue sharing initiatives.” Given that we are now into the fifth year of the financial crisis with no easy end in sight, this is an important subject to address.
Adeline Benoit, a graduate management student from Grenoble EM, talks about her experiences at Clarkson University.
Being a student at the American University? An amazing experience! Living in the campus with roomates from other countries or seeing squirrels in the graveyards, taking courses of teachers who teach you to think and express yourself properly, you will simply live the experience of your life that makes you grow up.
Photos and text by Adeline Benoit