Once a hot degree, the MBA is now being questioned by more and more people. Wall Street Journal columnist Andy Kessler, for example, recently wrote that “the cost is prohibitive.” As a professor who teaches in the now questionable program, please allow me to provide some insight. Before I go on, here’s your disclaimer. I … Continue reading “Some MBA Programs Are an Overpriced Credential, but Others Give Real Value”
A few years ago, something changed in class. I customarily taught classes where my students read multiple books, wrote thoughtful reflective essays, and came to class prepared to engage in rich discussions. I’d often come to class with a few notes and the goal of being extemporaneous for the duration of the class. Every student … Continue reading “Are Students Addicted to Distraction?”
Politics is on many people’s minds this year, so this is a good time to write about that topic. But the politics I’m thinking about does not involve the presidency. Rather, I’m thinking about the politics of shared governance in higher education—specifically, the relationship between university senates and their administrations. While shared governance sounds like … Continue reading “Faculty Senate Shrugged”
Many courses teach about business, but not how to actually do it.
A professor admits that most of his academic research has been of little value.
Textbooks tend to take a superficial and often anti-market approach when dealing with this topic.
Their graduate-school work is no preparation for teaching new college students.
The questions raised by a 1959 report on business schools are relevant today.
The venerable organization that accredits business schools doesn’t seem to put a stamp of quality on its beneficiaries.
If the college degree is oversold, the MBA (Master of Business Administration) may be the pets.com of higher education.