I have spent 35 of the past 40 years studying in and teaching in business schools and have concluded that they are in need of reform. Their main product, the Master of Business Administration degree, requires a redesign if not a mercy killing. This past October, Jonathan Moules wrote in the Financial Times that MBA … Continue reading “The MBA Needs to Be Reinvented”
I have spent nearly twenty years teaching at the City University of New York and to keep my job I have had no choice but to pay dues to CUNY’s faculty union, the Professional Staff Congress (PSC). Organized in 1974, the PSC was one of the first public university faculty unions. Since it is located in pro-union New York City, the PSC has had every opportunity to work with politicians to improve CUNY’s reputation, its students’ outcomes, and its faculty’s working conditions. It has failed on each of those measures. The main reason why is that the union leadership prefers to maximize its power and inflow of money at the expense of the students’ education and the well-being of many faculty members.
Over the past few decades, much of American higher education has become ideologically left wing. You might have thought, however, that business schools could resist the trend. You’d be mistaken.
You would think so, given the way a Brooklyn College dean avoided a multimillion-dollar grant opportunity.
At Brooklyn College, professors pass the buck rather than take responsibility for students— writing.