Reforming the MBA: A survey of elite British Universities

Stoten, David (2018) Reforming the MBA: A survey of elite British Universities. Journal of Management Development. ISSN 0262-1711 (In Press)

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Abstract

Purpose:
The purpose of this paper is to explore the response of elite British business schools to criticism levied against the MBA.

Design methodology approach:
The content of elite British MBA was surveyed using web-based research. This followed the approach of Navarro (2008) in his analysis of MBA curricula in the United States.

Findings:
The findings suggest that there is significant innovation and diversity within British business schools as they search for more effective ways of preparing MBA students for senior management positions.

Research limitations/Implications:
This research as limited by the sample size of the top-10 MBA in the United Kingdom. The results provide an insight into the curriculum development that is occurring with elite institutions.

Practical implications:
The paper not only refutes much of the criticism of the MBA but also provides evidence of the evolution of the degree.

Originality:
This paper contributes to the body of research relating to the MBA as the premier qualification for senior managers. It details progress made in the United Kingdom in making the degree fit for purpose.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: MBA curriculum; teaching and learning in a business school; management competencies
Subjects: N100 Business studies
X300 Academic studies in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Corporate and Executive Development
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2018 09:56
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2018 10:01
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/33958

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