The Future of the MBA: Designing the Thinker of the Future

Hardcover | April 9, 2008

byMihnea C. Moldoveanu, Roger L. Martin

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The MBA is probably the hottest ticket among the current university graduate degree offerings--every year, more than 120,000 students enroll in MBA programs in the United States, and the estimates in Europe do not lag far behind. In addition, job prospects have never looked better for businessschool graduates; corporations are hiring more business school graduates every year, and compensating them more handsomely. The Future of the MBA provides a sorely needed detailed and systematic review of the major contemporary debates on management education. At the same time, it makes a striking new proposal that will certainly have an impact in business schools: that managers need to develop a series of qualitativetacit skills which could be appropriately developed by integrative curricula brought from different disciplines, including sociology, philosophy, and other social sciences. Moldoveanu and Martin, both involved in the greatly respected integrative business education program at the Rotheman School ofManagement, provide a guide on how to design a reliable integrated program for management students. One of the main assets of the book is that it relies not just on speculative thinking, but on real life experience, and that it also includes case studies that will appeal to practicing managers. Asan authoritative reference on MBA education, it will appeal to faculty and staff of business schools, as well as students in related fields like education and public policy.

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The MBA is probably the hottest ticket among the current university graduate degree offerings--every year, more than 120,000 students enroll in MBA programs in the United States, and the estimates in Europe do not lag far behind. In addition, job prospects have never looked better for businessschool graduates; corporations are hiring m...

Mihnea C. Moldoveanu is the Director of the Marcel Desautels Center for Integrative Thinking at the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto. Roger L. Martin is the Dean of the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 1.75 inPublished:April 9, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195340140

ISBN - 13:9780195340143

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Introduction: The Future of the MBA and the MBA of the Future1. The Integrative Thinker: A Vision of the High Value Decision Maker of Postmodern High Capitalism2. Business School 2.0: Can the Contemporary Scientific-Educational Complex Educate the Manager of the Future?3. Business School 3.0: The Design and Development of Integrative "Cognitive-Behavioral Modules" for the Thinker of the Future4. Epilogue: A Reconstructive Summary of the Basic Arguments of the Book