Transformation of MBA Programs: Meeting the Challenge of International Competition

Kedia, Ben L.; Harveston, Paula D.
July 1998
Journal of World Business;Summer98, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p203
Academic Journal
American managers will continue to face intense international competition both at home and abroad. In light of this, MBA education needs to change to prepare business leaders competent for the 21st Century. This paper examines some prevailing trends in business education and suggests transformations that are needed to make the MBA programs responsive to the emerging needs of American business and industry. By recognizing the core competencies of a university and examining the alternative models of MBA education, a new kind of business education is proposed which will revitalize business schools and greatly enhance the links between industry and the university.


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