Educating Our MBAs: On Teaching What We Haven't Taught

Leavitt, Harold J.
March 1989
California Management Review;Spring89, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p38
Academic Journal
The article discusses proposed changes in the U.S.' Master of Business Administration (MBA) program in the context of the changing global economy. Experts say the most important area in which change is needed is the front-end path finding area where critical issues like leadership, vision, imagination, and values are present. Another area lacking according to analysts is the teaching of persuasive interpersonal skills. The changes in the MBA program will also focus on thinking globally and action management.


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