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Disrupt or Be Disrupted: A Blueprint for Change in Management Education

Book Description

An evidence-based approach to improving the practice of graduate management education

Compiled by the Graduate Management Admission Council® (GMAC®) and with contributions by administrators and professors from the top global MBA programs, this book provides business school decision-makers with an evidence-based approach to improving the practice of graduate management education. The book is designed to help navigate the pressures and create revolutionary platforms that leverage a school's unique competitive advantage in a design distinctly tailored for today's business realities.

  • Offers a unique handbook for improving graduate management education

  • Contains contributions from an international group of deans and professors that lead MBA programs

  • Sponsored by GMAC, owner of the Graduate Management Admission Test® (GMAT®) exam used by over 5,000 programs worldwide

This important resource gives academics a proven approach for improving graduate-level management programs.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title page
  3. Copyright page
  4. Foreword
  5. Introduction: The Change Imperative
    1. Graduate Management Education's Major Challenges: An Overview
    2. What Follows in This Book
  6. 1: Ensuring and Enhancing Future Value
    1. Key Topics Covered in This Chapter
    2. The Impact of Graduate Management Education
    3. Waning, Sustaining, or Gaining Value in the Future?
    4. A Unique Opportunity for Action
    5. Summing Up
  7. 2: Framing and Making Strategic Choices
    1. Key Topics Covered in This Chapter
    2. Four Forces That Make Clear Positioning Vital
    3. Framing Choices About Positioning
    4. Whom Does the School Serve?
    5. What Does the School Do?
    6. How Does the School Deliver Programs?
    7. Where Does the School Deliver Programs?
    8. Who Delivers Programs?
    9. How Big Is the School?
    10. How Is the School Organized and Managed?
    11. How Is the School Funded?
    12. How Will the School Move to the Target Positioning?
    13. How Do We Best Make Decisions on Strategic Positioning?
    14. Different Purposes, Different Choices
    15. Summing Up
  8. 3: Managing Aspirations, Resources, and Cost Structures
    1. Key Topics Covered in This Chapter
    2. Sources of Funding
    3. Research's Importance to Business School Business Models
    4. What It Takes to Develop Reputations
    5. Discussion and Conclusions
    6. Summing Up
    7. Appendix: The List of Business School Deans Interviewed
  9. 4: Intellectual Signatures: Impact on Relevance and Doctoral Programs
    1. Key Topics Covered in This Chapter
    2. Intellectual Signatures at Four Business Schools
    3. The Relationship Between Problematics and Methodologies
    4. Conclusions and PhD Program Implications
    5. Summing Up
  10. 5: Curriculum Matters: Toward a More Holistic Graduate Management Education
    1. Key Topics Covered in This Chapter
    2. What Do MBA Programs Teach Now?
    3. How Well Do Core Requirements Match Stakeholder Needs?
    4. Extracurricular or Co-curricular Enhancements
    5. Challenges and Opportunities in Formulating Curricula
    6. Final Thoughts on More Effective Curricula
  11. 6: Overlooked and Unappreciated: What Research Tells Us About How Teaching Must Change
    1. Key Topics Covered in This Chapter
    2. What Is Learning?
    3. What Can Business Schools Do to Improve Learning Outcomes?
    4. What's Next for Graduate Management Education?
    5. Experiential Methods
    6. What Are the Benefits of Taking Learning Seriously?
    7. Summing Up
  12. 7: Student Engagement: Selection, Management, and Outcomes
    1. Key Topics Covered in This Chapter
    2. The Multidimensional Nature of Student Engagement
    3. Creating More Engaging Environments
    4. Differences Across Students in Ability and Willingness to Engage
    5. Outcomes of MBA Student Engagement
    6. Conclusion: Focusing on What Truly Matters
    7. Summing Up
  13. 8: Reclaiming Quality in Graduate Management Education
    1. Key Topics Covered in This Chapter
    2. Current Conceptualizations of Program Quality
    3. What If We Focus on Quality Instead?
    4. Implications for Assessing Quality
    5. Toward a Better Quality System
    6. Acting Today to Improve Quality Tomorrow
    7. Final Thoughts on Reclaiming Control
    8. Summing Up
  14. Epilogue
    1. Program Quality Metadimensions
    2. Placement
    3. Disrupting Current Models of Graduate Management Education
    4. Parting Thoughts
  15. Acknowledgments
  16. About the Contributors
  17. Name Index
  18. Subject Index