Management education efforts, and business schools in particular, have long been criticized for not producing effective managers and leaders. These criticisms are written by professors from the business schools themselves, and they mirror long standing assessments from CEO’s and executives that business schools are not producing graduates that are capable managers.
Here are quotes from articles and books written over the last several years:
“Business schools are on the wrong track…business school faculties simply must rediscover the practice of business.”
Warren Bennis and James O’toole
How Business Schools Lost Their Way, Harvard Business Review, May 2005
“The trouble with “management” education is that it is business education, and leaves a distorted impression of management…we need to build the craft and the art of managing into management education and thereby bring these back into the practice of managing…conventional MBA programs train the wrong people in the wrong ways with the wrong consequences.”
Henry Mintzberg, Professor of Management Studies
From Managers Not MBAs