Facts on MBA relevance

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Strategy and decision-making simply get too little attention, according to latest solid evidence on this topic, in an academic paper too. How Relevant Is the MBA? [details below] took the simple but powerful approach of comparing the content-mix of 373 MBA programs with the managerial requirements specified in companies’ competency models. Over-weighted and under-weighted content were …

Too much:

  • logistics and technology
  • managing the task environment
  • administration and control [nearly 2* too much]

Too little:

  • managing people
  • decision-making [barely 1/2 the required emphasis]
  • strategy and innovation [barely 1/2 ...
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