Click here for the article of BusinessWeek, April 2, 2009.
Globalization has fueled the good times for business schools. Since the 1980s, billions of people have joined the world's market-oriented economies, and massive improvements in the well-being of diverse societies have spiked demand to learn how to market products, become entrepreneurs, and lead organizations. When properly done, an MBA education provides deep insights into how organizations work and the nature of competition.
For business schools themselves, the good times have meant more money—tuition increases have exceeded inflation for each of the past 27 years. More students have gained entry into management education through a somewhat odd mix of schools, ranging from high-end universities deciding that they couldn't do without a business school to stand-alone entrants in hot spots around the world. The number of new business schools is so staggering that accreditation agencies have only a rough handle on the 10,000 schools now operating throughout the world.
Will the good times come to a screeching halt for management education? Yes. Partly because...