MBA-Channel.com by Kirstin von Elm, 11 of August 2011
The Leipzig Graduate School of Management (Wikipedia) wants to grow, but with consideration for quality and a sense of proportion. Bachelor degrees will not be offered but a family-friendly part-time MBA, more personable service and new scholarships. Rector Andreas Pinkwart spoke about his plans to MBA-Channel.com.
Professor Pinkwart, for five years you were Innovation Minister in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, a very important technological centre. Do you think that the economy of a country known for its research and technology should invest more in the training of its employees?
Yes absolutely, in order to remain competitive companies must do more. However, I have noticed a positive trend. HR managers are constantly confronted with the issue of recruiting and retaining good employees. More and more people show interest in investing time and money in personal development and therefore in their own careers. Increasingly employees choose their employers according to their willingness to offer attractive professional training and support. Consequently, this increases the pressure on the training provider.
Increasing willingness to pay - increasing demands: Is it not difficult for a relatively small German business school to compete against the educational offers of renowned German universities?