The school plans to put less of an emphasis on its traditional two-year degree program as part of a sweeping strategic review at the school.
(Poets&Quants)-- Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management said today it plans to shrink the size of its two-year MBA program by up to 25% and double or triple the enrollment in the school's one-year MBA program for business undergraduates.
"It's very clear that growth in demand for the two-year MBA is going to be slowing and that growth for one-year programs will be growing," said Blount in an interview with PoetsandQuants. "We have to be realistic about the market in which we find ourselves. We think the market for two-year MBAs is going to get very elite."
The changes are the result of a sweeping strategic review by Dean Sally Blount, former dean of New York University's undergraduate business school, who took the reins as dean at Kellogg in July 2010. Some 30 faculty members at the school were engaged in the review, along with alumni and students...