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Manager’s not MBA’s – Henry Mintzberg!

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This is yet another powerful concept Henry Mintzberg introduces.

He basically speaks about the disadvantages of the full-time MBA’s and encourages a concept where MBA’s are modeled more on peer experience bringing the real life experience in a classroom (similar to the EMBA programs) and not overrelying on theretical case studies.

A link to this can be obtained on the MIT world website. 

He says Managers needs to learn from their own experience, grow up the organization and then do the MBA’s in more of a sharing environment where experiences are exchanged.

I concur with his concept 100% – which is why I went for the IIFT EMIB program as opposed to a regular IIM MBA program. I believe real managerial experience or leadership is not a skill that can be taught. Analytical skills and topics can be taught – no one denies that – in an MBA classroom. He even takes on Harvard for the case study based approach and its fallacies!



Written by Naveen Athresh

November 22, 2006 at 3:05 pm

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