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Title: How relevant is the MBA: a revisit
Authors: Tan, Boon Seng
Ko, Stephen
Keywords: Humanities::General::Education
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Tan, B. S. & Ko, S. (2019). How relevant is the MBA: a revisit. Journal of Education for Business, 94(1), 64-69.
Journal: Journal of Education for Business
Abstract: The master of business administration (MBA) is the centerpiece of management education and holds the promise of systematically preparing its graduates for their managerial roles. However, there is escalating criticism that MBA programs are losing their relevance based on empirical evidence that competencies indicated by managers to be most critical are least represented in core MBA curricula. The authors re-examine the evidence and argue that the misalignment appears to be overstated. Consideration for relevance in preparing graduates for managerial roles needs to consider not only curricula, but also actual learning, social capital from the alumni network, and the signaling effect of graduating from an MBA program.
ISSN: 0883-2323
DOI: 10.1080/08832323.2018.1503587
Schools: Nanyang Business School 
Research Centres: Nanyang Centre for Public Administration 
Rights: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Journal of Education for Business on 02 Oct 2018, available online:
Fulltext Permission: open
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