Sunday, July 26, 2009

The Future of Education, MBAs?

Recently, there's been a spike in new educational "institutions". Ranging from University of the People to Seth Godin's SAMBA to Jack Welch's Management Institute to Richard Branson's School of Entrepreneurship. Are these fads, since the publishing industry is going under and folks like Welch and Godin need new outlets for their work, or is this another nail in the coffin of the traditional MBA? With BusinessWeek for sale, and potentially no longer existing, will the BusinessWeek rankings for MBA programs continue to be relevant, or will this get picked up by a blog?

Just like every other large institute that was prominent during the 20th century, traditional universities are now having to adopt to greater global competition and distributed/democratized competition. How they adapt to this new environment is a chapter that will be written over the next 5-10 years.
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