It's time for the MBA 2.0
MBA student numbers have been struggling for some time, but while the MBA is not about to disappear, for many schools it's time to rethink what an MBA means. The global financial crisis of 2016 led many to doubt the value of the MBA. While MBA degrees at many top schools continue to prosper, some of those at mid or lesser ranked schools have seen student numbers decline.
In 2009 CarringtonCrisp launched Tomorrow’s MBA, a study of prospective MBA students seeking to find out whether attitudes to the qualification had changed, what they wanted from an MBA and what content was a priority for an MBA programme.
The study has run annually since the 2009 crisis and the latest study reported in October 2016. In that time, Tomorrow’s MBA has gathered views from more than 7,000 prospective students in over 90 countries.
To find out more about some of the key findings in this year's report, you can read the launch blog on the CarringtonCrisp website by clicking here. To be part of the next round of the Tomorrow's MBA study, running from early November 2016, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll send further details.
A PDF copy of the most recent report is available now and can be purchased for £200 by emailing us at email@example.com or you can purchase by credit card by using the PayPal link below. Once your payment has been received a PDF copy of the report will be sent to you by email.
"Participating in Tomorrow’s MBA has been invaluable to the University of Sydney Business School as it seeks to grow its management education portfolio. It required very little administrative support from us and provided us with a wealth of data in the key factors that influence prospective students’ decision to consider MBA and just as importantly which MBAs they are more likely to choose.
Particularly significant for us was that Tomorrow’s MBA allowed us to look at changes in student attitudes and perceptions over a number of years and also provided us with the ability to examine similarities and differences in the responses of prospective students from different geographic areas.
The survey and its results produced some key insights that we have been able to use to identify opportunities to clearly differentiate our new program offerings".
The University of Sydney Business School, Nick Wailes, Director of MBA programs,