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How and why the MBA and management education needs to change

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Keywords: Management development, MBA, Practical intelligence, business education, context-based learning, practice, intelligence

Thirteen years ago this year Henry Mintzberg published his book Managers not MBAs: A hard look at the soft practice of managing and management development ,in which he challenged the prevailing view that the recipient of the MBA was by default not only a rising star, but a fully formed and trained manager. Mintzberg recognised that just giving managers or even proto-managers a series of academic tools, thinking structures and models will produce rounded relevant managers and leaders. Mintzberg argued that the MBA model was severely broken…

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