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Graduate Management Degrees: Deepening Perspective, Enhancing the Tool Kit

May 2005

From AgriMarketing Magazine - Anyone who reads the business press has seen articles criticizing graduate education in management, and more specifically Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. There are a variety of different arguments raised: you can’t build a leader in the classroom; graduates don’t understand the people side of management; MBAs do not approach decisions from an ethical perspective; graduates make good analysts, but not good managers; and so on. Anything popular typically generates critics, and the number of MBAprograms and graduates has certainly increased dramatically in the past 25 years. At the same time, there may be something to some of this criticism—at least for graduates of traditional residence MBAprograms, many of whom have minimal work experience prior to returning for a full-time MBA.


Jay Akridge


AgriMarketing Magazine

Purdue Hosts Conference for Agribusiness Managers

From Purdue News - Uncertain times can sort the expert from the inexperienced, but proactive food and agribusiness industry managers can gain key skills for dealing with change during the national conference for agribusiness at Purdue University.

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