Browsing Category: Management Education

Management Education

Why do we need academic degrees?

I regularly get cornered at a reception or dinner by an intense person who feels an urge to unload some unsolicited advice (N.B. see my earlier post, “The Advice We need.”) Usually the advice is idiosyncratic. But over the past few months, such advice has taken on a disquieting…

By Bob Bruner-
Leadership, Management Education

Mission and Integrity

Last week, I announced the results of our community-wide efforts to review the Darden School’s mission statement. Darden is a mission-driven school. The mission statement guides our actions and expresses the distinction and strength of our culture and our commitment to graduate business education and executive development…

By Bob Bruner-
Management Education, Rankings

The ROI on One’s Own Higher Education

“Maybe it’s time to ask a question that seems almost sacrilegious: Is all this investment in college education really worth it? The answer, I fear, is that it’s not.” — Megan McArdle, Newsweek September 17, 2012 “Right now, I would pay $100,000 for 10 percent of the future…

By Bob Bruner-
Management Education, Rankings

Importance of Governance and Consultation

An elderly neighbor here in Virginia used to refer to the Civil War as “the late unpleasantness,” a term so ironic in its understatement of a complicated and bitter convulsion. These days, irony helps; maybe my neighbor will apply the term to the recent controversy at the University of Virginia…

By Bob Bruner-