More success than meets the eye: a challenge to critiques of the MBA. Possibilities for critical management education?

Hay, A.J. ORCID: 0000-0002-2629-230X and Hodgkinson, M., 2008. More success than meets the eye: a challenge to critiques of the MBA. Possibilities for critical management education? Management Learning, 39 (1), pp. 21-40.

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Abstract

Management education generally, and MBA programmes in particular, have been persistently criticized for failing to speak adequately to management practice. One response to such criticisms has been to suggest a wider consideration of critical management education (CME). Drawing on research findings from an empirical study of MBA learning, the article argues that MBA learning can be seen as more valuable to the manager in practice than critics contend. Moreover, the learning which is valued resonates with both a critical understanding of management and critical accounts of the role of management education, suggesting that a covert form of CME may already be operating. We argue that further building on this understanding provides the potential for a more prominent CME. Specifically, we propose that the experience brought to and lived within the MBA programme provides an opportunity for `problematizing' accepted ways of making sense of the world.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Management Learning
Creators: Hay, A.J. and Hodgkinson, M.
Publisher: Sage Publications
Date: 2008
Volume: 39
Number: 1
Rights: Copyright 2008 by Sage Publications. All rights reserved. No portion of the contents may be reproduced in any form without written permission of the publisher.
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:10
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2017 13:21
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8908

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