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The Present and Future of MBA Programs
The crisis that appears to have hit the MBA model in the English-speaking world can be explained by the concomitance of various factors: the increase of personal risk in investing time and resources, the strong competition from Masters of Science in International Management, online MBA programs, specialist masters, and the growing difficulties in finding success on the other side of the Atlantic.
However, the MBA remains a strong accelerator of skills and careers, one reason why it is indispensible to rethink MBA programs, a change of course that the SDA Bocconi School of Management has already begun. The content must be rethought, the duration of programs reduced while increasing flexibility, and training must be structured with smaller class sizes.