Debates by Category: Business School

February 14, 2012

Universities: Bigger Isn’t Better

American universities’ incessant race to make themselves bigger and better (the Harvard model) has instead driven up costs and deterred students. Pro or con?

November 9, 2011

MBA Programs Are Failing in Ethics

Business schools do a poor job of teaching students business ethics. Pro or con?

Read the debate by guest columnists Michael Beer and Mary Gentile and watch the video with Bloomberg Businessweek.com reporter Joel Stonington

August 23, 2011

MBAs Don’t Merit the Cost

Amid the financial crisis and recession, placement rates and salaries for MBAs have taken hits, making the degree less valuable. Pro or con?

February 24, 2011

Technology Will Keep B-School Applicants Honest

Business schools can count on technology to prevent applicants from plagiarizing essays. Pro or con?

January 20, 2010

MBA Oath Is Nothing to Swear By

The MBA oath—a pledge of integrity created by a group of graduates from Harvard Business School—will prove largely ineffective in warding off the type of corporate misdeeds that led to the U.S. financial crisis. Pro or con?

November 21, 2008

Financial Crisis: Blame B-schools

Business schools are largely responsible for the U.S. financial crisis. Pro or con?

July 22, 2008

Selective Tuition Hikes Make Sense

Colleges are justified in imposing differential tuition—charging higher fees for certain courses of study such as business that pay more. Pro or con?

July 10, 2008

GMAT Scandal: Punish Cheaters

Users of test prep service Scoretop who paid to look at live questions got an unfair advantage and should be penalized. Pro or con?

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