Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Religious MBA Programs

Businesweek has an interesting article about religious business schools (link):

For the most part, top business schools have the same curriculum requirements. It's what happens inside the classroom—the discussions, books, and examples—that makes one B-school experience different from another. At a religiously affiliated program, subtle choices on the part of the professor sometimes demonstrate the unique culture...

The main goal of religiously affiliated MBA programs is no different from other B-schools: to prepare students to lead businesses and manage people. "First and foremost, we provide first-class business education," says Ringuest. Religion, or the values of a particular religious faith, might come up once in a while during case-study discussions, but you're still going to learn the basics of accounting, strategy, marketing, general management, and so on.

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