Sunday, July 27, 2008
"Specialized" MBA programs
Here's a brief article in BusinessWeek on the rise of specialized MBA programs. Two students from program at NC State are quoted in the article. I'm in the NC State part-time program, and I was glad to see the program get some attention, but I think the article missed the mark. NC State, like other MBA programs, offers various concentrations in areas like biopharma, services, finance, and innovation, but it doesn't grant a specialty degree like Master of Health Administration, for example. A better example of a speciality degree is the Master of Global Innovation Management where students take classes in Raleigh and in France. At any rate, BusinessWeek tends to report on the top-tier schools, so the article was a bit of a departure from the norm.