Can the generalist MBA survive the heat?
Generalist MBAs lack the sector-specific skills that specialist MBAs can provide and that the job market increasingly demands. In an article for Times Higher Education, Dr Pierre Ihmle, Chief Academic Officer of Sommet Education, examines how specialist MBAs can offer graduates a competitive edge.
A generalist MBA undoubtedly provides professionals with a sound grounding in management and leadership skills that can be applied to a wide range of business spheres. […] However, the criticism of full-time MBAs is that they have not effectively responded to new demands in the marketplace, especially from employers seeking a more specific set of skills.”