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Is your MBA giving big return on investment?

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dc.contributor.author Bellows, Scott
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-23T08:35:37Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-23T08:35:37Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-09
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/3862
dc.description A Newspaper article by Scott Bellows, an Assistant Professor in the Chandaria School of Business at USIU-Africa en_US
dc.description.abstract Many Master of Business Administration degrees can positively alter the trajectory of a learner’s life. The MBA degree stands as the bulwark executive training for discovering scientific methods for management. On the flip side, some MBA programmes prove about as worthless as learning about good governance from former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe. Lower-end programmes prove wasteful by charging tuition fees but providing limited to negative value. In the absence of quality faculty, your MBA could literally teach you methods and techniques for managers that science has proved wrong. Examples of bad incorrect teaching in MBA programmes in Kenya include: performance reviews are helpful, monetary rewards unilaterally increase employee performance and hiring minority groups hurts team performance. Inasmuch, not all MBA programmes give the same benefit to students. Kenyans apply in their thousands for MBA programmes throughout the country each year. A smaller number looks beyond our borders. Among the 268 Kenyan citizens who took MBA admissions exam in 2016, the infamous GMAT, Kenyans scored an average of 463 while Ugandans, Tanzanians, and DR Congolese scored lower (452, 434, and 353 respectively) and Americans, Japanese, and Chileans higher (547, 552, and 585 respectively). Despite the insatiable demand for graduate programmes, research shows that most MBA degrees do not return a positive return on investment for alumni. en_US
dc.publisher Business Daily en_US
dc.subject Society en_US
dc.title Is your MBA giving big return on investment? en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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