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In the UK, MBA education has evolved significantly since Mintzberg wrote his critique more than twenty years ago. I am currently studying at a business school that requires several years work experience before you can join the course, has strict entry requirements and is a centre for cutting-edge research. We are involved in practical management roles with local firms, including NGOs. Corporate responsibility and environmental sustainability are now central factors in many of our subjects. The 'greed is good' era is largely in the dustbin of history, and the MBA as army of corporate androids is certainly not the way it is taught here.
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