The best managers balance the science and the art of management

Henry Mintzberg
Published: 20 October 2022

MBAs have their advocates – and their detractors. Over the years, the MBA has suffered from comparisons with professional degrees that have more defined outcomes, like medicine and law. But management is part art and part science, and an overemphasis on the science side is partly to blame for this perception. As evidence of this, MBA News cites the work of Desautels Prof. Henry Mintzberg, who argued that successful business leaders need to exercise both analysis and intuition. The best managers are able to balance both science and art to reach their goals in a complex and ever-shifting business environment.


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