The Desautels professor who is taking on the MBA


Henry Mintzberg is looking beyond the MBA. For years, the Desautels Professor railed against what many in the corporate world see as the ultimate form of business education.

Instead, he launched the International Masters Program for Managers (IMPM) in 2004. The program eschews MBA staples like case studies and strategy in favour of a learning process based on sharing and learning from one’s fellow students.

Professor Mintzberg says that “We professors talk about our research, and the participants tell us about their experiences,” and goes on to say that it’s where the two cross that amazing things happen.

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