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MOOCs for MBA

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Presentation of Prof. Sung Joo Park during the Eduniversal World Convention 2014 in Istanbul, Turkey

Plenary Session 1

"The growth and distance learning opportunities. What does it mean for business education models?"

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MOOCs for MBA

  1. 1. MOOCs for MBA October 22, 2014 Sung Joo Park (朴成柱) (sjpark@business.kaist.ac.kr) KAIST Business School World Convention 2014
  2. 2. Table of Contents What is MOOCs? Globalization of Business Education Criticisms on Business Education MBA Curriculum Criticism on Business Schools Current Problems of MBA Education Trends of MBA Curriculum MBA in Asian Perspective
  3. 3. A Key Question Will MOOCs transform the MBA education?
  4. 4. What is MOOCs? Massive(ly) Open Online Courses Open Online: Web Free Characteristics Asynchronous Global Reach On-Demand: Pull Model Self-directed Accessible to World-Class Lectures Repeatability: Re-Watch Availability: Anytime, Anywhere (Internet-connected)
  5. 5. Controversy over the MOOCs Disruption of Education Model An Experiment: Making Education A Commodity? Low Commitment: Low Completion Rate An Internet version of Book? Distance Learning: Mail, Radio, TV, Video Tape, CD, Internet Communication Efficiency & Effectiveness Critical Thinking Social Network Education vs. Training Human Component
  6. 6. A Fundamental Question Bits vs. Atoms Artificial (Man-made) vs. Natural (God-made) Flat vs. Round Mechanical vs. Organic Transactional vs. Transformational Decision Making: Structural vs. Unstructural
  7. 7. Why Do Top Schools Participate in MOOCs? Social Responsibility: Contribution Cost and Benefit Cost Development & Update Costs Resistance of Faculty Members No Immediate Revenue Benefit Reputation Future Education Model: Preemptive Experiment Innovation: Self-Disruption Potential Revenue Model Freemium Pay-per-View
  8. 8. A Short History of Management Education & MBA 1819: The 1st Business School, ESCP in France 1881: The 1st Undergrad Business School, Wharton 1898: Business Schools: European, Harvard 1900: The 1st Graduate School, Tuck, Dartmouth Master of Commercial Science (MCS) 1921: The 1st MBA Degree, Harvard Business School Renamed to MBA: Training Business to Engineers 1943: The 1st Executive MBA Program, Chicago 1968: AIM (Asian Institute of Management) First in Asia
  9. 9. Globalization of Management Education: Business Degree-Granting Institutions The world proportionate to the number of business degree-granting institutions (As of 2010)
  10. 10. The Global Nature: Internationally Accredited Schools The world proportionate to the number of institutions with some form of international business accreditation (As of 2010)
  11. 11. Pendulum of Business Education Practice Theory Relevance Excellence 1960-1990 1990-? Tendency of Overswing
  12. 12. MBA Curriculums Core Electives Statistics Human Resource Management Accounting Technology Management/Innovation Finance Information Management OB/Leadership Business Analytics Marketing Entrepreneurship Operations Management E-Commerce International Business Communication Strategy Negotiation Microeconomics Business Law Ethics & Social Responsibility Interdisciplinary Concentrations Capstone: Field Study
  13. 13. Evolution of Business Curriculums: Stages of Economic Development Book Keeping Management Science O.R. MIS OM Supply Chain Accounting HRM Organization Innovation Strategy Marketing Finance Ethics Agricultural Economy Industrial Economy Knowledge Economy Agriculture Manufacturing Service Economic Growth
  14. 14. Human Contents of Management Disciplines/Fields HRM Organization, Corporate Governance Innovation Strategy, Leadership Marketing Information Systems Operations Management Finance Accounting Soft Hard
  15. 15. Current Problems of MBA Education MBA Bubble Too Many MBA Schools & MBAs: Globally 13,000+ Fierce Competition A Question on the Value of MBA Emphasis on Business of School Cash Cow for University Earning than Educating Market Differentiation: How to Attract Students? Shorter Programs: 1.5 Years, 1 Year, 10 Months Segmentation: Executive, Part-Time, Evening, Weekend, Online, International (Global Tour), Dual Degree, Mini-MBA Quality? Fundamental Mission? Higher Cheating: 60% MBAs (Perceived Peer Behavior) Imbalance of Areas: Finance, Finance, Finance!
  16. 16. Scandals/Failures by MBAs Enron J. Skilling, CEO: Harvard MBA A. Fastow, CFO: Kellogg MBA Lehman Brothers G. H. Walker IV, Head Investment Management Div.: Wharton MBA Northern Rock R. Sandler, CEO: Stanford MBA Bear Stearns R. Marin, Senior Executive for Mortgage: Cornell MBA Saytam R. Raju, CEO: Ohio U. MBA Monitor Group Bankruptcy (2012) Multinational Management Consulting Firm in Cambridge, Mass. Michael Porter, Chris Argyris
  17. 17. After the Financial Crisis & Scandals MBA Curriculum Overhauls: Many U.S. Schools Harvard Business School Wharton School, U. Pennsylvania Haas School, UC Berkeley Kellogg School, Northwestern Columbia Business School …
  18. 18. Trends of MBA Curriculum Flexibility: More Student Choices Limited Core and A Variety of Concentrations More Integrative than Functional Courses Soft than Hard Skills Qualitative than Quantitative/Technical Courses Ethics: Can ethics be taught properly at business school? Practical Experiences Internship, Experiential Learning, Field Study Emphasis on: Creativity Critical Thinking Sustainability (CSR, Ethics)
  19. 19. What is MBA Education after all? Nurturing Leaders: For-Profit and Non-Profit What Do Leaders Need? 知德 (Knowledge & Virtue) Hard Skill: Knowledge Soft Skill Will & Humility: Good To Great (Jim Collins) Virtue: Ethical, Empathy, Sincerity, Trustworthy Wisdom (智慧) What We Need to Do? Focus on Soft Skills More Time to Digest and Thinking Learning than Teaching
  20. 20. How will MOOCs affect MBA Education? Spectrum of MOOCs Application Viewing Videos Complements to Off-line Course Courses for Credits and Degrees Blending Education Model Online: Viewing Assignments vs. Reading Assignments Sharing Lecture Notes and Information Offline: Creative Thinking & Interactive Discussions
  21. 21. Future of MOOCs for Business Schools Blending Model: Offline + Online Online for Training & Offline for (Higher) Educating Blending Business Education Hard Skills: MOOCs Soft Skills: Offline Face-to-Face Class Collaboration Opportunity Developed vs. Developing Countries Developed vs. Developing Business Schools Faculty Shortage Need for Advanced Knowledge/Pedagogy Language Issue: English?
  22. 22. Last Question Will MOOCs disrupt the MBA education?
  23. 23. Thank you very much! ş

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