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Developing Managers: Reexamining Ten Myths about MBAs and Managers

Amanda Sinclair (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Philippa Hintz (University of Melbourne, Australia)

Journal of Management Development

ISSN: 0262-1711

Article publication date: 1 July 1991



A survey of MBA graduates of the University of Melbourne suggests the need to re‐examine myths about MBAs ‐ who they are, why they undertake an MBA, what sort of careers they pursue and what capabilities they need. In improving the quality of management education, effort needs to be directed to matching programmes to a better understanding of the management school′s customers ‐existing students, the future profession, the business and wider communities – and to expanding the “management consciousness” of potential students, particularly those under‐represented in management schools such as women and ethnic minorities.



Sinclair, A. and Hintz, P. (1991), "Developing Managers: Reexamining Ten Myths about MBAs and Managers", Journal of Management Development, Vol. 10 No. 7, pp. 53-65.




Copyright © 1991, MCB UP Limited

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