March 17, 2014
HALFWAY THERE...:Half of U.S. Business Schools Might Be Gone by 2020 (Patrick Clark March 14, 2014, Business Week)
Richard Lyons, the dean of University of California, Berkeley's Haas School of Business, has a dire forecast for business education: "Half of the business schools in this country could be out of business in 10 years--or five," he says.Posted by Orrin Judd at March 17, 2014 3:41 PM
The threat, says Lyons, is that more top MBA programs will start to offer degrees online. That will imperil the industry's business model. For most business schools, students pursuing part-time and executive MBAs generate crucial revenue. Those programs, geared toward working professionals, will soon have to compete with elite online alternatives for the same population.