Nice article in The Economist recently highlighting Baylor’s MBA program… The gist of the article is that MBA programs (particularly those at big-name schools) have gotten a bad rap following the economy’s collapse under the watch of so many MBA graduates — the CEOs who have dominated the news recently, like those at Lehman Brothers and General Motors.
Baylor, however, is held up as an example of a program where MBA students are doing good for the community, not just learning to make as much money as possible at any cost. The article notes,
“Witness the volunteer work of a group of students from Baylor University in Texas. While Jeff Skilling, former CEO of Enron and a Harvard MBA, serves a 24-year term at a federal prison for fraud, the current Baylor class have just won an award for their mentoring work with prison inmates in the Prison Entrepreneurship Programme, an initiative started in 2004 by Catherine Rohr, a former Wall Street investor and MBA graduate from the University of California at Berkeley’s Haas School.”
Sic ’em, Baylor MBA students!