Management education and the professions

Mark Somers, Katia Passerini, Annaleena Parhankangas, Jose Casal

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Ongoing concerns about a perceived disconnection between management education and management practice and the limited skill base of business school graduates are evident in the literature. These problems have been looked at through various lenses, and the professional model of education has shown promise in addressing perceived problems with business schools and their graduates. Using concepts from the sociology of the professions including jurisdiction, professional identity, and the nature of professional work, this article explores recent criticisms of management education and addresses the stages and issues involved in migrating to a model of education that mirrors that used in the professions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)47-56
Number of pages10
JournalOrganisation Management Journal
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Business and International Management
  • Education
  • Strategy and Management
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management


  • Educational models
  • Management as a profession
  • Management education
  • Practitioner focus
  • Professional education


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