The reaction from LBS on the thread is very interesting. I think part of the reason that this is an issue in the UK is that the growth of MBA qualifications is only now beginning to have a significant impact on the business world. MBA's are relatively rare there, and most of the top MBAs are from US rather than UK schools (this obviously runs on an issue of age, as the LBS MBA is relatively young anyway). Where I have worked we had C-level employees from Harvard, Chicago, and most recently Cranfield - I haven't seen LBS come through at the senior levels yet.
As the arrival volume increases (and especially beyond the IB world where most head in the UK from what I can tell), I feel in part that people will adapt. Explaining going to do an MBA in the UK to your boss can be a touch and go experience.
The self policing that LBS are showing is promising, though a little unnerving in some ways. For every class of MBAs you are going to get some egotists. I am not sure how much LBS tries to breed that out (at NYU they have made a concerted effort to stop anything happening on the ego-MBA since day one), but maybe that is the way they will focus. All the same, that shows some self preservation on the managers side, and some poor tact from the graduate.
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