This wouldn't normally interest me, but the way Dan Paul Danos (of Dartmouth Business School - Tuck ) asked the interview questions was very interesting. The setup to many of his questions were revealing in that they show how B-School Administrators/leaders summarize some aspects of American B-School education. Source interview
Dean Danos interviews 9 individuals the state of German B-School changes. Here were excerpts of his questions that were important enough to take note of.
1) "There are many differences in patterns of MBA education in the U.S. and Germany. One of the hallmarks of the traditional American MBA is the requirement of several years of experience after the first degree and before enrolling in the MBA."
2) "In America, the ideal for the MBA is to have the engineer who worked for Boeing along with the teacher from Uganda and the programmer from Japan all working on teams together. That’s what the students want in their team and if we put a young person that just graduated from a first degree with no experience with them, they don’t like it. "
3) "Top business schools in the States get a significant percent of their funds from gifts (as much as 40 to 60%) and the rest comes from tuition (fees)."
4) "The rankings are a private sector solution, very summarized, but it only works for about the top 50 schools. They don’t write articles about all the rest because nobody would read it outside of the region."
5) "I would like for us to contrast the American style of faculty development with that of Germany. Let me start with a summary of the American system. At the top schools; the faculty are very well supported for their research. They teach light loads in terms of time in the classroom. For the most part, at the top 30 schools, the requirement for promotion is a strong reputation for publishing in refereed journals. For the most part the best faculty are researching and teaching very practical things though using scientific methods in research. The American faculty system is rather egalitarian. Most of the permanent, full-time professors are on similar tracks and get very similar reward and support."