Deadly Diseases or Innovative Practices: How Deming Would View Today’s Executive MBA Industry
The purpose of this research is to determine how W. Edwards Deming, the catalyst who led the sweeping quality revolution worldwide, would view today’s Executive MBA sector. To determine this information, an examination of the Executive MBA sector will be conducted. In addition, various elements of Deming’s “Deadly Diseases” will be discussed and applied to the Executive MBA sector with the hopes of uncovering whether the “prevailing style of management” is indeed a problem. The main findings of this preliminary study indicate that the present style of management within the Executive MBA sector is causing “waste” and “losses”. The results of this initial study can potentially ignite increased research on how the quality movement can positively impact the Executive MBA sector.