Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

September 2013    |    Volume: 45    |    Number: 9

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Why engineering matters in management

To set the international business agenda appropriately, MBA programs must pay attention to operations

By Bublu Thakur-Weigold and Stephan M. Wagner

One glance at MBA curricula worldwide will suffice to show that virtually no institution considers operations to be a viable part of strategic leadership. The typical business school offers at most one class, and that one usually is associated with tools.

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