Goethe Business School: Executive MBA with Duke scrapped

Von am 30. August 2011

Just last year the Executive MBA that Goethe University’s business school offered in cooperation with the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University was cancelled due to a lack of participants. Now the program has been cancelled until further notice.

”The Executive MBA will no longer be offered in its earlier form with a General Management focus due to the market, which continues to be too small,” confirms Professor Andreas Hackethal, Dean of the Goethe Business School.

An alternative offer that is aligned with the needs of the financial industry, however, is being designed. Such a program is also reportedly being supported by the sponsors of the House of Finance.

A possible successor program would still be a part-time master program. Whether or not it will be an MBA is not yet clear. The cooperation with Duke is thus reportedly merely on hiatus, and has not been ended.

The Goethe Business School intends to retain the full-time MBA. Only 17 students started the program last year, but this fall 30 students are expected to commence.


Foto Bärbel Schwertfeger, MBA Journal

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Bärbel Schwertfeger ist Diplom-Psychologin und seit 1985 als freie Journalistin im Bereich Management, Weiterbildung und Personalentwicklung tätig.