2022 Organizational Structure Study
The MBA Roundtable, a global association of business schools whose mission is to advance graduate management education through curricular and co-curricular innovation, has released the results of their 2022 study on changing organizational structures and responsibilities within today’s business schools. 137 associate deans, directors, and faculty shared their organizational information along with its advantages, disadvantages, and potential changes as part of the research conducted in January - February 2022 and recently released at the 2022 GMAC Leadership Conference in Baltimore, Maryland in June 2022.
The following are some of findings of the report:
- On average responding schools are offering close to 8 graduate degree programs with the number of programs ranging from 1 to 23. Total MBA enrollment averaged 541 and Specialized Masters enrollment averaged 345.
- When asked who has control over program functions: 81% of schools control their own marketing; 89% of schools control their own recruiting; 88% of schools control their own admissions offer process; but only 63% of schools control their own application process.
- Amongst MBA programs, there is some shared responsibility across many functions with less on operations, but more shared resources on DEI. With Specialized Masters Programs, there is less shared responsibility for recruiting, admissions, operations but more shared on student services, course support, experiential learning, career management. For Schools that share across both MBA and Specialized Masters, marketing, student services, career management were the most shared function.
- 42% of Schools now have a dedicated Chief Diversity Officer.
- Post-COVID remote office vs in the office are wide ranging. 28% have a standard policy, where 31% have a flexible policy. 1/3 have a minimum required number of days in the office: 50% of days.