Today’s topic is a bit more serious in nature.
Fisher College of Business hosts a variety of graduate programs, including the MAcc program, the MLHR program, the MBLE program, the Full-Time MBA program, the Working Professionals MBA program, many dual-degree programs, as well as Executive MBA programs.
Judging by actions of select faculty, staff AND students, there seems to be some sort of feeling that the Full-Time MBA program is more important than the other programs. The evidence for this conclusion is both pervasive and disheartening. I do not wish to delve into specific occasions, but suffice to say, I found the topic compelling enough to present it for public consumption.
I believe that since everyone pursuing a graduate degree is already realistically in the top .5% of the world’s population in terms of opportunities, there is absolutely no reason to create any sort of hierarchy within the Fisher College of Business.
I encourage everyone in the Fisher College of Business to truly think about their beliefs about this school. Do you want Fisher to be known as an inclusive, welcoming community, or as an MBA program with some “other stuff” thrown in? I strongly believe that the first choice is the correct one, and if you do not, I recommend re-evaluating your position. As someone once said, the greatest danger is not evil people, but the indifference of “good” people to evil actions.
That’s all for today. Best luck to everyone on your finals, term papers, and everything else!