Rich, no interest in comparing the size of our... well, you get the point. I stand behind my comments... but will provide a personal anecdote. A large US company sent me to a prestigious US business school for a certificate program. Not for academic credit, but it was taught over a many weeks by the same faculty that were professors in their EMBA program. Part of the gig was that we lunched with the instructors in the faculty lounge. One professor was particularly forthcoming in casual conversation over lunch. He mentioned that a professor in marketing had been let go because she had been failing too many students. The rationale being that the school had rigorous entry criteria and it was assumed that all were qualified to graduate upon admission, assuming work was completed... of course. The EMBA students were not paying $$$ for a marketing professor to tell them they were not worthy of a degree. This was many years ago, current environment may be different... but an interesting insight from an honest professor and a casual lunch.