University of Cambridge starts a DBA Programme in 2017

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  1. away1975

    away1975 New Member

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    The University of Cambridge will starts the world most expensive Doctoarate degree in Business.
    Below is the details of the plan programme:

    ttps://www.timeshighereducation.com/news/cambridge-plans-charge-ps230k-fees-business-doctorate
     
  2. AV8R

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    I'm sure they will have no shortage off applicants, regardless of the cost.
     
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  4. Rich Douglas

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    Oh, no. That's not how it will work. They will do this by invitation. According to the article, they will only admit one or two students per year, and those will be top-flight CEOs from around the world.

    Also, it won't be a DBA. According to the article, it will be a BusD, purposely distinguishing it from the PhD (because students won't be in residence the whole time) and a DBA (to make it more attractive to business leaders--I don't understand that distinction).

    This is the same as if it wasn't happening. It will not even cause a ripple.
     
  5. AV8R

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    Interesting. Best I can tell this is nothing more than a way for the school to bring in more cash...

     
  6. Phdtobe

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    What Cambridge is doing is basically high-class prostituting not education.
     
  7. Rich Douglas

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    What distinction are you making in order to draw that assessment? How is this any different from any other high-priced program from a world-class university?

    In my field, the University of Pennsylvania--an Ivy League school--started an EdD specifically targeting potential and current Chief Learning Officers. Sounds good--my own thesis at Leicester was on the CLO and made clear distinctions about that role; it would be nice to see them addressed. But....

    The program only has fewer than two dozen students in it and has only graduated a few. Also, the tuition is more than $120K, plus materials, fees, and several trips to the campus. Finally, it doesn't do a very good job around those distinctions. (Not that they'd listen to me anyway.)

    My point is that people have been paying a premium price for a premium degree for a long time, far and away from the degree's actual learning content. And some universities have been highly selective for....well, always. They often serve to solidify the societal and financial barriers that separate the classes.
     
  8. Phdtobe

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    - like high-class prostitution.
     
  9. Rich Douglas

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    Ummm....okay. But it would be nice if you could explain your analogy.
     
  10. Phdtobe

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    it was a tongue-in-cheek frivolous quib from me. My guess it is a pragrmme well suited for kids of wealthy dictators.
     

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