Disrupt or Be Disrupted: A Blueprint for Change

An evidence-based approach to improving graduate management education.

With contributions by administrators and professors from top graduate management programs worldwide, this book provides business school decision makers with an evidence-based approach to improving the practice of graduate management education.

Disrupt or be Disrupted

The book is designed to help navigate the pressures of today's market and create revolutionary platforms that leverage a school's unique competitive advantage in a design distinctly tailored for today's business realities. Disrupt or Be Disrupted offers a unique handbook for improving graduate management education and contains contributions from an international group of deans and professors that lead MBA programs. 


Since the 1960s, business schools and graduate management education have made some impressive advances and have introduced more constructive changes than many would have predicted. Despite these accomplishments, critics abound, and many of them have had considerable influence over the ongoing dialogue about how to improve and, indeed, reinvent graduate business education. The need to make fundamental changes in graduate management education is the central theme in these critiques. Disrupt or Be Disrupted: A Blueprint for Change in Management Education addresses the overriding issue of how to get from here to the future.

GMAC commissioned this book to bring together thought leaders and foster the discussion around the future of graduate management education.

Disrupt or Be Disrupted

"... essential reading for those involved in the leadership of business schools."

George Yip
China Europe International Business School