The Quantitative MBA: Exploring the Relationship Between Quantitative Orientation and the Pursuit of a Business Degree
Focusing on undergraduate business MBA students this paper explores the hypothesis that students with a quantitative orientation self-select themselves into undergraduate business and MBA programs.┬á This paper explores the hypothesis that quantitative oriented students self-select into undergraduate business and MBA programs.┬á This is in comparison to undergraduate and graduate business students as opposed to the general population of students.┬á This research does not confirm the hypothesis that business school graduates are skewed toward the quantitative orientation and raises the questions around what is the right profile for firms to be able to compete in the future.┬á This is especially an important philosophical question coming out of the Great Recession where quantitative analysis could not prevent the collapse of the global financial system.
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