Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

2012

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to provide insight into the financial models used by business schools, with a specific focus on the cost side of the model. The paper systematically looks at sources of revenue and areas of expenditure under different business school models. The paper finds that the faculty model used by many business schools, with the need to devote significant effort to generate academic publications, is very cost intensive and not efficient. The paper suggests that alternative models can be developed which would make business schools more financially sustainable. While there has been a lot of societal attention paid to sources of income, most notably tuition, very little attention has been paid to the actual use of resources within the business school environment or to alternative models which could be used to deliver high quality education at lower cost.

Keywords

Business schools, Performance measures, Finance, Costs, Financial structures, Private providers, Competition

Discipline

Business | Higher Education

Research Areas

Strategy and Organisation

Publication

Journal of Management Development

Volume

31

Issue

4

First Page

377

Last Page

385

ISSN

0262-1711

Identifier

10.1108/02621711211219031

Publisher

Emerald

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/02621711211219031

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