I am interested in Mintzberg’s work because he has
examined the nature and essence of management – or managing, as he
likes to call it. His opinions are controversial and not very
complementary to either the general business press, most educational
institutions that teach management in general and those that teach MBA
programs in particular.
Mintzberg elaborates on the many faults of
MBA programs and the graduates. At one point in the book he describes
what he perceives as the general attitude of MBA graduates towards
management. Or as he calls it “the impression left by MBA education”.