Case | HBS Case Collection | February 2008 (Revised February 2008)

University of Chicago Graduate School of Business

by Srikant M. Datar, David A. Garvin and James Weber


The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business offered a discipline-based, flexible MBA program to full time, evening, weekend, and executive MBA students. At a time when other MBA programs were introducing significant changes to their curricula, Chicago felt its traditional approach worked well, and it was not contemplating significant change. This case describes Chicago's approach to MBA education and the challenges it faced.

Keywords: Change Management; Higher Education; Training; Management Style; Problems and Challenges; Education Industry;


Datar, Srikant M., David A. Garvin, and James Weber. "University of Chicago Graduate School of Business." Harvard Business School Case 308-014, February 2008. (Revised February 2008.)