The education system in this country needs overhauling. Tuition rates are skyrocketing and textbook costs continue on the rise, but are curricula being modified as rapidly as they need to be? Specifically, MBAs: to accurately reflect the needs of the ever-changing business world, are business schools keeping up? Well, as it turns out, some are.
Post University in Waterbury, CT recently announced the renaming of their business school to The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business, in a culmination of “a great deal of effort in identifying someone whose legacy embodies the quality, goal, and mission of our school. We knew there was no better name to attach to our School of Business than Malcolm Baldrige,” a Post University blog reads. Post is right down the road from our headquarters in Southbury, CT, with Mac’s hometown of Woodbury being sandwiched between the two towns. Waterbury, of course, is home to the Scovill plant where Baldrige spent his early career, leading the transformation of a struggling brass mill into a highly diversified manufacturer of consumer housing and industrial goods. To honor those principles, Post has implemented a number of new courses that clearly draw directly from the criteria that frame the award as we know it today. For example:…Joseph A. De Feo | 1 comment | Continued
A Baldrige case study is a good way to understand how organizations similar to yours would respond to the Baldrige Criteria. This is especially true for nonprofits and government agencies, which have only two Baldrige Award recipients in their category, a city and an armaments developer.
The 2006 Flagstaff Case Study is the fictional application of the Flagstaff District, Grand Canyon Region, one of 41 districts within the U.S. Water Resource Agency. The application responds to the questions in the 2006 Criteria for Performance Excellence.
If you work for a nonprofit or government agency that is interested in Baldrige, I recommend reading the case study and the 2006 Criteria to get a sense for what areas the Criteria ask about and how your organization might respond. You may also want to read the application summaries of the 2007 Baldrige Award nonprofit recipients.Steve George | 0 comments | Continued