Three Reasons to Ban Guest Speakers from the MBA Classroom

Last Updated Oct 23, 2008 6:59 PM EDT

Our Technology Management class ran over tonight -- again. Two-thirds of the way through, it's a definite trend; in fact, I think it's run over every time I've been in class. At least half the time, a guest speaker has contributed at least partially to the time issue. Tonight was one such occasion.

As I tried to focus on what our guest speaker was saying about ERP implementations, I started thinking about some of the other guest speakers we've had since the program began. And I realized that, so far, I haven't really learned much from them.

While contemplating the situation, I came up with three reasons to keep guest speakers out of the MBA classroom:

Guest speakers cover too broad an area »