Research - Curricular Innovation Study



The MBA Roundtable Curricular Innovation Study (CIS) is designed to provide faculty and administrators practical and actionable survey data that will enable them to promote curricular change and innovation in their MBA programs. Designed and delivered in partnership with Percept Research, this triennial study identifies current trends in curricular development and the processes employed to inform and manage programmatic change.

2012 Curricular Innovation Study

Over  250+ members and participating schools  completed the MBA Roundtable’s  triennial benchmark  curricular innovation survey  prepared by Percept Research and generously sponsored by George Mason University School of Management and the University of Tennessee College of Business Administration.

An excerpt from the full survey report indicates significant shifts in program formats:

Executive MBA Programs
•    Additional electives
•    Complete redesign
•    Longer class sessions with fewer days on campus

Part-time MBA Programs
•    Accelerate degree completion time through more weekend and summer course delivery
•    Increase in action-based learning initiatives

Full-time MBA Programs
•    Increase in action-based learning initiatives
•    More integration in the core
•    Timing/order of courses tweaked: more electives in first year
•    Deepened concentrations and specializations

Comprehensive report (pdf)
Summary presentation (pdf)
Recorded July 21, 2012 webinar


2009 Study Results

Insights into Curricular Innovation A recorded version of this popular webinar highlighting the results of the 2009 Curricular Innovation Study is available for viewing at:

Click here to review the recording of Insights into Curricular Innovation.