Fast Company has an interesting article about Devi Vallabhaneni, a 37-year old CPA and Harvard MBA who founded the Association of Professionals in Business Management and created two separate tests to
verify what businesspeople know about things like marketing, manufacturing, operations, and human resources."Medicine, law, accounting, engineering -- they're all set up as professions, with certain predefined sets of knowledge," Vallabhaneni says. She thinks the four-part, 16-hour Certified Business Manager test will become the business world's equivalent of the bar exam or medical boards -- something new MBA grads will have to pass to prove their competency.
Fast Company won't make the article available online until next month, but current subscribers can access it here.