Management as a Liberal Art Research Institute (MLARI)
Management as a Liberal Art (MLA)
Management as a liberal art is a philosophy which argues that successful and durable organizations support self-development and moral growth in their people.
Peter F. Drucker understood the study of management to be a liberal art – “liberal” because management deals fundamentally with human nature, knowledge, and wisdom; and – “art” because it is concerned with practice and application.
What We Do
With the purpose of advancing our understanding and application of MLA in organizations, the MLARI develops educational content, publishes its research, and offers training workshops.
MLARI holds regular events advocating 'Management as a Liberal Art' (MLA). At CiAM we firmly believe that MLA helps support personal development, organizational effectiveness, community development, and the realization of human dignity.
Here you will find answers to the most common questions received on MLA and MLARI.
If you have any questions about the MLARI or MLA in practice, we would love to hear from you!