McGill continues to say it will charge $29,000 and renounce provincial funding for its MBA program, Le Devoir reports today. The institution has no choice, spokespersons say, because there's a $10,000 difference between what the program costs and what the province gives to fund it. Better to drop all provincial funds and go it alone, they argue.
Now, the importance and utility (to use a fine word from the lexicon of economics) of MBAs are questionable. But this is a scary precedent. The province shouldn't let McGill get away with it.