Professionalisation of management is opposed on the following grounds:

(1) Management is basically an art or practice. Minimum educational qualifications alone cannot make effective manager. Moreover, no uniform set of qualifications or academic degree is ideal for management success in different types of organizations.

Therefore, it is undesirable to license managers or to limit the access to management career to people in a specialized degree.

(2) Professionalized qualified managers are not necessarily more efficient and effective than other managers. In India big businessman have successfully created business empires on the basis of their family background (heredity) and experience. What is important is successful managers whether they possess a degree/diploma or not is immaterial.


(3) Unlike lawyers, chartered accountants or doctors, managers do not have a uniform group of clients. They are the trustees of shareholders and all others groups having stake in a company. Therefore, it is not practicable to define precisely the obligations of managers for the purpose of regulating their professional activities.

(4) Many persons from the existing professions, e.g., law; accountancy, medicine, etc. serve as managers in business organizations. For example, several chartered accounts are working as finance/accounts managers in private sector and public sector organizations.

The activities of much professionally qualified persons are being already regulated of their respective professionals bodies.

(5) Management education and training facilities in India are not yet fully developed. Therefore, it may not be desirable to make a degree or diploma in management as an essential qualification for each and every manager.