U.S. business schools dominate the business school landscape, particularly for the MBA degree. This fact has caused schools in other countries to imitate the U.S. schools as a model for business education. But U.S. business schools face a number of problems, many of them a result of offering a value proposition that primarily emphasizes the career-enhancing, salary-increasing aspects of business education as contrasted with the idea of organizational management as a profession to be pursued out of a sense of intrinsic interest or even service. We document some of the problems confronting U.S. business schools and show how many of these arise from a combination of a market-like orientation to education coupled with an absence of a professional ethos. In this tale, there are some lessons for educational organizations both in the U.S. and elsewhere that are interested in learning from the U.S. experience.