How do management students perceive management? How do management courses (re)form or (trans)form their constructions and perceptions on this regard? Throughout my teaching experience in management, I have often asked myself these questions and many others _ what a manager, in fact, is or what he/she should do to accomplish the managerial role. The book explores the socialization messages we impart and/or should impart to students, as management teachers, because management education makes more or less explicit promises about managing and these promises are present in the educational experience we expect to provide students with. Questions and concerns that accompanied my daily practice took me to an attitude of deeper curiosity and to an investigation which resulted in this book.