If you haven’t already seen it, check out the Financial Times‘ Q&A on the future of business schools, which features deans from Tuck, INSEAD, Carey Business School and IE Business School. The financial crisis has forced deans and professors alike to reassess the structure and content of management education for the future, and many are trying to find a way to contribute to the global economic recovery, FT has found.
Here are just a few of the intriguing questions posed to the deans during this round table discussion:
- How can trust be rebuilt in business schools in general and the MBA program in particular?
- What can the business schools do to teach the next generation of business leaders to deal with the problems at an early stage to prevent the systemic failures in many industries in the USA and in Europe?
- Should MBA programs put more effort into teaching ethics themselves, or teaching students how to broach ethical subjects with co-workers, higher-level managers and clients?
- Will there be a trend in the future for more specialized MBAs or general MBAs, and will business schools soon place more emphasis on the duration and quality of work experience?
Visit the Financial Times for the answers given to these and other compelling questions.
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