Ken Starkey defends the importance of business schools, while Martin Parker says 'bring in the bulldozers'.
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia.
In current context of financial uncertainty and political upheaval, it easy to question the purpose and activities of business schools. But before jumping to conclusions, there is a more nuanced story.
Harvard Business School classroom.
Since the financial crisis, business schools have been accused of every evil -- inequality, oppression, environmental devastation. So why should management schools be preserved?
African business school need to achieve a tricky balance between local realities and global demands.
African business schools can benefit from the rigourous process offered by global rankings and accreditations.
Qian Yingyi, Dean of Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management (left) and Ilian Mihov, Dean of INSEAD (right), celebrated the signing of a partnership between the two institutions on June 14, 2016.
The education of managers and executives is a growing challenge in 21st-century China, but changes in how the country monitors of universities could threaten recent advances.
When the environment and businesses meet, who will make sure one doesn’t suffer at the hands of the other?
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Though business and industry are significantly contributing to climate change, business schools across the country are not preparing our future leaders for the dramatic shift this planet needs.
The study found business students were concerned about their future employers’ corporate social responsibility.
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Results from a study of business students show how committed they are when it comes to working for socially responsible companies.
Business school fortunes are connected to London finance.
Of all the university departments, business schools could be the worst affected by Brexit. But it doesn't have to be all bad.
A new hero for business leaders?
Sam Allardyce may not have the immediate appeal of Ferguson, Mourinho or Guardiola, but his approach has serious value for execs.
It can’t be business (training) as usual for MBA students any more.
Employers still love a smart MBA graduate, but business schools are increasingly accused of not meeting the needs of a changing market.
Young entrepreneurs like Nigerian taxi boss Bankole Cardoso (26) want to learn how to do business - but they also want something very different from the traditional, structured MBA.
Young, entrepreneurial Africans want more flexibility and values-based learning than they feel is offered by a traditional MBA.
Business schools need to make anti-corruption education part of their curricula.
Education could be a valuable weapon in Africa's fight against corruption. Three business schools are already putting this theory to the test, with positive results.
Don’t be fooled by appearances.
A number of business school academics are increasingly sceptical about the values and purposes of management education and are becoming more confident in saying so.
Other windows onto the world are available.
Far from replacing the humanities, business education can embody liberal education in the universities of the future.
Francesco Botticini’s The Assumption of the Virgin shows the heavenly hierarchies at play.
One of the oldest assumptions about organising comes directly from the angels. In the 5th century, the mysterious theologian Pseudo-Dionysius wrote the definitive book on angelic hierarchies, Ecclesiastical…
Advocating greed is good.
The latest ranking of business schools has just been released by the Princeton Review and a certain type of business school continues to dominate – American ones. Having earned their reputation over the…
Bunches of case studies on your doorstep.
Legend has it that notorious American hold-up man Willie Sutton, who netted an estimated US$2m between the late 1920s and his final arrest in 1952, was once asked why he robbed banks. His reply: “Because…
Business schools should consider broader perspectives of the value of management scholarship to increase engagement and the…
From investment banking to turtle saving, MBAs have lots of options.
The sharp-suited MBA graduate with grand world-domination plans is a sterotype familiar to us all. He or she will probably head into a high pressured, well paid role in consulting or financial services…