Whether because of advancing digital technologies or an increasingly complex global economy, today’s business school graduates will be expected to possess broader knowledge and more specialized skill sets than ever before. Wishing to leave nothing to chance, many employers are getting more involved in curriculum design, so they can help business schools produce graduates with skills suited to specific jobs and sectors. Here, we share three examples of today’s more multifaceted academic-industry partnerships. These stories reflect the ways industry and business schools are working
together to ensure better outcomes for business students and employers alike.
When Accounting Met Analytics
KPMG partners with b-schools to create master’s programs that update a traditional field with the latest technology.
In Service of a Sector
How a single phone call led one business school to tailor a new program to the needs of Singapore’s international commodities sector.
The Engaged Campus
At Cornell Tech, industry interactions are infused into the curriculum.
This article originally appeared in BizEd's May/June 2018 issue. Please send questions, comments, or letters to the editor to [email protected].