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November | December 2005
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The B-School’s New Home
With their striking exteriors and state-of-the-art technology, today’s new business school buildings may impress stakeholders. But students and faculty love them because they feel like home.
In Defense of the MBA
Recent critics of the MBA are quick to point out the MBA’s shortcomings. Nonetheless, the real problem with business education may not be a lack of relevance, but a lack of recognition for what it’s getting right.
Oil and Water
Can an energy mogul talk like an environmentalist? BP’s Lord John Browne believes passionately in oil and natural gas, but he is determined not to sully the water—or the land or the air—to make hydrocarbon-based fuels available to consumers.
The Asian Equation
Demand for quality business education in Asia vastly exceeds supply.
East and West must work together to foster more first-class business programs to serve the world’s fastest growing economy.
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Soft Skills Matter: In Business School and Beyond
Measuring soft skills in a standardized way provides business schools with vital information to drive success for businesses and future business leaders.
Bringing Social Impact and Sustainability Goals Into the Curriculum
As young people challenge accepted business practices and take leadership into their own hands, business schools are beginning to adapt to shifting student expectations.
Digital Transformation: Mind the Gap
How can business schools prepare future leaders for digital transformation? By teaching them to develop a mindset that encourages critical thinking about change and technology.