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November | December 2007
A Is for B-School
Accreditation, Adjuncts, and Assessment—these three elements require careful management if a business school program is going to stay at the top of its game. Four authors recount how they have handled crucial processes at their own schools.
Learning to Lead—Responsibly
In programs that emphasize problem-solving, self-directed learning, and self-awareness, Universiteit Maastricht aims to help students chart their own course toward becoming more responsible leaders.
Design Think @ Innovation U
Many business students are learning that innovation requires more than creativity. It also demands a clear understanding and fierce appreciation of diverse, often conflicting, perspectives.
The Emperor of Espresso
Andrea Illy of Italy’s illycaffè has a fanatical devotion to quality and a passion for expanding the company’s coffee brand across the globe.
To train a world-class workforce, business schools are forging stronger bonds with the business community. The goal: to make business an active, long-term partner in the educational process.
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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.