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September | October 2007
Achieving the Net Effect
To launch Network Appliance into the Fortune 500, its CEO, Dan Warmenhoven, says he’ll need a focused strategy, innovative products, and the best talent his company can hire.
The Best Business Education Ever
Today’s business schools are under fire, but what critics do not seem to realize is just how good 21st-century management education has become.
Critics of the MBA abound, even within our own ranks. An analysis suggests, however, that while there is a kernel of truth in some criticisms, often the claims are incomplete, unfounded, and off-base.
One Size Does Not Fit All
As AACSB focuses on its priorities for the future, the association’s new board chair considers the challenges and changes that face management education.
Advise and Connect
Advisory boards strengthen the connection between academia and the corporate world, as executives engage in the lives of schools through counsel, funding, and hands-on involvement.
The True Colors of Management Education
The critics have been loud in their claims that business schools are failing at their job. But impassioned voices celebrating the successes of management education are creating a rising tide of enthusiasm that may drown out the critics.
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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.