Category Archives: In the Media

Re-mastering business education (Business Standard)

It is this disconnect and the manner in which to redress it that are discussed in Rethinking the MBA – Business Education at a Crossroads, a Harvard Business Press release authored by Harvard Business School Professors Srikant Datar and David … Continue reading

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A critical rethink: Are in-house training schemes threatening business schools? [the Independent]

Employers want students with global perspective and leadership ability, good at integrating organisational realities and power politics. But they also want creative thinkers, good at oral and written communication. Since the crisis, they add, more lessons are needed on risk, regulation, restraint and the consequences of failure. And students need to be trained to question what they’re taught. Continue reading

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Are Business Schools Failing? [New York Times]

By Paul M. Barrett. The aftermath of a historic financial crisis seems an appropriate time to take stock of graduate business education. What are we teaching these people before they head off to the executive suite?

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Increased Ethics Training “Essential” to Future of MBA [BNET]

In their new book, Rethinking the MBA: Business Education at a Crossroads, authors Srikant Datar, David A. Garvin and Patrick G. Cullen of Harvard Business School argue that reinvention is critical to b-school’s continued relevance. Continue reading

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Sending the wrong signals [Times Online]

Students’ poor communication skills are being addressed by some schools.

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Multicultural Critical Theory. At B-School? [New York Times]

Written by Lane Wallace. “I think there’s a feeling that people need to sharpen their thinking skills, whether it’s questioning assumptions, or looking at problems from multiple points of view,” says David A. Garvin, a Harvard Business School professor who … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Harvard B-School [Newsweek]

Written by Daniel McGinn. For a century, the place has been turning out corporate leaders. But it’s not all cause for celebration. The institution has flaws, and now’s the time to address them.

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