Faculty News | Economic Times (Bombay) | 09
Business schools need to focus on students' 'doing' skills
Re: Srikant M. Datar
We started the book project as part of celebrations of 100 years of Harvard Business School, pre-recession. In the course of our interviews with various stakeholders in B-school education, we realised that the number of students applying for an MBA degree was declining. The world needs more managers because BRIC nations, Latin America and Eastern Europe are emerging, and yet students were not enrolling into B-schools. The major issue, as we found out, was lack of student engagement.