post on MBA curricula:

Steering a new course – A year after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, a new intake of students begin their first week at business school. Will they be taught to do things differently?”

“And it is not just the academic curriculum that is changing. MBA programmes have for many years been a strange hybrid of academic degree and vocational course. Equally as important as teaching theory is imparting the “soft skills” needed to brave a difficult job market after the programme. One area in which this is becoming more noticeable is a greater emphasis on personal development. At Cass, the new intake is, for the first time, being psychometrically tested during the first week of the programme. The idea is that students will go through their MBAs more aware of their strengths and having addressed their weaknesses, making them more employable when they leave. With a sceptical world awaiting them, they may need all the help they can get.” (a quote from this article)

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