Dr. Katrin Muff, Dean of BSL: Are business schools doing their job? – JMD 2012, issue 7

Dr. Katrin Muff, Dean of BSL
The purpose of this reserach paper is to further the debate on relevance in business education by sharing one business school’s experiences. A qualitative survey was carried out, reviewed by two independent collaborators. Conclusions drawn from interviews with more than 30 CEOs and HR Directors, from across all industries, provide findings on how business leaders think about higher education in business. The results highlight their perspective regarding: how academic programs can add real value in business; what business schools should teach more; and what they should teach less in their MBA programs. The research is used as a part of a case study being conducted about Business School Lausanne by Prof. Dr J.B.M. Kassarjian, Professor in Management at Babson College, Boston, USA.

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