MBA students and employers demand ‘profitable solutions for people and planet’

Jannie Delucca

“We have created a monster with the MBA that need to not exist,” stated Paul Polman, the previous Unilever manager who now chairs the Saïd Business University at Oxford. Warning that the qualification experienced “a slender definition of success” and would turn into “obsolete” in 1 or two years, he instructed a assembly of deans at Davos final month that faculties have been failing to adapt their teaching to the specifications of the organization community.

Mr Polman’s sights are echoed by a rising range of organization leaders who say that sustainability, goal and responsibility are at minimum as significant as income maximisation at any selling price. They consider that organization faculties want to adapt their teaching and investigation accordingly. 

“Our long run is at stake,” states Clementine Roberts, head of Oikos Global, a community of college students fully commited to embedding sustainability into economics and management teaching. “Business faculties are

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