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News - 4 March 2010

MBA Under siege-Reimagining Management Education

Tuesday, May 11, 2010 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 113 West 60th Street, NYC Hosted by: Fordham University, Graduate School of Business Administration Sponsored by: Aspen Institute CBE, United Nations PRME, The HUmanistic MAnagement NETwork

Even before the financial crisis, management education and specifically MBA education has been in the line of fire. Scholars and external observers alike blamed business schools to educate the wrong people in the wrong ways, paving the way for a slew of irresponsible management practices. Many business schools are under pressure and react with seemingly cosmetic changes to their curriculum. If the critics are right, however, it is time to reevaluate MBA education more seriously.

Honoring its Jesuit roots, Fordham Graduate School of Business provides an opportunity for all concerned stakeholders to discuss ways out of the crisis. Together with Aspen Institute’s Center for Business Education and the United Nations PRME initiative Fordham GBA is holding a 1 day conference on May 11, featuring a distinguished group of speakers including:

• Michael Jensen, Harvard Business School, a leading scholar of agency theory and proponent of shareholder value maximization

• Ed Freeman, Darden School of Business, University of Virginia, a leading scholar of stakeholder theory and stakeholder management

• Rakesh Khurana, Harvard Business School, Author of “From Higher Aims to Hired hands- the social transformation of Business Schools..”

• Henry Mintzberg,* McGill University/INSEAD, a long time critic of the MBA, author of several best-selling books, including “Managers Not MBAs”.

You are invited to join the conversation. The format of the conference will allow for ample interaction and high-level discussion. For more information on the conference please click on the link below.

Seats are limited. Early registration ends March 30th.

*confirmation is tentative at this point.

04 Mar 2010

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