Giving Compass' Take:

• Leon Kaye, writing for TriplePundit, points out that more business schools are reshaping curricula to reflect issues in society, including ethics and social change. 

• Will the curricula changes impact the future of business and corporate culture?

• Read about the findings of a study that asked business leaders how they view sustainability. 


For decades, the business of Master of Business Administration (MBA) programs was strictly business. The requisite finance, accounting, and marketing classes dominated curricula as most business schools eschewed discussing ethics and social change. After all, most of these programs had taken the Milton Friedman approach to commerce, as in insisting that companies stick to what they do best: maximizing profits and shareholder value.

As topics like sexual harassment dominate the national conversation and chief executives weigh in on the ethical and social issues of the day. Business schools around the country are hastily reshaping their [curricula] with case studies ripped straight from the headlines.

The past year, however, has proven that it has been business far beyond unusual. And more business schools are realizing that if their students will be engaged and able to thrive in this new reality, then MBA programs must prepare their students for this brave new world.

All of us have to be a part of the solution, and business schools are wise to prepare their students for this new wave of challenges that will flare up at any time.

Read the full article on business schools by Leon Kaye at TriplePundit