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    Grand Challenges and the MBA

    Shantz, Amanda and Sayer, Melissa and Byrne, Janice and Dempsey-Brench, Kiera (2023) Grand Challenges and the MBA. Journal of Management Education, 47 (3). pp. 292-323. ISSN 1052-5629

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    Humanity is facing multiple grand challenges, compelling a myriad of diverse actors to interact, coordinate, and collaborate like never before. Business schools have a role to play in equipping future leaders to tackle them and we posit that to do so, leaders must be able to take multiple perspectives into consideration and look to the future while being morally aware. We carry out an in-depth audit of how MBA programs currently fare in this regard. We find that despite the urgency and salience of these transnational and intractable issues, little attention is paid to preparing MBA students to address grand challenges. We identify three barriers that may prevent educators from facilitating student acquisition of these competencies and conclude by proposing potential models of MBA programs for grand challenges.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: business education; COVID-19; grand challenges; MBA; moral awareness; sustainability;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Business
    Item ID: 17175
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    Depositing User: Kiera Demspey-Brench
    Date Deposited: 12 May 2023 13:59
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Management Education
    Publisher: Sage Publications
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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